Saturday, November 08, 2008

Translation and replies

The original:
In a letter to Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) asked Paulson to "review the feasibility . . . of providing temporary assistance to the automobile industry during the current financial crisis."
The translation:
Oh, please Secretary Paulson, couldn't you just give some of the $700bn bailout money to our poor auto industry, they're so needy, you know. We've given you all that money in good faith, to help the country, not just to keep the gravy train going for you and your friends.
Paulson's reply:
Pelosi and Reid:
How much more do you want?


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