Inmates Running the Asylum With Our Checkbooks!

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Today the House finished passing the Senate’s version of the bailout bill worth roughly $700 billion. Or did they? In actuality, the bill will run taxpayers more than $850 BILLION since it’s full of unnecessary pork barrel spending and earmarks. The thing that drives me crazy over this vote is that you and I, Republican and Democrat, vote these politicians into office to speak for us, their constituents, the taxpayers.

Now they have looked us straight in eye and said “Sucker!” This after the American people inundated congress with emails and phone calls expressing anger and disgust against this bailout plan. We elect these people to represent us, the American people. Instead, congress with their average approval rating of 17.8%, or lower depending on the source, did their own thing which will simply lower their approval rating even more. In fact, they’re 10 points lower President Bush, you do the math there. Estimates now say congress will fall to near 10% approval rating following this bailout legislation, can you go much lower than that?

Next question, if these people don’t listen to us, why are they there? If we as Democrats, Republicans, and Independents opposed socializing part of the economic system, why did congress ignore us? Our own representative here in Northern Virginia voted “Yea” on the bailout bill twice. First for the original House version which failed and then “Yea” again on the revised Senate version. This was after days of urging him to do otherwise via email and phone calls. Congressman Wolf is up for reelection, however, I’m no longer inclined to vote for him since I believe he couldn’t care less about what his constituents think, only about going along with the political train conducted by the failing Nancy Pelosi, with her approval rating in the teens, again lower than Bush’s if you’re keeping score.

Look what happened today, let’s review for anyone who missed the insanity. We were told that the bailout bill had to be passed so Wall Street could breathe again and stocks would go back up. Instead, as the bailout bill was passed by the House, stocks took a dive and all ended considerably lower today following this amazing bailout. What happens now? More bailouts? More checks? Please legislators with your infinite wisdom, please tell me who you bailout now?

The passed version of this bill was full of pork but they better add one more condition, complimentary doses of Prozac for Americans feeling depressed and disgusted with congress in general.

Some politicians, such as John McCain, are trying to rename this a “rescue” plan to get away from the word “bailout.” Please, don’t buy the propaganda, this is nothing but a bailout plan for people who don’t deserve a bailout and never did.

So how does this happen? How do these people get in office, gain power, and then ignore their constituents? It’s simple really, we keep electing the same ones over and over again. These politicians, including Republicans and Democrats, Obama and McCain, all thought Americans were not competent enough and did not know enough to support the bailout. As a result, they overrode our say, sometimes 20 to 1 against this bailout, because we Americans are apparently too dumb to understand it all.

I can’t think of better retribution for these politicians other than to find them a new line of work and send them packing. They’ll be shocked working outside the beltway when they only get paid for actually showing up to work and they have to do what their boss tells them. As of now, the American taxpayer is their boss and they could give a rip.

Now for some education. Watch this entire 10 minute YouTube video and be enlightened:

Failed liberal policies of the 90s are to blame for this mess and now we’re being lectured by Obama? Please.

Judge Andrew Napolitano on his radio show, from September 19th, summed up this bailout nonsense with the most eloquent and accurate description I’ve heard thus far. Listen to this clip, it is one of the best you will ever hear concerning this bailout and it applies to both Republicans and Democrats:

How can you argue with Judge Napolitano? Congress has overstepped it’s constitutional authority once again and we the American people are paying the price. What’s more, we have two major presidential candidates who both support the bailout and are both on the same page, against the American people. John McCain and Barack Obama are both fighting over who get’s the most credit for stealing part of our capitalist society and socializing it, this is an amazing milestone we’ve reached.

This was me earlier today, I feel Cody’s pain:

I’ll let the great Neil Cavuto on the Fox Business Network wrap this up for me since he is speaking my mind here:

God save America from the crisis being imposed on us by congress and their incompetence.

At this point, I’m voting for McCain based on the fact that Sarah Palin is one heartbeat away from the Presidency and I believe McCain will actually keep America safe from terrorism. Plus, Obama’s corruption, lies, and scandals make McCain’s shortcomings look non-existent.


Conservative Gal is a regular commentator for YouDecide2008.com

  • “Obama’s corruption, lies, and scandals make McCain’s shortcomings look non-existent. ”

    NO. Obama’s alleged Corruption, lies and scandals make him IDENTICAL TO MCCAIN.

