How many times?

Reader John writes:

How many times do we have to hear:

We don’t have ENOUGH MONEY to fix Social Security.
We don’t have ENOUGH MONEY to fix Medicare.
We don’t have ENOUGH MONEY to provide health care to ALL Americans.
We don’t have ENOUGH MONEY to help out Americans losing their homes.
We don’t have ENOUGH MONEY to help all our veterans returning from war.
We don’t have ENOUGH MONEY to rescue “no child left behind”.

BUT…

We DO HAVE ENOUGH MONEY to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
We DO HAVE ENOUGH MONEY to bail out Bears Stearns.
We DO HAVE ENOUGH MONEY to bail out AIG.
We DO HAVE ENOUGH MONEY to pay for an unnecessary TRILLION DOLLAR war.

When the LITTLE GUY needs help, they scornfully say, “GET A JOB!”
But when one of their BIG GUY CRONIES need a bailout, what do they say? SURE, NO PROBLEM. Where’s the checkbook?

“But what about the debt we’re leaving on the backs of our childen and their future?”
“Children? WHOSE Children? OUR children won’t have to pay for this. YOUR children will.”

The Republicans have had their hands in our pockets for well over 8 years.
Now they are robbing us blind IN BROAD DAYLIGHT and smiling about it!!!!
The Republicans have shown their true colors and now they expect us to vote them back into office?

What’s next? Should we bend over and spread ‘em? Oh, I’m sorry, but we’ve ALREADY DONE THAT!!
SEVERAL TIMES!!!

Vote for REAL change this November.

VOTE BLUE


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  • cej

    This week we spent a few cents per taxpayer to rescue people who were “too stupid to get out of the way of the hurricane (Ike).” Nevermind that many of these people were very ill or destitute, had nowhere to go, and no means of surviving if they left.

    This week we’re contemplating spending tens of thousands per taxpayer to bail out people who “could never imagine this financial crisis.” Nevermind that many of these people are multi-millionaires, highly educated in finance, and will be just fine.

    Which do you think got people upset about?

  • tlsintx

    i’m sending this to every person I know…excellent.

  • FunMe

    LOVE IT!

    This should be used in a political ad. (The PG version of course)

    Good job reader John!

  • http://leftcoastoracle.blogspot.com LeftCoastOracle

    So, Reader John. Haven’t you heard? Wall Street has privatized profit and socialized loss.

  • therepguy

    Folks need to ask a few simple questions…

    DO YOU REWARD YOUR KIDS AND LOVE ONE FOR THERE FAILURES? NO!

    DO YO REWARD CO-WORKERS AND EMPLOYEES FOR THERE FAILURES? NO WAY!

    THEN WHY SHOULD WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE REWARD THE REPUBLICAN PARTY FOR THERE FAILURES OVER THE PAST 8 YEARS, NOT TO MENTION THERE STALLING TACKIEST THE PAST TWO YEARS!

    ANSWER… WE SHOULDN’T AND THE NATION CAN’T AFFORD TOO!

    WE ALSO MUST JUDGE THE CANDIDATES ON THERE FAIRNESS AND TRUTHFULNESS… IN THIS THE REPUBLICAN FAILURE CAN BE RATED AS A NEGATIVE TEN!

    THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES AT EVERY LEVEL FROM TOP TP BOTTOM CAN’T PASS THE SMELL TEST!

    iN THIS MATTER CRAP/SHIT SINKS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WELL WHERE IT BELONGS!

  • reelactor

    Well maybe this will make you feel good. Yesterday, Joseph Gregory, Chief Operating Officer of Lehman Bros, put his super swanky Bridgehampton New York ocean front estate up for sale. He paid $19,000,000 in January 2007, but today the greedy bastard thinks he can command a price of 32,500,000 for the property. That’s right $13,500,000 in two years.
    If someone doesn’t sue his ass for that much stupidity, the shareholders of Lehman should spend the next two years shoving that house up his very wide one.

