This was a full page advert in today’s New York Times, paid for by Bill Perkins
UPDATE: September 24, 2008 9:44am
The WSJ picked up the advert in this morning’s paper:
The president has run into a wall of skepticism over his plan.
Troubled voters are calling their congressmen. Academic economists are
churning out sound bites. Democratic lawmakers are demanding that the
plan include perks for the working classes, while Republicans are
saying the plan interferes with the invisible hand of the free market.
But the 39-year-old Mr. Perkins is putting cash behind his anger. He
commissioned an African-American arts collective to draw a cartoon
depicting Mr. Bush, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal
Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke trampling on the graves of private
enterprise and capitalism. Then he paid $139,104 to run the drawing as
a full-page ad in the Tuesday editions of the New York Times. And he
promises to spend a million more on ads before he is done.
“I see it as trickle-down communism,” Mr. Perkins said. “We have a
communist action where everybody is paying for the benefit of the few
and hoping the benefits will trickle down to everyone else.”
Trader Makes a Quick $1.25 Million on Rescue, Then Slams It
MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS
WSJ, SEPTEMBER 24, 2008
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