posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 12:09 PM
Ok, so its 12:50 and I have class in like an hour, but I'm skipping it because I started watching this hearing Bernake and Paulson are having right
now, and it made me want to throw something at my tv.
The gist of what is being said is this; that although this plan may seem unfair and massive, we need to do it now, and then we can adopt different
measures later. All of the senators their are asking them all softball questions like "Isn't their a chance the taxpayer could make money off of
this?" and "If a better plan comes along can we change to it?" to which Paulson gets to further beat his chest and talk about how this plan isn't
to help these companies, its to help the taxpayer.
I am sickened by this. As discussed on other threads, this bailout has so many shady provisions in it it is unbelievable, not the least of which is
that any of the decisions they make can't be reviewed in court. Yet to this point, not one person has questioned it. We have had Senators Dodd and
Shumer come out in the media as if they are looking out for the taxpayer, but when they get to ask questions, they do nothing.
Another thing that disturbed me was Paulson's willingness to say that the plan could evolve in the future. He said this to ensure Dodd that equity
may be included in the future, but to me that proves exactly why we shouldn't do this. The bill calls for no judicial oversight, and now they are
saying the plan can be altered, well then who to say it isn't altered more at the expense of the taxpayer even further?
I can see exactly how this will play out now though. All of the congresspeople that vote for this will say the following; we don't want to do this,
but things are so bad we have to, and the taxpayer MIGHT get most of their money back, and we can always change it if it doesn't work. Todays dog
and pony show was held because many American's are mad about this, and now the congresspeople will have an excuse as to why the voted for this.
It gets even more horrific than this though. The talking heads have started talking about this now, and the first thing I heard an analyst say (sorry
forget his name) is that the taxpayer needs to stop worrying if this is fair, it just needs to happen and it doesn't matter if some people get rich
off of it. Yep, thats their feeling. The taxpayer needs to forget about the fact that they are getting screwed, and instead be frightened to death
so you give all of your rights and money up.
I'm tired of this. No one is really challenging what these people are saying, (a few exceptions) and now they are starting to make excuses for it.
To anyone reading this; DON"T ACCEPT THESE EXCUSES!!!! No matter what these people say, this is one of the single most fascists plans ever written,
and is designed purely to take wealth from the poor and middle class, and give it to the rich. Checkout the bailout bill thread, and tell all of your
friends and families what is happening, and tell them to vote out every single person that votes for this bill. That will be the only way we can
start to fight this corruption.