posted on Dec, 3 2008 @ 06:04 AM
Is it me, or are we just becoming numb to all of this?
We've seen numbers with zeros that rival the number of Joan Rivers facelifts and we've read countless stories on how the financial sector bailouts
have been seemingly squandered into the pockets of the corporate elite through bonuses, dividends, junkets to posh places and the like.
When I heard on the news this morning . . . as a trailer after all the other 'news' . . . that the automotive industry bumped their beggings by
$9,000,000,000, my heart went into double time pretty quick.
Even if they get the dough, there are no guarantees of jobs, future success or longevity of the industry. Hell, these 'loans' are apparently for ten
years at the government's interest rate, whatever the hell that is.
In terms of jobs, part of each tabled plan is to slash more
jobs . . . so much for the latest bailout incarnation filtering down to
The automotive industry's day on "The Price Is Right" is coming and they'll each get to spin the big wheel to see how much of our money they get to
play with . . . how will it help us?
What good will it do to the poor bastard on the shop floor or assembly line just trying to eke out enough money to cover the day-to-day and maybe a
case of wobblie pops every now and then?
Seriously, what good will it do?
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