Monday, November 24, 2008

Those Who REALLY need a bailout


With all the loose talk about the need for the federal government to bail out the banks, the auto companies and their unions, the home builders and God only knows what other big business or special interest will be next, how come these folks aren't getting added to the list?

Oh, yeah. Forgot. They don't have lobbyists or PAC funds. Just blue tarps (if they're lucky), empty foundations (if they're not), and tents (if they're in the middle). UTMB just laid off half its work force in Galveston and it is the largest employer there. You do the math.

Just sayin'.

4 comments:

Rev Kim said...

Amen.

Mac said...

I almost started this with an unintentional pun. Heeding the advice of Surgeon Stephen Maturin, RN ("He would pun wold pick a pocket."), I'll start over.

Your comments are right on . . . target. We have elected a professional governing class that worries not at all about our citizens when to do so would conflict with the interests of their benefactors. When all of the federal government offices in a large city such as Houston, Kansas City, or Philadelphia could easily fit on the top floor of the Post Office, they couldn't do that much harm.

Now that the bureaucracy, needs multiple buildings in even the smallest city and "Change" means bringing the usual suspects to Washington (Emanuel, Clinton, Richardson, Daschle, et al.), we are at their mercy. That is until the voters rise up and throw all the bums, including each of our personal bums, out into the street.

In the meantime, the common citizens will continue to take care of one another as we have always done in times of crisis.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Grrrr. Grrr. This makes me mad. Hand me a torch and let's go storm the castle!

This is just so wrong.

(And I LOVE what you've done with the place!)

Mary Beth said...

TTOJ, here we come!!!