#1 Despicable Dc Pols' Most Outrageous Demand Yet09-29-2008, 02:56 PM
Whew,he lays it on the line! Get rid of em all, start fresh! Term limits!
DESPICABLE DC POLS' MOST OUTRAGEOUS DEMAND YET
MEMPHIS - Here's why Americans are revolting over the Wall Street rescue plan.
It's not that taxpayers refuse to dig deeper to avoid an even bigger catastrophe.
It's that they're all puking over the notion that it's the same bums in Washington who caused the mess by allowing it to fester who are now demanding their money to fix it.
It's like the criminal who breaks into your house, hurts himself, then sues you for damages.
The reason Americans endure their federal government is that it is so inept and useless that it has little bearing on their everyday lives.
But in an economic meltdown like this, people don't have a choice but to feel the fallout of their government's incompetence. This is especially true in important swing states like Michigan, Ohio, Florida and Wisconsin, where factories are shuttering and neighborhoods are going into foreclosure.
And when taxpayers are suddenly told that the government will clip them for an additional $700 billion to clean up a mess it made, voters tend not to forget.
What is truly staggering is that neither of the presidential candidates has effectively reached voters on this issue. That's why they remain jumbled at 50-50 in the polls.
Obama's envisioned "joint statement" last week and McCain's sniveling attempts to skip Friday's debate were silly political posturing, as if a little handholding would do any good.
All these people do is hold hands, and that's why they've gotten us into such a crisis. When they're not clutching hands with strangers in airport bathroom stalls, they're clutching hands with people even worse - each other.
Or they're playing footsie with lobbyists and selling off America's future for a few bucks and a cushy job after they leave office.
Both sides are equally despicable.
Republicans have never met anything they're not willing to sell - so long as it belongs to someone else.
And Democrats have never met anything they're not willing to give away - again, so long as it belongs to someone else.
That someone else these last few years, of course, has been the American taxpayer. And any poor schlub who thought he was investing in a solid stock market.
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10-02-2008, 01:59 AMThe reason Americans endure their federal government is that it is so inept and useless that it has little bearing on their everyday lives.Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
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