What is wrong with these people? Getting funds to an industry that is pivotal to our economy is like pulling teeth and may not happen, but banks ask for a handout and we throw wads of cash at them like they’re in one of those game-show vortex machines where you grab as many bills as you can in 60 seconds? News flash to Secretary Paulson: “The economy” does not consist only of or depend only on businesses directly or tangentially related to the one you personally amassed your fortune in before you were appointed. There is a world outside of Wall Street. I am just disgusted with this whole charade right now.

ETA: It gets worse. I want to throw up.