….. But I Don’t Have Any Time For:
- My, this has been quiet — “General Motors and Chrysler have said they cannot survive much longer without the federal aid, while Ford Motor Company, which is in better shape than its competitors, has said it will not seek the emergency loans.” My guess is that Ford has seen the strings attached, and has said, “We’ll take our chances, if you don’t mind.”
- Though the GM-Chrysler bailout passed the House, at least John Boehner and Jean Schmidt didn’t make the same mistake twice. Both mistakenly supported the SUCKUP (Seemingly Unlimited Cash Kitty Under Paulson) with the made-up $700 billion price tag that turned into an $850 billion pork-laden fiasco.
- Which reminds me (the idea came from elsewhere, but I don’t remember where) — If the auto bailout is so darned critical to preventing a depression (which I don’t buy), why in the world doesn’t Congress simply reduce the $150 billion in pork that was added to the SUCKUP by $25 billion or so?
- The 145th Carnival of Ohio Politics, assembled by Jill of Writes Like She Talks, is here.
- A biodegradable credit card (HT NYT’s Quote Unquote via an e-mailer)? “The plastic will begin to break down in soil, water, compost or wherever microorganisms are present, and will fully degrade within five years.” Hope it has protection against consumers’ (or retailers’) sweaty fingers.
- NPR is laying off employees. No word, and none expected, as to whether any of the highly-paid execs and news starts are getting their salaries trimmed.