Monday, September 29, 2008
The Unbearable Perkiness of WaMu
This weekend we received a piece of junk mail introducing us to the "My WaMu Perks program for FREE."
The fact that the sixth-largest bank in the United States had just been seized last Thursday as insolvent by the United States government and handed over to JP Morgan Chase Etc. lent the missive a surreal, absurdist touch.
Arriving in the same day's mail was an offer from the criminally mismanaged insurance behemoth AIG offering me a FREE $10 Gas Card which is amusing since I don't drive and wouldn't go anywhere near that toxic corporation for any purpose whatsoever.
As the Bush administration demands even more money from the peasants to ensure the continued wealth of the plutocracy (see the invasion of Iraq/Afghanistan/Pakistan/Iran, reduced estate taxes, investment bank/home mortgage companies/insurance company bailouts), it's looking more likely with each passing day that most of us are going to be subsisting on cat food soon. See you on the soup lines.