So the U.S. economy is in shambles thanks to the reckless investments of various holdings companies. The President is asking us to help bail them out by supporting a bill which would allow the government to “lend” $700 billion to one of a few companies, along with “lending” the needed funds to others.
Here’s what I sent to a friend to say in response to an email asking for support.
“So, you want the government to bail out the companies that screwed up? Sure, no problem. Speaking of screw-ups, I just lost a $200,000 bet on the football game last week. I will be sure to vote in the way you speak if you can help me out with that debt. Now, knowing that you don’t give a damn about MY troubles, why should I let YOU use MY tax money to help out companies that are publicly traded and not partially owned by ME? I did not cause THEM to screw up – THEY did. It’s time for people and companies to take responsibility for their actions and I refuse to support the bailout program for that very reason.
A responsible person”
Kiss my ass. Do not ask us to help companies if you, the government, are spending billions of dollars on FOREIGN AID while leaving Americans without jobs. Do not ask us to help companies if you, the government, are spending more on the war in Iraq (read oil) than you are spending on finding alternative means of fuel. Do not ask us to help companies if you, the government, are trying to help out your friends and not helping the millions of Americans who are living at or below poverty level or who are homeless.
This graphic depicts who actually benefits from this “plan” that you are putting in:
You, the government, are representatives of every American citizen. If 66.7% of Americans say no to this and you push it through then how are you representing us? It is time for a vote. Oh, and not a vote like the Presidential races of 2000 or 2004. We need Switzerland to monitor the balloting process and determine what side wins. I’m tired of the government screwing that up, too!