Originally posted by marg6043
The problem is that this is not the only state that is facing this type of problem.
What bothers me the most is that there we have a government that is giving away billions of tax payer money to the corrupted banking institutions but
here you see what they do when in comes to the citizens in this nation they just give the finger and tell them to bend over.
[edit on 16-1-2009 by marg6043]
Here is why..
When we loan money to the Banking industry we get Senior Preferred Shares, bringing in 10% interest payable per quarter. Bank of America for instance
paid millions in interest payments on senior shares (dividends are suspended however there was negative growth anyways for common share holders).
Every other bank also paid out money to Uncle Sam.
Hypothetically, if we survive the crisis, the Government will own and profit off of the entire banking sector. Fascism at it's best.
The reason why STATES are not getting the federal funding they need is more complex.
1. State Government's gdp (by state it varies) the covering of balance sheets does nothing to stabilize a state, and in fact aids in inflation by
putting money directly into the money supply -- something Obama wishes to do to combat deflation --
essentially this means that the Gov would be throwing billions upon billions at every state and seeing nothing be done to solve the problems.
2. States will fight to the bloody end over who got what and how fair it was..
3. Lawmakers assume that the more cash you give the states the more they waste it on ridiculous projects. Read up on Obama's bailout bill to see
some of the most retarded things you could find in a legal bill. (except Bush's bailout which included tax rebates for the likes of Rum, and Child
Bow and Arrow makers....) Some cities proposed using the funds to build Aquariums, museums, new state buildings, or in my old state, building massive
hospitals in regions that already had enough hospitals.
The idea is to LOAN the money to the States like we did to the banks and Auto's... thinking they would spend it much more wisely.
States are not in the business of making money, and they cannot afford to give benefit payments to blind and disabled people let alone interest
payments to the Fed...
Tricky thing about Depressions. You cannot spend your way out of them, as usually you spent your way into the Depression to begin with.
PS-- it should be noted that the Federal Gov already gave Cali billions in emergency loans that it has already blown through in a matter of 4 months.
Solidifying my positions above.
[edit on 1/16/2009 by Rockpuck]