Handout Heaven

As I watch the Dow plummet once again today for whatever reason……sell-offs, job cuts etc……  I realize that my government knows even less about our financial mess than I do.  I’m not an economic genius or Wall Street wizard but I know enough to realize that this “bailout”, “rescue”, “corporate welfare”, “welfare for the rich” or whatever you want to call it, is not working.  Henry Paluson doesn’t even know which way is up anymore, but not that he ever did.  Ever since this federal bailout plan, I have watched the stock market drop to rock bottom and then make a 900 point swing in one day.  It has not let up one bit since congress chose to give my money to corporations who will foolishly squander it away once again.  They keep saying, “It’s going to take awhile, it’s going to take awhile.”  Yeah, right.  And now they are in heated deliberations about bailing out the auto industry.  Am I missing something here?  Come on, didn’t you learn your lesson?

Republicans are supposed to be the voice of fiscal conservatism and free market, but many have failed us badly in these areas with this bailout.  We need more conservatives like Mike Huckabee who immediately spoke out against the bailout (I have included his statement below) and is still very critical of it today, especially now that the government is looking at bailing out the Big 3.  In fact, this week on Hannity and Colmes Huckabee went as far as to call the bailout “insane”.  He knows how hard Americans work for their money and that we should not be penalized for the failures of others, especially not financial giants who fell at the hands of greed.  He also knows that free market works because it is FREE.  That means sometimes you win and sometimes you loose, and when you do loose it is your responsibility to pick up the pieces and not someone else’s.  Just ask the losers at the black jack tables in Vegas.  I doubt if the government is going to bail them out, but who knows???????  Maybe they’re next in the handout line.


Frankly, I’m disappointed and disgusted with my own Republican party as I watch them attempt to strong-arm a bailout of some of America’s biggest corporations by asking the taxpayers to suck up the staggering results of the hubris, greed, and arrogance of those who sought to make a quick buck by throwing the dice. They lost, but want the rest of us to cover their bets so they won’t be effected in their lavish lifestyles as they figure out how to spend….

Read the rest of his statement here.


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