  • Busboy

    I was thinking about not taking the money. But, then, I thought I would take the money and use it to help others while the USA was just going to use it to carry on the same old shit. The rich have their corporations and hundred year trusts (the Kennedy’s), their tax accountants and tax attorney’s; so that they will never pay taxes. You and I only have our wits. The government has it’s own prerogatives; none of which will ever help you or me. Best to take the money and use it wisely…

  • Bush_Bites

    I just thought he missed a good chance to take it to the next level.

    I used to be a libertarian before I decided that modern society is just too complicated to leave everything up to the Adam Smith’s invisible hand.

    Still, I like Ron Paul and admire his earnestness.

  • shanob

    And BUSH IS EXACTLY LIKE GORE, right?

    fool.

  • Bush_Bites

    You sure seem bitter to me.

    Not that I’m going to waste too much time worrying about it.

  • shanob

    wow, that was a great letter…

    !

  • shanob

    So, if you are true to the real conservative beliefs you would refuse this check, right? When you start taxing all income above $250,000 then both Medicare and SS will be solvent. The rich actually benefit more than anyone else from living in America, let them pay their share for once.

  • paulbot5

    Paul always said he would not run unless he won the repub ticket, hes too honest to change his mind now :)

  • paulbot5

    Im getting tired :P
    Im just saying I agree with paul that the only way to really fix the economy is to first END THE FED!! Until Obama fights the fed, I cant vote for him because mainstream Washington politicians love the fed, not “change” ones

  • Busboy

    Bitter old fools? When we went on SS and medicare it was a net $4500/month tax free gainer for us. Bitter? Are you kidding. Keep working hard. We need your money….

  • Bush_Bites

    Anyway, your guy should have accepted Bob Barr’s invitation.

  • Bush_Bites

    Keep it up, Paulbot.

    I like debating libertarians.

  • HerdForChange

    My letter to my state senators:

    PLEASE do not support the buyout plans for the major corporations that are underway as we speak.
    My tax dollars should not have to pick up the load for the irresponsibility of of major corporations and banks. I thought AIG, Freddie Mae, and Fannie Mac were enough too much, but MORE?

    Yet again, the little man has no voice in Washington. When I was out of a job because I was literally spending more money in gasoline than I was grossing, no one cared. I, along with many other West Virginians, didn’t see any tax relief or gasoline relief. No one offered to help us. We were given $600 and told to run out and spend it and get the economy going again. We were told, ignore that you can’t afford healthcare and your house payments, spend money, give it to all these giant corporations.
    I think the citizens of West Virginia have spared enough expense at the hands of large corporations that won’t even give us healthcare that we can afford or wages that put food on the table.
    Is anyone listening to us? Does anyone care anymore? I don’t think they do.
    This isn’t about Republican/Democrat November 4th politics. This is putting responsibility on us hard working Americans for companies that have done nothing for us. What makes anyone in Washington think that is right?

  • Bush_Bites

    Big business is always corrupt too.

    What’s your point?

  • Bush_Bites

    The Cheetos turned his pink thing orange.

  • BLOGGING BITCH!

    Obama doesn’t flaunt himself like McCain does.

    Obama was a Constitutional Law Professor. He has a firm understanding as to why Bush has to stand trial for War Crimes.

    That’ll be a change.

  • HerdForChange

    My letter to my state senators tonight:

    PLEASE do not support the buyout plans for the major corporations that are underway as we speak.
    My tax dollars should not have to pick up the load for the irresponsibility of of major corporations and banks. I thought AIG, Freddie Mae, and Fannie Mac were enough too much, but MORE?

    Yet again, the little man has no voice in Washington. When I was out of a job because I was literally spending more money in gasoline than I was grossing, no one cared. I, along with many other West Virginians, didn’t see any tax relief or gasoline relief. No one offered to help us. We were given $600 and told to run out and spend it and get the economy going again. We were told, ignore that you can’t afford healthcare and your house payments, spend money, give it to all these giant corporations.
    I think the citizens of West Virginia have spared enough expense at the hands of large corporations that won’t even give us healthcare that we can afford or wages that put food on the table.
    Is anyone listening to us? Does anyone care anymore? I don’t think they do.
    This isn’t about Republican/Democrat November 4th politics. This is putting responsibility on us hard working Americans for companies that have done nothing for us. What makes anyone in Washington think that is right?

