Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for April 19, 2009
Rat's fairy tale o' fairness and justice Once upon a time, there was a bank C.E.O. who decided to make a lot of home loans to people he knew could not pay them back. As a result, Mr. Bank C.E.O. made $50,000,000 in bonuses and stock options. But then the loans went bad. Bank And as a result, the bank's employees lost their jobs. And the bank's shareholders lost their money. And the homeowners lost their homes. And taxpayers with no connection to the bank had to pay all the money to fix it. $ Bank And Mr. Bank C.E.O. got to keep all of his $50,000,000 and live happily ever after in his Connecticut mansion. Goat says, "Where's the fairness and justice in that?!" Rat says, "Whoa. Perhaps I should re-title this." Pig says, "Oh, I just love happy endings."