A headline from the AP reads “Once 3 pages, bailout bill now length of novel.” This is what we have in the United States of America. We have politicians who use, as a means to pass bad legislation, stuffing pork into the “necessary” bill. Who told us that they were going to cut out the corruption and the pork in the beltway?? They LIED, again!
I hear / read all sorts of things in the news, and among these things are accusations about who should be blamed for the need of the bill, who is responsible for the bill not being passed, how horrible it is that the bill has not been passed so far, and I have even heard how it is the fault of the people who use language like “bail out” and that is the reason why it is unpopular… In the mean time, I have not heard a single person in the news media mention that it might have to do with the fact that we are using a number with 9 zeros after it! $700,000,000,000. That is SEVEN HUNDRED BILLION.
Now we have politicians adding this and that to the bill, which was already absurdly overpriced, so that votes can be purchased in the house and senate. What is actually worse? The fact that when this bill is signed, and it will be signed, we will have politicians, both Republican and Democrat, saying how this is wonderful, and while we wish we could do more, this will be a start in the right direction.
Our nation, is so far in debt that by 2040, if we spend not a single dollar on anything, we will not be able to afford the INTEREST on the debt. In the meantime, we have politicians who, while running for President, are promising to spend more money than the current administration has spent. It is as if these people are completely and utterly clueless, YET, we are constantly reminded that these are the brightest and best our nation has to offer.
Right now we are living on the edge of a gigantic hole the likes of which we will not be able to climb out of, unless something positive happens soon. Our politicians (they stopped representing us a long time ago, so they are clearly NOT our representatives) have decided that our nation, as a whole, should be kicked, soundly, over the edge. We NEED to contact DC and mention that this is NOT their money to spend. The vast majority of the US is NOT in favor of the bailout.
If our politicians do this against the will of the people, the people need to throw everyone out who is up for re-election that actually votes for this disaster.