  • Bush_Bites

    I don’t know about Medicare–I haven’t really studied it and the cost of medical care makes it hard to tell exactly what will happen there—but I don’t really think of Social Security as a Ponzi Scheme.

    It’s built on the premise that the economy will continue to grow and each new generation will put more workers into the system than the previous ones.

    Not really a great leap–in fact, if the money currently going into the program wasn’t being siphoned off for other things, Social Security wouldn’t even be facing the minor troubles possibly waiting for it in 2043.

    Only negative is that we have to spend the money on bitter old fools like yourself.

  • BLOGGING BITCH!

    I bet you’re still living in his basement. Eating Cheetos and pulling on your little pink thing for a living.

  • paulbot5

    Big government is always corrupt, dont be fooled into thinking you can fill with enough good people it’s never happened EVER. I have yet to see how obama is real change

  • BLOGGING BITCH!

    Watching The daily Show?

  • BLOGGING BITCH!

    The Rednecks (just like Alaskans) only get GOP News.

  • Busboy

    Firstly, I don’t know what a blackberry is.
    Secondly, I’d like to thank all you slaves who are paying my social security and medicare. What a hoot! I never believed SS and Medicare, the ponzi schemes that they are, could have made it this far. I remember what my grandad said in the 70′s. “Son, I got more than I ever paid into SS in the first three checks”. Sounds like a winner to me!

  • Bush_Bites

    So, why didn’t your boy join up with Bob Barr?

    That ticket might have made some noise.

  • Bush_Bites

    I know the Repubs are crooks–that’s obvious.

    What still amazes me is how they get so many people poorer than me to buy into their “serfdom as citizenship” babble.

  • BLOGGING BITCH!

    So, we had the money all along, but Bush needed a bunch of troops to die right off the bat?

  • BLOGGING BITCH!

    How much money did McCain make by outsourcing The Blackberry?

  • http://www.bloomsburyreview.com Webster

    Bravo! Well said–and deserves to be repeated over and over again.

  • Adrian

    “Everybody starts eating ice cream”

    The horror !!!

  • RLG

    We have been told many times we don’t have the money. And to add to this, the core belief of the Republican party has always been the market will correct itself. Guess that is not true.

  • jixter

    Thank you, Reader John!

    I LIKE IT! :-)

  • devlzadvocate

    Now we are hearing of a NEW PLAN that will cost TRILLIONS!!!!!!! And if that doesn’t work????? A plan that cost zillions. Then one that costs kabillions.

    Who the hell is running things? And by “running”, I mean running them into the ground.

    Good God! Do these people have any conscience? I again am just left speechless.

    Is it time for a National Strike? Would that even work in this country?

  • http://planetsean.blogspot.com/ SeanMalloy

    McStopMotion:

  • tbhull

    Wall Street and DC need to crumble to their foundation. We need a financial collapse to purge our system of the greed and corruption of Wall Street, augmented and to a large degree by the complicity of duplicity of DC (both dem and repub).

    One party, two faces both of which are behind the lower and middle class giving it to them involuntarily from behind while sipping champagne and laughing.

    If more trillions of taxpayer dollars are used to bail out greed’s garbage, American taxpayers prepare and the strike for several months to cut off taxes to DC.

    Slave away if for this shit you want to pay for it will come again for you and your children some other day.

  • Busboy

    Medicare can only be fixed thru doubling the tax rate because 50% of medicare funds already come out of the general treasury. If you make ice cream free? Everybody starts eating ice cream. Get a clue…

  • Subroutine

    Does this massive bailout mark the end of “Bush’s Great Leap Forward?”

  • paulbot5

    When has Obama ever gone against the fed?

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