I've been meaning to address this ridiculous bailout for quite some time and today seems as good a day as any. I am disgusted. I am appalled. And, I have nothing but disdain for the "lawmakers" that are running amok in Washington. We need some real leaders... and that would be leaders with integrity. Where are they? I haven't seen too many of them lately.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
First of all, I am not an economist. I am just a simple housewife living a simple life feeding six children, one husband, four dogs and a cat on a modest single income. How do I do it? It's called a budget, my friends. I am quite certain that if I decided to throw caution to the wind and spend like a stark raving mad lunatic, there would be no one to bail me out. Therefore, I am "forced" to be fiscally responsible. Imagine that.
Secondly, have you ever noticed when the government sticks its incompetent fingers into anything, it creates problems. I have begun to believe the government can't do anything right. It's just not in them. Government Intervention = Big Fat Debacle
So, where do we stand now? I am closely watching my elected representatives and how they vote on this bailout issue. In case you haven't picked this up already, I am against it. Any one of my elected officials that vote for such nonsense, such fiscal irresponsibility, such increased government waste and regulation, such socialism will not receive my vote come election time. Only one representative still has my vote as of the vote on Monday.
Here's the thing. The government and it's renegade regulators got us into this mess... which, by the way, is predominantly a Democrat problem not withstanding Nancy Pelosi and her idiotic speech on the floor on Monday. The woman is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, if you know what I mean. I'm not letting the Republicans off the hook here. I am perturbed at President Bush for wanting to hand a blank check to ol' Paulson who clearly doesn't know what he's doing. We need to fire them all and start over. Not with Obama or McCain either. We need principled men, knowledgeable men, men of integrity. Men who know how to balance their checkbook and live on a budget!
What should happen now? Bankruptcy. That's what would happen to me if I would have been equally irresponsible. Seems to make sense to have the same thing happen to the government and all it's government run enterprises. (which shouldn't be government run, but that's a whole other blog post)
It's a hard thing for the American public to understand. Most people have their heads in Dancing With The Stars and not on the state of our nation. I get that... sort of. People are buying into these scare tactics. Let me ask you this. If it was so all fired important for this bailout to happen immediately, why are our congressmen celebrating the Jewish holidays? Hmmm. Not more important than carving the Rosh Hashanah turkey (or whatever food is served on such an occasion), eh?
I don't mean to be glib, well not totally. Government needs to take two giant steps back and let the chips fall where they may.
In the meantime, I'm planting a bigger garden and getting some chickens. Self-sufficiency, man. That's where it's at.