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Where is the leadership of this country?!!?!

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posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 04:28 PM
I really wanted to post this in all caps, but I compromised with a few extra exclamation points.

We are in the middle of one of the worst financial disasters in history and our lame duck president seems to be hiding. The last we heard from him was when he tried to threaten the people into accepting the "bailout" that they were forcing down our throats.

Since the bailout, the economy has been in a nosedive. People are seeing their retirements vanish before their eyes. People are worried about their money in the bank. People are worried about losing their homes.


No one is talking about how we are going to get out of this. We are left to "speculate" where things are heading and it isn't pretty. I realize that GWB is a horrible president with the lowest approval rating in history and his words wouldn't provide much security, but that doesn't let him off the hook. His job is to LEAD this country, not steal from it and hide behind the scenes so he can watch it burn.

I am absolutely DISGUSTED with the leadership of this nation right now. This is a crisis. Our leaders were more than happy to lead us here... now they need to at least pretend to LEAD US OUT!

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 04:33 PM
I feel you! And Im on the same level as you are.. However you want to know what our leader said today?
I just got done watching the news..

They want another 150 billion dollars!!!

They are going to get it all from you folks..
You see this isnt about leadership.. This is about robbing you blind, and setting the new world order in place soon!

They said today, this is no longer the USA problem, its a WORLD problem now..

Im so sick and #$@!ing tired of this bull#.. Everyday more bull#..
I have my food and my water stocked up.. Guns and protection ready to go. This government is not going to listen, and its going to do what it wants to do..
It will take what ever money it wants..
So after we give them yet another Billions or trillions of dollars, I dont even remember anymore..
This is getting out of hand..

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 04:37 PM
Karl... they gave up quite a while ago. Every solution that has been offered-up has failed and now they're all ducking for cover. They know they've failed and now they're in personal damage-control mode.

I truly hope that in the coming truly bad times ahead that NONE of us forgets this. There must be an accounting of this government. These people MUST be held to task for what they have done (and failed to do) that has lead to the mess they created. NO ONE should be allowed to walk away from this. No one.

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 04:42 PM
reply to post by jtma508

I agree, why haven't we heard that people are going to jail for this. After Lehman and the AiG hearings, Some of those guys should have been arrested right after their statements. The greed of those people, and nothing will happen to them. HOw can this be, where is the guy who wanted to impeach clinton or anyone else?

edit to add star and flag for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[edit on 9-10-2008 by isa75]

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 04:42 PM
reply to post by zysin5

Simply amazing......

I PRAY that karma really exists and these scum bags get theirs in the end.

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 04:45 PM
The leadership of this nation is right with their heads so inside their butt holes that they has lost their ability to think straight.

They are giving the finishing touches on bankrupting the nation and give it away to any country that can afford a piece of it.

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 05:05 PM
Yeah, good question. Really can't say what I'd like, as I tend to descend into a stream of only semi-intelligable cursing...

S & F

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 05:17 PM

Originally posted by Karlhungis
reply to post by zysin5

Simply amazing......

I PRAY that karma really exists and these scum bags get theirs in the end.

HEY if it goes to MAD MAX levels I will be glad to join the hunting expedition?

I am not a violent person-- but I do think this level of treason should be a CAPITAL OFFENSE...

IF we need examples of these folks in the way HISTORY has for eons. This would not happen again for at least three generations.


posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 05:20 PM
This has become a world crisis now. The greed was is so pervasive that every nation on this planet can now kiss his/her financial future goodbye. This crisis will reverberate for at least half a decade but probably two. The leaders of the countries that are most affected are trying to bail out (or scrape the barrel, depending on how you look at it) and nationize banks but nothing is working. Reason being, there is no cure for something that was dying and rotting from the inside out.

Leadership won't cure anything and I expected really nothing more from Bush. He was all talk when the enemy was far away and invisible but this very tangible threat that could ultimately cost more lives than Terrorism through suicide/homicide and total and utter chaos, has HIM running for the hills. He is no use, was no use and will never be any use.

Did you really expect more from him?

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 05:24 PM
There never has been any true Leadership... DUH.

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 05:27 PM
Leadership of demons, and pedophiles!!!

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 05:33 PM
American Leaders are paid in thirty pieces of silver...

I can say whatever I want about this country because I'm an Army Infantry Combat Veteran of Afghanistan, and Iraq. I've earned that right...

