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Originally posted by Ambient Sound
Welcome to the real world. Face it, you don't make enough money, you didn't attend the right collage fraternities, you didn't join the right church, your dad wasn't in the CFR, and you probably don't consider the rest of us as sheep for you to fleece.
You, my friend, are not an Elite. Why would you think that you would be entitled to any of the perks, concessions, and helping handouts that the Elite reserve for themselves and their cronys?
To quote the late, great George Carlin, "its called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it".
Originally posted by Mintwithahole.
You have my sympathies. I hope things pick up for you soon. Its the same in the UK. If you're hard working and trying to get on in life the government doesn't want to know you. All it wants is your tax money. However, come in from abroad, live in a bedsit and have no job, or get yourself pregnant and the government bend over backwards to throw money at you. My business went under in March so I know what you're going through.
Originally posted by Relentless
reply to post by marg6043
"People" are Marg, I'm just afraid that there's more "sheeple" than people now.
Remember, the Housing Bailout you caught long before it came to a head? The American people said no, and their elected representatives spit in their eye and did it anyway. No one said boo once it was over. (Unless of course every person who voted for it facing election this year gets the boot - but I doubt it.)
Makes one want to kick everyone in their tushie, but I really don't know what the answer is now.
Originally posted by jefwane
What I want to know is where is the F'ing outrage. Bill Gross got on TV last week and said he wasn't buying anymore GSE debt or Treasuries until something happened. It's been no secret that he's been long GSE debt and MBSs and at the same time short Treasuries. I think the foreign SWFs said pretty much the same thing. Whatever amount they are saying it will cost the taxpayer now multiply by 10-100 and you have a better guestimate as to the cost.
Would it really destroy the economy if housing prices came down to say AN AFFORDABLE level?
Originally posted by mybigunit
Lots of truth there my english friend. The fact is if I was illegal and had no job I would get showered with benefits. But Im not so I guess Ill just accept the shaft and Ill go ahead and put my taxes to bail out all these to big to fail companies. Its the new American way I guess.