Big Three: We Don’t Need to Compete


Don’t forget to read the fine print. And I’d apologize for the language, but it’s mild compared to how I feel.

It’s like buying a car, but without getting the car.

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Looks like the House didn’t get the message…

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Stop The Bailout

I’m not an economist nor do I play one on TV. I offer no expert opinion on the credit crunch. All I know is what I see in congress.

In times of true national crisis, congress puts aside party politics and does what’s right for the country. In times of crisis, congress is filled with patriots, not politicians.

And congress, with economic advisers on staff who know stuff, is not acting as if we’re in a national crisis. Rather than approve the bailout bill last Friday, the House or Representatives postured and pontificated and pointed fingers and ultimately voted no. Pundits posited the proposal was unpopular. Public opinion be damned — in serious times congress acts serious, and yet it didn’t. These must not be serious times.

This week, I see more political posturing. I see piles of pork. I see tons of tax cuts.

If a bill’s not worth passing without “incentives,” it’s not worth passing at all. Vote it down!

Update. It’s easy to contact your representative. There’s a simple official web site. It takes only a couple of minutes and you don’t have to be eloquent to get your opinion heard and counted.

Update 2. It’s now too late. The House passed the bailout package.


House Votes Against Bailout

I was curious to hear Nancy Pelosi’s speech, so here it is.

The vote by party was:

  • Democrats: 140 for, 95 against
  • Republicans: 65 for, 133 against

There’s enough blame (or credit) to go around. Let’s just hope those predicting dire consequences are wrong.