Monday, September 29, 2008

The Deal

“Every American should be outraged that an era of greed and irresponsibility on Wall Street and Washington has led us to this point, but now that we are here, the stability of our entire economy depends on us taking immediate action to ease this crisis,” said Obama spokesman Bill Burton.

Outraged at the greed and irresponsibility of Wall Street and Washington.  Yep, that certainly sums up one part of what I've been feeling.  Then there's the outrage that to date none of the proposals for stabilizing the market has given any real consideration to the folks who have been cheated---the borrowers.  I know people don't agree but the fact is you can't say that lenders are collapsing because they made bad loans without acknowledging that every bad loan involved a borrower---and if the lending practices were dubious then those borrowers were duped.  Period.

I get it, I get it---the market has got to be stabilized. So how about homeownership?  If we're going to use taxpayer money to do this, why aren't there going to be accomodation of the needs in this regard of the taxpayer.  

And this vague language about limiting the severance packages of the executives ousted from their positions?  Bullshit---in my opinion, they should have enough money by now and frankly, ought to be happy to not be in prison.  Because what they've done is larceny on a grand scale.

Then we can consider the GOP's Veep candidate and what their inclusion of her on the ticket says about their regard for voters, the Office, the requirements of leadership.  By now everyone has no doubt seen the second SNL skit, reprising much of the actual transcript from the Couric/Palin interview.  Can you believe it?  The writers must be enjoying how easy she makes their work.  In case you've not seen the real Couric/Palin interview, please do take a look.  And prepare to be amazed:

Do you know what the silver lining is about her candidacy?  Dan Quayle will finally be let off the hook for all of his astonishing remarks....

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