Thursday, October 2, 2008

What's in a name

OK, now I get it. It's a "rescue" plan, not a "bail out."

And the manure I spread in my garden is really ground up rose petals. The Washington elite - of both parties - believe we are simply country bumpkins who are easily manipulated.

How dumb they must think we are. In recent days I have disagreed with some of my friends over this, but the country is being pushed into an obscenely expensive bail out plan that benefits only the most irresponsible buyers and lenders in our country.

The move to make well the people who put us in this position and then put back in charge the people who were supposed to be watching to make sure it didn't happen may just be the dumbest thing I've ever seen in government. And that says a lot.

So now that the Senate has added $100 billion in pork to make the sleaze of this deal go down better, people are predicting a majority in the House will now approve it. Shame on them.

This doomsday scenario and the rush to solution is just one more reason to hold off and look for solutions that don't involve public money.

But make no mistake this is a bail out. A rescue would be the replacement of every incumbent politician in Washington and a new start.

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