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Trust Them, They’ll Know How To Use The Money

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Trust Them, They’ll Know How To Use The Money

Don’t any of these guys who are sooooooooooooo Christian ever read the Bible? I’m thinking of Joseph and the Pharoah’s Dream. The seven fat cows and the seven lean cows? Joseph advised Pharoah to store up grain for the next seven years so that when a famine struck in the eighth year for seven years afterwards, they’d have enough grain to ride out the crisis. Bill Clinton stored up the grain for eight years. What did Bush do as soon as he took office? He gave it all away. Now, because of an unnecessary war, a few natural disasters, and a crisis in housing and finance that threatens to swallow the entire economy of the United States, guess what? There’s no grain for the lean years.

How to fix the banking crisis? Well, the Bush plan is to give money away to the spendthrift institutions, at the discretion of the Treasury Secretary, but with no oversight, no input, no help for the homeowners whose defaulted-upon mortgages cast the snowball that rolled into this avalanche. And do it fast, right now, no debate. For once, the Congress looks like it may halt that idiocy. After all, who’s going to pay for that $700 billion bailout. The taxpayers, the little people that Bush and his cronies are so contemptuous of. That’s right, you and me.

Isn’t complete and total incompetency an impeachable offense?

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Not REALLY …a Bail Out

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You know what I really like about this Administration–it’s even more post-modern than Clinton’s. Nothing IS ever what it seems to be because, presumably, it all depends on what IS means. Consequently, it isn’t really torture–it’s stress positions. It isn’t really surveillance against citizens, it’s a necessity of the war on terror. We aren’t really negotiating with Iran, we’re holding non-negotiating talks. And now, it isn’t really a bail-out. It IS… well, I’m not sure what it IS yet. Don’t you wish WE could play this game? Wouldn’t it be great if we could all decide that Bush really isn’t President? That we could put the last seven years aside as some deranged fantasy?

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