"Why would you want to fail?" I naively asked.
"So I can get money to keep from failing even more. Three trillion went to financial institutions. I figure I should get something for being greedy and a failure. That's the American way!"
"Even if all of what you said is true, President Obama has been trying to reduce subsidies to the rich and to eliminate most of the annual $100 billion in corporate welfare."
"As long as Republicans control the House and can block the majority in the Senate," said Marshbaum, "the American way of life will be preserved. Want a drink now?"