I don’t know that much about the economy…not enough to make an educated comment about it one way or the other. But I know this much: if you think this mess is Wall Street’s fault…or that the responsibility lies squarely on the now crumpled shoulders of Freddie and Fannie, you’re sadly mistaken. We’re in a heap of trouble and it’s also bi-partisan irresponsibility that’s brought us to this point.
And while I’m aware the blame for this problem is one that goes across the board, I still cannot and will not EVER understand the Left. As I’ve said many times here in this blog, I don’t like the Democrats because they have become a party of finger pointers and whiners. They have this mindset that Clinton was God and that life was so rosy when he was flinging his DNA throughout the Oval Office. We were operating at a surplus and everyone was happy. Well, if we had a fiscal surplus under Clinton, it’s because we also had one under Reagan and Bush 41.
Well, life under Clinton was anything BUT rosy for some of us. With a pen stroke, he single-handedly destroyed my livelihood and ruined radio. I’m referring to the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 which deregulated radio ownership and plunged a scimitar deep into it’s heart.
I’ve made more money and worked steadily during the Bush administration…more so than I ever did during the Clinton years. So, whenever I hear Democrats disdainfully discuss the evils and perils of “the past eight years”, I get a little bile lodged near my uvula. Bush hasn’t been an exemplary president–not by any means, but neither was Clinton. While I’ll be the first to admit “W” has been ill advised on a number of things, he’s also had to deal with extraordinary matters and issues with which few other presidents before him have had to contend. I think many people are forgetting that. In fact, some people are choosing to ignore this altogether.
I grew up in the 60’s and ’70’s..I still have a few leanings that could be construed as Liberal-esque. I still have an interest in and a keen desire for the propagation of certain social programs but NOT in their current state. Most programs are fractured–beyond repair in some cases, but there’s still a need for the truly deserving. That said, I’ve become increasingly more Conservative as I’ve gotten older and fiscally, there’s little doubt where my politics lie. But even so, I was never in support of the bail out; not until they cut the middle class a break. That’s who’s really hurting. Big business be damned.
Let’s listen to the Speaker of the House addressing Congress as she informs members of the evils of the bail out.
I agree with political vampire, Bela Pelosi in theory, but what she says makes my blood boil–especially the part about President Bush. As I see it, what she and so many other anti-Republican glad-handers are forgetting about are those little “monkey wrenches” that were thrown into “the past eight years”. Oh, you know; those pesky, little things that might have negatively affected that illustrious Clintonian surplus such as:
- September 11th (which occurred less that nine months into Bush first term)
- The tsunami
- Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Wilma and Ike
- The fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq
- The massive tornado in Greensburg Kansas
- The bridge collapse in Minnesota
- Corporate greed (Enron, World Com and Martha Stewart)
And that’s just a few of the tiny troublesome but costly things that have reared their heads during “the past eight years”. But obviously, Pelosi and the mob of angry, torch and pitch-fork wielding villagers of Democratia have extremely selective memories.