Erik's Weblog 2.0

September 28, 2008


Washington, You Have a Problem...

Reap What You Sow

Am I completely off by thinking that one of the root triggers of the current financial collapse lies within the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005?

Credit card companies lobbied heavily to get it passed. It ultimately resulted in monthly minimum credit card payments to double for most people.

Apparently, they didn't learn a thing either.

Do the Math

I've bitched about this on Twitter before, but I am tired of hearing that the cost of the bailout will be around $2k per person.

The cost is going to be covered by tax payers. There are around 140 million tax payers in the US. That's around $5k a pop.

Twits Du Jour

  • Just watched The Mentalist. It's got potential. #
  • Maybe I shouldn't have reset my mom's skype password, just in case the dumbass who stole her laptop manages to get it going. #
  • Stop, Showertime! #
  • @RussB Good morning. That's why I have a wife. That sounds bad, but it's true. I cook, she cleans. #
  • We already decided on pulled pork barbecue sandwiches for dinner. 6 hours in the slow cooker... Better get to the store soon. #
  • Retweeting @rww: Pandora Issues a "Call to Arms" to its Listeners #
  • FoodTube: YouTube for Food Recipes #
  • Watching the debate now, since I feel asleep during last night. #
  • Erik's Weblog: Twits Du Jour #