Sunday, March 29, 2009

Forgive the Negative Rant!!!!!

I hate to go negative, but to quote one of my new heroes "V", there is something terribly wrong with this country. We are in a financial mess and our solution is to punish the people who have played by the rules. We are going to allow people who are not able to pay their mortgages, people who are not able to pay their bills, people who have screwed up this economy to "get off the hook" at our expense. What about all of the people who have done everything correctly? What about the people who have struggled to pay their bills? Why not bail us out as well? Yet, we will continue to pay our bills while people who have gotten in over their heads will be bailed out by the new foreclosure laws which mandate a judge can lower your monthly payments to something more affordable. It almost makes you want to stop making your payments on time. In the "old days," we survived based on our own talents and merits. With this new ideology, we now depend on "big brother." Like V said, there is something terribly wrong. I just hope enough people wake up and smell the roses in time.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

AIG

I don't want to go crazy here, but is anyone really surprised by the AIG bonus situation. There was a great editorial in the Mobile paper this morning, they made the argument that how could we expect to buy the elephant and not get the manure. If the government is going to take over any business, they have to honor the contractual obligations. I am beginning to wonder if the Obama (like Bush) Administration is the "gang that could not shoot straight." I am starting to hear comparisons to the Carter administration. Well, America, "be careful what you wish for, you might just get it." You wanted Change, you've got it.

Monday, March 2, 2009

President Obama

Well, the first forty days are over. Alot has changed. The stimulus package is passed and now we get to wait and see. Personally, I'm not throwing the President under the bus yet. I don't feel that he's dishonest, I think he is convinced that government is the solution to our problems. Being a former Reagan follower, I would offer that government is the cause of our problems. Let's give the man some time, lets see what the economy looks like around Thanksgiving. However, I will offer this rant: I am sick and tired of this "non-paritsan" crap. From the democrats point of view, non-partisan means going along blindly with any of their ideas. Here's hoping that the republicans will continue their non-partisanship tactics. Stick to your principles boys, but of course if the republicans had stuck to their prinicples we would not be in this position.

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