GOP: "We do not support government bailouts"

Straight from the GOP site itself: 2008 Republican Platform

"We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to take longer to correct itself. We believe in the free market as the best tool to sustained prosperity and opportunity for all."

There ya have it. So if a Republican administration bailed out private institutions, that would be hypocritical, even deceitful, wouldn't it?

Written on September 24, 2008