I usually keep my blog free of current events, unless they involve writing. However, I can’t let this one go. Why? Because my taxes are at stake just like everyone else’s, thanks to the billion/trillion-dollar bailoutof Wall Street (a.k.a. financial skid row).
Why is it that those of us who pay our bills have to get sucked into this shit? Whenever I sign that piece of a paper that says, “I agree to pay…” I take it seriously. I don’t like owing people money because I like being able to sleep at night.
So, I ask again. Why is it that we have to help bailout these f***ing companies when some of us have nothing to do with their mess? They screwed themselves, knowing damn well they gave mortgage after mortgage to the wrong people. Nobody is there to bail me out, if I give money to people who have a track record of spending their pay check before the weekend is up. What’s the difference?
While I understand why we have to put money into AIG, it doesn’t mean I have to like it. But once again, those jackasses got themselves in that mess because they couldn’t keep their greedy claws off something they had no business getting into in the first place. What the hell do they know about real estate? Obviously not much. If I’m ever late with paying my taxes, I hope I can get a bailout, too. Yeah. Right.
But here’s the kicker that seems oblivious to everyone in Washington. Instead of coming to our pockets for the cash, why not stop the war? We’ve spent hundreds of billions of dollars* on that war for oil, which we’ve obviously lost based on the price at the pump. So, why not pull everyone out of Iraq and Afghanistan and put that money to use on Skid Row Street? I don’t understand why that’s so hard to grasp. Can someone please explain why that’s not feasible?
One thing is certain. My vote is ready to go in the upcoming election. And before you ask, I’m using my own list of criteria to determine who’s the best fit for my needs. Ovaries, skin color, bullishness, and geriatric eligibility doesn’t mean jack. I’ll be paying even closer attention to my candidate of choice to see how they’re going to handle this problem. I got screwed when my job got sent overseas a few years back. Now that I’m doing better, I’ll be damned if I stand for it again.
There. I feel better, now that I’ve shared my two cents. Do you have two cents you’d like to share? (Assuming it won’t be taxed to help pay for the bailout)
*Thanks for the link, Erica!