Banksters, GOPer Partying Like Its 1926

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Last year, financial industry Banksters jetted into DC and made off with $700 billion aided by the likes of Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). But this week, when millions of Americans looked forward to a stimulus package of their own, Cornyn was surprisingly absent.
 
Where was he, you ask?
 
PARTYING AT A COCKTAIL PARTY WITH WALL STREET GOP DONORS OF COURSE! (hear a MoveOn ad here)

It’€™s been made pretty clear that Banksters love all the partying they can do with $700 billion we gave them. On Wednesday, Associated Bank spent tens of thousands of dollars to send about 100 employees to a sexy Puerto Rican resort as a taxpayer-financed ‘€˜ataboy. Not to be outdone, Bank of America sponsored a five-day carnival outside the Super Bowl (taxpayers not invited). Then, Wells Fargo took heat for planning a lavish taxpayer-financed employee rendezvous in Las Vegas, which they reluctantly had to cancel.

All that partying can make a Bankster tired’€¦ which is why many of them were given taxpayer-financed bonuses!
 
We should expect that level of heartlessness from Banksters though (having all seen Oliver Stone’€™s Wall Street). But for Sen. Cornyn to miss a vote on the new stimulus legislation only to go party hard with Wall Street GOP donors is a whole new level of stink.
 
Sitting out the legislative process seems to be the new theme among the conservatives who brought us this mess. Like in Wisconsin, where Assembly Minority Leader Jeff Fitzgerald’€”when asked about bipartisan solutions to the state’€™s $5.4 billion deficit’€”said, ‘€œI don’€™t have to solve that problem. Obviously, that’€™s the Democrats’€™ problem.‘€

That’€™s the spirit. I’€™m glad I’€™m paying his salary too. He’€™s really earning that raise he voted to give himself.

 UPDATE: Associated Bank cancelled its trip to Puerto Rico. No violins played.

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Cody currently oversees online communications, web development, and graphic design at One Wisconsin Now & the Institute, having served previously as Deputy Research Director.