Sen. Jim Bunning: RIP Free Market

Senator slams government's handling of the financial crisis.

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Former big league pitcher—and current Republican senator from Kentucky—Jim Bunning was dishing out the high hard stuff Friday in response to the government's handling of the financial crisis.

From a statement:

"Instead of celebrating the Fourth of July next year Americans will be celebrating Bastille Day; the free market for all intents and purposes is dead in America," said Bunning. "The action proposed today by the Treasury Department will take away the free market and institute socialism in America. The American taxpayer has been mislead throughout this economic crisis. The government on all fronts has failed the American people miserably.

"My great grandchildren will be saddled with the estimated $1 trillion debt left in the wake of this proposal. We have gotten to this point because nobody has been minding the store. Both Secretary Paulson and Chairman Bernanke should be held accountable for their inaction—and now because of that inaction—the American taxpayer is left with bill."

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