Monday, September 29, 2008

What Is It About Working Men and Women That You Find So Offensive?


I don't get it.

If this 700 billion is a arbitrary number, as we have been told - just picked to look big - then why is there no room for mortgage relief? Why is it that it is out of the question to give judges the option to renegotiate the terms of a mortgage so people can find a way to say in their homes?

I am simply staggered that they are asking us to foot the bill for this monstrous theft perpetrated upon us, while at the same time prohibiting us from receiving any relief from the bailout for the thieves that we are paying for!

Is every single person in Congress owned by the credit card companies?

Hyenas, vultures and jackals.

Oh my.

Update: House fails to pass bailout package, 228-205.

Everyone's scared of losing their seat this close to election time.

Which means, of course, that they know how deeply the American people are opposed to it.

And they would have voted for it anyway, except that they knew they'd get their asses kicked at the ballot box.



Comrade Kevin said...

I really wonder if there's anyway to break the stranglehold lobbyists have on Washington politics these days.

It's so easy to be cynical.

Alicia Morgan said...

Honestly, CK, I don't know.

But I think it is still important to try.

Publicly funded elections - clean money - would go a long way towards changing or at least mitigating lobbyist influence. If candidates and incumbents did not need to worry about raising money to get into and stay in office all the time, they would not have to be so beholden to corporate money and corporate demands.