9.25.2008

more politics

I like how in discussions of the $700 billion bailout of Wall Street, no one is talking about how the taxpayers wouldn't have to foot this bill if we hadn't gone to war in Iraq. And, of course, Bush in his address last night, made it sound like it was the homeowners fault for the crisis rather than the lenders. So, it's the homeowners fault for accepting loans they couldn't afford even though lenders made it virtually impossible not to accept said loans and lied to people about their ability to afford said loans.

F^&king f*&^er motherf%$er %^$@#&*(&^#%^@$!&#*@!(!()#@^@&*$^#$*#^$*.

If we hadn't been talked into starting a war that was based on lies and misdirection then we wouldn't be spending $80 billion a month to fund said war and we would have the money in the bank necessary to bailout Wall Street and we, the taxpayers, wouldn't have to foot the bill.

So, if you think about it, we can blame the current crisis and looming depression on our need for oil.

Aaaaaarrrgh. I can't even talk about it.

Yesterday, friend Kate sent me this (originally found here):
It's nice to see where our money goes, huh?

Clinton left us with a balanced budget and an actual surplus of something like $8 trillion. Bush wasted that on personal vendettas and parties for his friends and is now asking us for even more money so that his lying, cheating friends can keep their million-dollar houses.

F^&king f*&^er motherf%$er %^$@#&*(&^#%^@$!&#*@!(!()#@^@&*$^#$*#^$*.

3 comments:

Rebel said...

I'm so glad I left when I did. You know,so I wouldn't have to threaten to leave over all this shit. 'course it's still my tax dollars. =/

Kate T-C said...

Hooray for Phd comics. Too bad for us.

You know there's a really great "This American Life" on the mortgage meltdown out there. They go through the whole chain, from the people getting the loans to the people buying the securities in the end. It's a hell of a story.

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?episode=355

This is from the transcript: "Nobody came and told me a lie: just close your eyes and the problem will go away. That's wasn’t the situation. I needed the money. ... The bank made an imprudent loan. I made an imprudent loan. We’re partners in this."

d said...

hey, i'm not saying that the homeowners aren't partly to blame, but a lot of them had no idea what they were signing on for, you know?

a woman with a high school education and five kids gets seduced by a bank that says she can buy a house for $300 a month, not realizing that in four years she's gonna owe $1500 a month—of course she's gonna take that deal.

people don't read the fine print, and that's their fault, but banks shouldn't have been offering these loans in the first place. and the only reason they did was to make money.