    Both of these guys have received tons of money from Goldman Sachs.(McCain received the most) Both have people involved with them that needed this bail out to happen so their assets would be saved. And we all know Hank was former Goldman Sachs CEO.
    If these guys are in the bed with him now just wait until they get in office.
    You all remember the trillions of dollars that came up missing in the department of defense? The likes of these two candidates and the path they are walking on will lead to similar circumstances.

    They both sold us out to keep their buddies happy. The consequences will not affect them.

    If it helps you better to sleep at night knowing you are voting for the lesser of two evils just remember in the end you are still voting evil.

  • CG– a bit of a non-sequitur there at the end. As for the main topic, you and Michael Moore have quite a lot in common. He had a lot to say about this topic as well and matches some of what you say.

    http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?id=237

    The only difference– which is considerable, is that Moore is proposing that the money still be used, but for other means.

  • Moore opposes the government bailout, CG opposes the government bailout, I think that’s where the similarities end. 🙂

    Moore supports confiscating money from successful Americans and calling it a “bailout.”

  • “As for the main topic, you and Michael Moore have quite a lot in common.” Real cute Michael, real cute.

    Michael Moore once said on O’Reilly that Americans should be paying 70% in taxes, could you really survive on 30% of your income Michael? How would you support your family?

    I read through the garbage he proposes, and it’s nothing but redistribution of wealth, call me crazy but those people earned that money and it’s theirs to do what they please.

  • bdjnk

    Speaking of economic insanity and corruption. Check out this ACORN video.

  • Bill Hedges

    Michiel–I read the article in your comments.. I don’t understand. Bush and McCain wanted stronger regulation for F/F. But he is against them. Dodd, Frank and other did not want more regulation. But is he against them ?

  • Bill Hedges

    Moore should be pleased with a new Democrat controled congress ideas. Congress has spent the reserves of Social security. And other reserves as well. Which makes the present National debt appear to be peanuts. The rich will invest less and create less jobs.. Some see the vast wealth of 401’s and retirement plans as a source of taxation.. Which goes aginst Congress promise. Those of us who went on less expensive vacations, newer cars, etc. to add monies to 401 for our retirement, may soon be taxed on it to pay Social Security debts. And Medicare, etc… And for those who look forward to Government health care, what do you expect Congress will do with your added taxes to provide health care. Will be another source for Congress spending in irresponsible manner. It is likely Congress and President will be mainly Democrat in up-coming election………. In my opionion, your direct and indirect taxes will be higher no matter your income, except for low income. And in four years, Republicans will be voted into power..

  • Bill Hedges

    On Rush L. sight there is a article everyone should read. About Obama’s visit and his talks with the government. I am not a fan of Obama, but hope this article is not true…..

  • Bill Hedges

    Fackcheck.com recieves some of their money from same group that gave Ayers $ millions in grants that Obama distributed. I believe family name is something like Annnannaburg ? ? I do give Factckeck.com credit, they clearly state that in the article I read there. What seems very funny to me, the lady who finances this money..$ Millions, claimed to be backing McCain . Showing her support with $2300.

  • Deb

    Dreadsen
    “NO. Obama’s alleged Corruption, lies and scandals make him IDENTICAL TO MCCAIN.”

    Why is it that Obama got the second highest payout from Fannie Mae? He has lied about so much who can tell when he is telling the truth. What is his relationship with Ayers? Wait a few days and ask him again. He will have a different story. As far as Fannie Mae he was working with ACORN when they were protesting banks and actually going to the homes of the bankers. He was the lawyer for lawsuits against the banks who wouldn’t give loans to people who shouldn’t have gotten them in the first place. SUBPRIME LOANS.
    Barney Frank and Chris Dodd should be investigated by the Ethics Committee for what they did with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac but Pelosi would rather have the Ethics committee look into a congressman who paid off his mistress. Maybe it was with campaign funds but how much money have we lost because of the arrogance of Frank and Dodd? And then they sit there like they had nothing to do with it and they are going to help work things out.
    There were plenty of economists who had some fantastic ideas about how to work out everything without this bailout but no one in DC would listen.
    I also called my congressmen but they are all democrats so I knew that wouldn’t work. I think that the democrats went along with Bush so that if it didn’t work they could blame the republicans and if it did work they could pat themselves on the back.