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Category: Federal bailouts
March 31, 2009 at 4:00 PM

President Obama and GM workers

Tony Gutierrez / The Associated Press Jessica Tarifa of Fort Worth, Texas, works at installing a motor in a GM vehicle at the GM auto assembly plant in Arlington, Texas. Blue-collar benefits at stake Editor, The Times: President Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner demand “painful concessions” from GM workers to continue government assistance [“No more bailouts for…

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March 30, 2009 at 4:00 PM

American automakers in trouble

Ask not what government can do TO you Well now here we have a real good example of why its not such a good idea to allow Uncle Sam to “bail out” a private business [“No more bailouts of auto companies — for now,” page one, March 30]. All of a sudden Uncle thinks he owns the…

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March 24, 2009 at 2:43 PM

The bank-rescue plan

Let me back in the game I’ve been hearing the financial pundits speaking today about the possibilities or impossibilities of the Treasury Department’s plans to work with private investors to buy back the troubled mortgage-backed assets from the banks that hold them [“Fed aims to get toxic assets off bank books,” page one, March 23]. The…

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March 24, 2009 at 2:31 PM

Condoms to be made in China

Protect U.S. jobs So, after the “Buy U.S.” provisions were stripped out of bailout legislation, the only producer of condoms in the U.S. is losing its contract and the production is being outsourced to China, resulting in 300 more jobs lost. The U.S. economy will never recover unless and until we get jobs back. Outsourcing is economic suicide….

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March 23, 2009 at 3:45 PM

Charles Krauthammer column on AIG bonuses

Trotting out tired ideas won’t help Reading Charles Krauthammer’s column generally sets my teeth on edge. His column in Sunday’s paper [“AIG brouhaha diverts us from the bigger picture,” Opinion, March 22] was no exception. He is outraged at Congress for going after bonuses at AIG, with the argument that a contract is a sacred document, but…

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March 22, 2009 at 5:01 PM

AIG bonuses and political fallout

House reaction will hurt innocent people The House bill to recoup the AIG bonuses was a shotgun solution [“Corporate conduct still vexes Congress,” page one, March 20]. It will hurt many innocent and hardworking individuals right here in Seattle. When the FDIC seized WaMu last year, the assets were transferred to JP Morgan Chase, a TARP money…

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March 20, 2009 at 4:24 PM

The AIG bonuses

The result of 30 years of fiddling While I hope for the same outcome to the AIG mess as Maureen Dowd [“Team Obama slow to boil,” syndicated column, March 19], I think planning to abrogate contracts sets an extremely dangerous precedent. Should we all be able to renege on a contract, simply because we don’t like…

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March 19, 2009 at 4:44 PM

AIG bonuses

Joining an out-of-tune chorus Your editorial [“AIG should be forced to give back bonuses,” March 18] joins the chorus of those expressing outrage at performance bonuses being paid for failure. Who wouldn’t be outraged if that is what had happened. We expect such behavior from members of Congress seeking TV face time for the folks back home….

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March 17, 2009 at 4:33 PM

The AIG bonuses

Give me names, amounts I, like so many others, am appalled at the bonuses being handed out at AIG [“AIG bonuses: $165 million more,” News, March 15]. I would like to see the names of the people who accepted these bonuses, the amount each received, and the position each was employed in for which they received a…

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