During this election year, I'm burned out with all the partisanship rancor, so I wrote this to blow off some steam. I ask for forgiveness in advance.
I grow tired of all the political partisan bullshit. The mortgage crisis, and subsequent meltdown was a complete failure of our entire government, and that includes Democrats and Republicans.
The 1999 Financial Services Modernization Act, aka Gramm/Bliley Act was written by Republicans, had strong bi-partisan support, and was signed into law by Bill Clinton.
The fact of the matter are that it is the perennial giant shit sandwich. Our politicians are bought and paid for, and WE bailed out the very dudes who bought, and continue to pay them.
That includes Obama, who has endorsed, expanded, dare say doubled, the corporate welfare bailouts, and he also extended the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy.
(commence Dem shill whining here)
( We all got our couple hundred dollar payroll tax decrease ).
The hypocritical Republicans campaign on lesser government, until they need bailouts!
(commence Rep shill whining here)
Hypocritical Democrats continue to reject impacting cuts.
All of our states are bankrupt and taking handouts from the Fed; the Fed just keeps on printing money which the states cannot do. "How long has this been going on" as the song goes?
Is this the basis for growth? Anywhere, in all of history, has this ever worked?
Baby boomers are all retiring, and all in our 30-50's are stuck paying the bag on their local, state and federal pension programs, and I will most likely not see a dime from Social Security in 2035 IF I can even retire at 68, the age may be 78 by then.
In spite of Vietnam, we got ourselves involved in nation building in two nations, one of which can barely qualify as a nation. All the while sending our Nations finest and most highly trained soldiers, pilots, sailors on 4+ Deployments and scratch our heads when some fuck up?
We are destroying or wearing down the life span for billions of dollars worth of highly advanced machinery – no one has done the math on that have they?
Trust me, I shed no tears for Saddam, or OBL, or the Taliban, but what ever happened to just kicking the shit out of someone and saying "don't make me come back here and do it again, because I will"? That should be the policy, not this nation building shit.
So, yeah, what is the answer? No one wants to hear it, they don't have the time or money to do so. They are either too busy stealing billions in disability from the Long Island Rail Road, or arguing about why their programs should not be cut. They are too busy in bankruptcy court for the ballooning HELOC they took out on their over valued home so that could by their kids iPads and themselves boats. Or they are too busy working two jobs to pay for their Plavix prescription they need because they stressing themselves to death doing the work of two people at their bosses family owned poorly managed business.