Thanks to the Republicans for helping us visualize how their greed and our lavish ways got us into so much trouble -- that right before the election, we had to make our government BORROW that kind of money just to keep our economy from crashing into another Great Depression! Remember that, when even McCain stopped campaigning to rush to Washington for a day or two? And then Bush signed the bill rushed through a panicked Congress?
Of course NOW, the GOP wants to paint Obama as the bad guy with their funny trillion dollar bill that's circulating among the right wingers. Obama wasn't even in office yet!
Obama INHERITED this mess after we threw the Republicans out for giving their banker friends the keys to the Treasury over the past eight years! Sadly, well be lucky to get through this and keep our jobs.
And it's not even fully the GOP's fault. We love our highways and sidewalks to nowhere, and blank-check health care coverage, and space program, and aircraft carriers, and overpriced beer paying for million dollar quarterbacks, and two cars, and three TV sets, and riding lawnmowers, and on and on. This is why we have to charge so much for US made goods-- to pay for all that stuff. Now no one buys "Made in USA" because it's overpriced! Even WE buy from the frugal and industrious Chinese! And that will mean that THIS century will be theirs, not ours!
The real question is this: once we go through the pain to fix it--IF we survive it-- will we have learned our lesson, or will we forget? Will we fall for their lies and our lavish ways and just do it all again? Or will we regulate the greedy and quit charging up our credit cards for what we WANT instead of just what we NEED?
Thx to my right leaning friend for the email... but the PS down at the bottom is obviously MY take to her email!