Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tea Party

I know the Tea Party Protests are supposed to be for all types of citizens, but it is was predominantly promoted by conservatives, especially those against President Obama. If I recall correctly it was President Bush who started handing out money to bailout companies. If I recall correctly it was this first handout that was done poorly with undisclosed amounts of money going to companies who padded their personal bank accounts. I don't agree with a majority of the current bailout plans, but I do appreciate that I know how much money is going where and under what circumstances.

That said, my anger lies with the people who recklessly spent outside their means and/or who don't qualify for the bailout plans in which they are participating. (poor sentence structure, sue me--I am pissed) If Republicans tout "individual responsibility," a tenant which I embrace, then stop pointing fingers at the people attempting to pick up the pieces. I was, and continue to be, responsible and all I have to show for it is an incredible amount of tax debt.

My shit list:
  • People who flipped houses. Thanks, I can't sell my house.
  • Wall Street
  • People who foreclosed to get a better deal.
  • Mortgage companies that played the game
  • Wall Street
  • Those (probably Republicans) who blame Clinton for this mess. Really? I mean, how many conservative administrations have we had in thirty years and he is the only one to blame? Knock it off.
  • Those (Democrats and Republicans) for enabling companies to play games (ARMs, high credit limits, etc.)
  • Those who don't seem to understand that better business means weeding out the morons (General Motors).
  • Mesans who don't get the concept of how beneficial a property tax would be in the face of this mess.
  • Anyone who thinks they have an answer how to get us out of this mess. Knock it off Nostradamus.
  • Anyone in Arizona who voted for the current State Legislature, especially Russell Pearce. In the face this disaster they are acting like sanctimonious assholes...kind of like Wall Street.
  • People who solely blame Obama for this mess.
  • People who solely blame W for this mess.
  • The media.

I missing a lot of people. Help me out.

1 comment:

MrPolyglot said...

It sounds like you should have been at a Tea Party gathering yourself ;)

It was my impression that they're pointing fingers at EVERYONE that got us into the mix- and that we all need to take personal responsibility- the banks, the politicians, the companies, etc..
It was also my impresssion that they were indeed pointing fingers at Bush and the many things that went wrong to stop this personal accountability.

Here are a few more people to be mad at:
*The people with the mentality "never let a disaster fo to waste" and putting all the pork into the stimulus package.
*The banks that foreclose on people without warning even though a fraction of the house value is still owed on the mortgage.
BTW- I'm with you on the