Originally posted by SEEWHATUDO
Does everyone on ATS think this thing is going to pass no matter what?
or do some think it will not pass?
I do think a bailout will pass no matter what we say.
I think the reason to fight is to make sure it isnt simply a handover of authority to the Fed with no oversight.
I also, like Cowgirlstraightup, wish there were NO bailout. I think with one, or without one, we at the bottom are going to suffer, and I think it
is only a matter of a lot of suffering up front, and hopefully we get the kind of changes we need made due to the desperation of the issue that will
ensure this kind of crap doesnt happen again. Or it will be marginally less suffering for us at the bottom up front, with a LOT less suffering for
Wall Street, with the taxpayer ultimately paying a much greater price over a much longer period of time.
Read; More regulation, enforcement of anti trust laws, campaign finance reform that REALLY keeps corporate money out of our electoral system, etc.
Because our politicians are bought and paid for, and we the voters are so marginalized by the main stream media being allowed to lock out third party
candidates, which in essence takes away our ability to choose outside of the two corporate puppets they present for us, there really is no possible
way that we would have seen NO bailout. Your politicians know which side their bread is buttered on and as a hint, you dont have a butter knife.
What we can hope and pray comes from this is a grass roots movement to force, from the bottom up, beginning at the local level, more responsiveness
from our leaders. We need to stop pandering to corporate interests. Period. We need to get corporate money OUT of the electoral system, and we need
to recognize that sucking up to them and their interests is not in our interest. We also need to figure out a way to ensure a media that is not so
concentrated that third party candidates and other news of importance to we the people is not withheld.
I am encouraged by the response from the people in this crises. Standing up, making sure they were heard. I am certain that that one thing is what
has prevented this from being a pure give away of power to the Fed. It isnt enough however, we need to back up that action at the polls. This needs
to be a sustained revolt against business as usual in Washington and on Wall Street.
[edit on 25-9-2008 by Illusionsaregrander]