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 05:39 PM
I couldn't agree more.
I am aware that high profile jobs can become overwhealming and all, but that's when you bring on more staff and advisers that you trust.
I just read an arty today about how Bush has been "battered" lately and as a result, his "role" is "diminished".
ABC news arty

Poor little guy...NOT!
GET OFF YER BUTT and DO something to stop the theft of our lifetime.
Oh yeah, and TELL US THE TRUTH!

See? It's like talking to a wall...

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 05:59 PM
reply to post by Karlhungis

"Leaders" .. have very little control over the markets.

That much should be obvious.. $700 billion did not help ..

What exactly do you want?

Just leave the damn economy ALONE .. LET IT COLLAPSE .. its HEALTHY for Capitalism!!!!!!!

^^^^ why don't people get that?

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 06:19 PM
reply to post by Rockpuck

I don't expect Bush to fix the economy, I expect him to lead this country. Address the people, not to ask for more money but to reassure them and tell them how they are going to make it through this. Good leaders don't hide in times of trouble.

Just because you and I don't find any reassurance in his words doesn't mean that there aren't many people who still do. The PotUS still means something to a lot of people and they deserve better.

[edit this site is hell to use with an ipod]

[edit on 9-10-2008 by Karlhungis]

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 06:27 PM
I can't add anything to that so I will just applaud. That OP sums up my feelings exacty.

Oh, did you notice that our esteemed congressional leaders ran out of Washington after the bail out was passed?

[edit on 9-10-2008 by Mad Max]

[edit on 9-10-2008 by Mad Max]

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 06:48 PM
Ah .. address the people?

That is tomorrow (morning I think?) ..

"every thing is fine people... STOP withdrawing money form your mutual funds for the love of god!!!"

just kidding, he will stop at "everything is fine" .. though I wouldn't be surprised if he really DID tell you to stop pulling money from funds lol..

Just because you and I wouldn't find any reassurance in his words doesn't mean that there aren't many people who still do. The PotUS still means something to a lot of people and they deserve better.

Now THAT ^^^ I can agree with my friend.

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 11:52 PM
reply to post by 4N6310

At least he is finally getting around to it. I still can't believe it has taken this long. I really hope he hired a good speech writer for this and that it won't be an insult to everyone's intelligence. "Hope in one hand and crap in the other....."

posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 11:53 PM
What do you mean, OP? We have allowed this "leadership" for 2 terms.

Laughing at us, like they have a reason not to.

[edit on 9-10-2008 by pluckynoonez]

posted on Oct, 10 2008 @ 12:05 AM
Perhaps you want to hear something like this?

I never forget that I live in a house owned by all the American people and that I have been given their trust.

I try always to remember that their deepest problems are human. I constantly talk with those who come to tell me their own points of view -- with those who manage the great industries and financial institutions of the country --with those who represent the farmer and the worker -- and often, very often with average citizens without high position who come to this house. And constantly I seek to look beyond the doors of the White House, beyond the officialdom of the National Capital, into the hopes and fears of men and women in their homes. I have travelled the country over many times. My friends, my enemies, my daily mail bring to me reports of what you are thinking and hoping. I want to be sure that neither battles nor burdens of office shall ever blind me to an intimate knowledge of the way the American people want to live and the simple purposes for which they put me here.

In these great problems of government I try not to forget that what really counts at the bottom of it all is that the men and women willing to work can have a decent job, -- a decent job to take care of themselves and their homes and their children adequately; that the farmer, the factory worker, the storekeeper, the gas station man, the manufacturer, the merchant -- big and small -- the banker who takes pride in the help that he can give to the building of his community -- that all of these can be sure of a reasonable profit and safety for the earnings that they make -- not for today nor tomorrow alone, but as far ahead as they can see. I can hear your unspoken wonder as to where we are headed in this troubled world. I cannot expect all of the people to understand all of the people's problems; but it is my job to try to understand all of the problems.

I always try to remember that reconciling differences cannot satisfy everyone completely. Because I do not expect too much, I am not disappointed. But I know that I must never give up -- that I must never let the greater interest of all the people down, merely because that might be for the moment the easiest personal way out.

I believe that we have been right in the course we have charted. To abandon our purpose of building a greater, a more stable and a more tolerant America would be to miss the tide and perhaps to miss the port. I propose to sail ahead. I feel sure that your hopes and I feel sure that your help are with me. For to reach a port, we must sail -- sail, not lie at anchor, sail, not drift.

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