I listened to congress today and many in congress seem to think that the American People do not know what’s going on. Congress thinks that Americans are not listening to the fact that Small Businesses may not make payroll because their money market accounts are not FDIC insured and their banks may go out of business (take your money out know, it it’s in a non FDIC account, so this does not happen). They do not know that we understand that parents may not be able to get student loans for their childrens’ educations’ (educational institutions should voluntarily defer payments until after the election is over, or the government should extend some of that obviously available 700 billion dollars to Federal Student Aid, I have yet to see a justifiable reason for giving Bush and Paulson a blank check with a maximum of 700 billion dollars). In addition we understand that Banks are hesitant to lend to other banks because they are afraid they don’t have the money to pay them back. Well if the banks don’t have any money they should not be asking for it and should not be trying to sell other banks a fake bill of goods. A couple knows how much they can pay for a house, a bank knows how much money they can afford to borrow. Banks should not borrow more then they can afford to pay. In this brief summation I have of the bailout situation and the reasons for giving Bush 700 billion dollars I hope I have shown some understanding of “What’s Going On”.
With that said, I have to say that inherently I do not have a problem with bailing out Wall Street. I think after 911 Wall Street needs a lot of breaks but I have a great big objection to giving George Bush and Paulson 700 billion dollars. If you want to know the depth of my feelings, if you’ve read 1984 and remember the five minute hate scene where the enemy comes on TV and everyone screams at the TV in pure hate and disgust, then you understand how since Bush has asked for the 700 billion dollars how I feel about him. This last blackmail, this last debasement has just made me as an American feel so debased and taken advantage of. It’s creating flashbacks, first flash back – hanging chads, a statement my “brother” is Governor of Florida he’s not going to let me lose. I remember a browser I had “opera” that would automatically reload every several seconds that I looked at the whole night wondering what was going to happen as the numbers were constantly updated, then hanging chads, recounts, a helicopter following a Uhaul full of votes, and finally a Supreme Court Decision, the second flashback 911, i don’t know if Bush is behind 911 but the same black mail that’s happening now to get us to pass the 700 billion dollar bill is the same blackmail that went on to nullify the constitution and get the patriot bill passed, the unifying cry for the passing of the patriot act was never another 911, the third flashback; Iraq, the UN told George Bush over and over that their were no weapons of mass destruction. Instead I had to see a bustling Iraqi economy with cars, fruit stands, and people strolling down the streets, reduced to a pile of rubble with little orphan children, this does not even begin to take into consideration the dead American troops. Even with the Iraq war years later after it started we learned that the Bush administration had falsified documents and lied so that we could go into Iraq. The fourth flashback is a failure to pass a bill that would have given children medical care. This was horrifying to me that the president of the United States did not pass a bill to help children. This is why when bush says that he’s concerned about people losing their jobs, making payroll, and the American people I know that he’s lying like hell. He does not care for the American people he never has. If he cared for the American people if we are really in crisis he would find a way where he nor his representatives would never touch the money he’s asking for.
Finally I say the problem is not the message. Months ago while in the grocery store many people using their debit cards were not able to pay for our groceries because because for no reason our cards were declined. I was at the self checkout and we were saying our cards have been declined. There was a problem then and their probably is a problem now but please do not give Bush a blank check of 700 billion dollars, he’s only going to steal it. Please Congress find a way to administrate everything from the government until Bush gets the Hell OUT. It’s the messenger not the message.