Saturday, September 20, 2008

One trillion dollars is sort of a big number.

That’s what the U.S. government (meaning you and I, unless you happen not to live in the U.S., of course) is going to be spending to essentially buy control of the U.S. financial instititions. Biggest bailout since the Great Depression, I read somewhere this morning. We are told it is necessary in order to halt a complete meltdown that could possibly spread to the world’s financial instititions.

And I am still to understand that all government regulation is bad, even evil perhaps, and if the government would just let the markets run themselves, everything will be fine?

You know, I haven’t heard much about privitizing Social Security lately. I wonder why that is?

Dammit, I am pissed off at this country. Jesus. Republicans essentially run this country, and it is more than obvious that their main interests are in making the rules such that the wealth of this country is concentrated with a smaller and smaller percentage of the population. Yet, we have approximately 50% of the people in this country who think Republicans are the only ones to be trusted and Democrats are evil. “God, guns and gays” are those people’s primary concerns, and yet they are getting the rug yanked out from under their feet by the very people they keep voting into office! And yet, they don’t want to vote for a Democrat for president because Obama might be a Muslum or maybe he "doesn't respect the flag."

What a stupid frickin’ country.

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