#1 Here's why Americans are revolting over the Wall Street rescue plan.
09-29-2008, 06:17 PM
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DESPICABLE DC POLS' MOST OUTRAGEOUS DEMAND YET
Wake up and smell the outrage.
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.
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.
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.
09-29-2008, 06:32 PM
Damn, I hate to agree with a NYC newspaper, but that's a good one.
09-30-2008, 08:15 AM
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It is a good one, and Congress listened to their constituents on this one. Their constituents, who at the age of 50 have an average of $25,000 tucked away for retirement. Financial geniuses."Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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