Thursday, October 9, 2008

More confusion..

OK, I think I'm watching a bit TOO much news in the mornings before work.

Tell me if you've heard this one..

AIG, one of the biggest lenders in America, was going bankrupt because of some fraud scandals.

The US, being the benevolent benefactor it is, bailed them out.

Now? AIG needs ANOTHER bailing out, not even a week after the last one!

Now I don't know about you, but when I give my kids some cash, and I tell them not to spend it all, I really expect to be obeyed.

How is that really much different than what's going on here?

The US bailed out AIG for MILLIONS of dollars, and now they're asking for MORE??

My first response? "Fuck You"

Now, I'm sure that this company has done great things for this nation, and is a great standard for businesses in general.

If this is the case, however, then we need to let it all rot and die.

I mean, a financial institution that can't handle money? Is there any more of a greater oxymoron than this?

My plea to the Powers That Be still stands:

Give another stimulus to the taxpayers, and let us get this nation out of debt. Don't bail out these crooked corporations just because they are begging you for help with their mistakes!

Anyway, I need to leave this one alone before my soapbox starts to crack.

Have a great Thursday everyone!

3 comments:

AirmanMom said...

I, too am guilty of watching too much news.
Remember the good old days, when all we COULD do was tune into Cronkite at the end of the day?


~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Jormengrund said...

Heh..

Sad part it, those were the days when the news wasn't about idiots, and actually was about folks in office really doing their jobs!

Now? I don't think you'd be able to find more than 10 competent folks in Washington that could take care of this country without throwing it down the shitter first!

Bee said...

Did you hear about the $400,000 retreat the execs went on???? I haven't gone on vacation in 2 years! FUCKERS.