reply to post by Vitchilo
If it's true, the saddest part about it is that congress doesn't have the balls to stand up to economic terrorism.
They can't see the bigger picture, because none of them are in it for the long haul. They are only in it for themselves, and for the short term,
because they are constantly thinking about "getting re-elected."
The surest way to end all this corruption and stupidity is go set term limits. If we limited terms to one term only, then the people who run for
congress would run because they truly wanted to go in and do some good for the country. They would have long-term results on their mind, and the
long-term health of the country on their minds....not short term gains.
Instead, we have power-hungry, greedy lawyers in charge, and the farthest they can think is "Oh no, I'll never get re-elected if this happens on MY
watch!" So, instead of coming out and talking to the American people (like Ron Paul does) and telling them the TRUTH of what's happening....they
just give in to the economic terrorists.
I say, screw the banker's threats....do what we have to do to straighten out the country. If we do it, and the stock market crashes....well, it was
inevitable anyway. The only thing the bailout did was forestall the inevitable stock market crash for a few years. Let the damn thing crash and start
completely over, I say.
Think about it this way (a metaphor):
Ever been working on a big project on your computer, and then your computer freezes up? Now, let's say you had been working on a project that had
just taken you hours, and you had a lot of time, thought, and work invested, but you forgot to hit the save button. Then your computer freezes in the
middle of all this hard work. You can't go forward, because it's locked up. But if you reboot, you will lose all your hard work and effort?
What do you do? Keep the computer on night and day, praying that it will magically "unlock itself" ? Or do you just bite the bullet, re-boot, and
realize that you are going to lose a lot of hard work down the drain and have to start over?
Eventually, you are going to have to re-boot. You don't want to lose all your hard work, but it's frozen, and you have no other choice.
The problem with congress is, they are waiting for someone else to come in and push the re-boot button, because they don't want to be held
responsible for the temporary effects of re-booting the entire system. So, they just sit, every day, working around the locked-up, frozen system, and
pray that it will magically start working again.
(End of metaphor.)
Time for a re-boot.
[edit on 7-5-2010 by nikiano]