posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 11:34 AM
Will we never learn?
Any lame brain that can balance a checkbook knows that you can’t spend what you don’t have. And when you lose your job, or as a country, JOBS as
in overseas, you start cutting back. You don’t look for new and inventive ways to spend money. Like on wars, nation building, or rebuilding someone
that you just beat up!
Just as in the days after 911 and the push for the patriot act or in the run up to the war in Iraq, we are hearing of the dire consequences of
thinking instead of acting.
Seven Hundred BILLION dollars for a bail out, for a bunch of crooks who think nothing of sending our jobs overseas or finding innovative ways to cheat
us out of our insurance policies.
To put seven hundred billion dollars in perspective;
That money represents the contribution of three dollars and twenty-eight cents for each man, women and child in the United States. That’s everyone,
babies, children, pregnant, disabled, unemployed, incarcerated and the infirm. Put another way, it is as if the U.S. government were asking for
fifteen cents from every living human being on the planet.
Sorry, but there is something fundamentally wrong with this sum of money being GIVEN to a bunch of crooks who will use it to pull the same crap on us
again and again.
How about a new proposal.
Instead of giving this money to business, so that they can buy even more government.
How about we give it to the people. Maybe it will "trickle up" to business the way that it was supposed to "trickle down" to the people during the
tax breaks that have already been given business in the recent past.
The people of the United States could use the money to pay down debt, which will allow them to become more competitive and solvent. Maybe everyone
doesn't need a bailout, so don’t give it to them. Base it on income, for those that do need help they can buy medical, dental or vision insurance.
Maybe not as good as the insurance that big business or big government has, but maybe it will be enough. The people could use it to pay off their
mortgages so at least they won’t have to worry about a roof over their heads while they’re trying to figure out how to buy gasoline to get to
work, pay for water, heat, groceries and prescriptions.
Maybe we should think about a government for the people, by the people again, instead of government by the politicians, and for the big business.