There have been reports that "Saturday Night Live" removed, then revised and put back on, the Bail Out skit which skewered President George W. Bush, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and Congressman Barney Frank.
It also made mock of sub-prime borrowers Herb and Marion Sandler, the couple who built Golden West Financial and sold it to Wachovia just before the collapse.
The current dismal US financial failing is nothing new. Something similar also happened back in 1832.
But don’t you wish John McCain, Barack Obama, or President Bush – or anyone in Congress – had said the following to Wall Street financial firms instead of handing them a S700 billion bail out?
"Gentlemen, I have had men watching you for a long time, and I am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter, I shall ruin 10,000 families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin.
"Should I let you go on, you will ruin 50,000 families, and that would be my sin. You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out."
Seventh US president Andrew Jackson, addressing a delegation of investment bankers in 1832.
What do you think? Did you think the SNL video was right or wrong is making fun of everyone?
And was the bail-out a good thing or a terrible thing?