Friday, December 12, 2008

Soup Lines, Bread Lines, Unemployment Lines

What a Corker!  And the right hand said to the left hand "I don't need your help to jerk myself off, I'm going to show you how to be a fiscal conservative again.  We won't even need tissue paper."  Meanwhile, what's left of the American Automobile industry is flushed down the toilet.  And why don't the Republicans in Congress care?  That's way too easy to answer.

Because they have a salary that's way too high for the job they aren't even trying to accomplish; they have health care for when their ulcers (that they might not be reelected or any other physical problems that affect "normal" people and then the taxpayer so nicely pays it for them without ever seeing a bill to make sure they aren't being overcharged!) goes bad; because they really don't realize that it is their constituents who are the ones in major financial trouble (and who gives a flying fig about them since most of the Senators aren't up for election for the next two to four years and they know American memories are short, name the last 10 Presidents in under ten seconds) and they know that after the inauguration they will still be able to go on a junket vacation on the taxpayers few remaining dimes.  Because we all know that the solution to this problem is to cut back everyone's wages and eliminate all pensions except for those in government and the problem will magically solve itself using the free market system.  Of stupidity.  Whatever happened to making government so small it could be drowned in a bathtub?  Or did Katrina show that little plan wasn't going to work?

As I sit here and watch the country I was willing to bleed and die for, I wonder why it took me so long to realize that my country truly is apple shaped and that we are well on our way to a fatal heart attack or stroke.  Then I realized that the people currently in power think all those stories about soup lines (great link with pictures and everything!) and The Grapes of Wrath were just brilliant works of fiction to make the have nots not feel so alone and that it really was never that bad, will never be that bad and it was probably made up in the first place to give the photographers something to do.  Methinks that sometime soon the crew without a clue will finally realize what the Second Amendment was really about...and that it had nothing to do with owning guns just because you wanted to.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
It has everything to do with making sure that once again the have mores will understand that the have nots have had about as much not as they can take and still call themselves men and women instead of slaves.  We may not have taxation without representation, but we certainly have had representation without repercussions to the perpetrators of our current mess.

If we all work together, we just might get both the Constitution and the Bill of Rights back into the positions of authority that they held for hundreds of years before this bunch of bozos decided to drive the Escalade over the Grand Canyon to see if it could fly.

Without wings, a pilot or parachute for anyone other than the owners.



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  2. The Executives in the big Three make a salary that is way too much, and the unions have some how negotiated $30.00hr pay for some things that a high school student can perform.

    Sure people have a right to make a living wage. I went to college through the Army to pay for my right to make good money.

    I have many friends who worked there asses off through college to make sure they could make good money once out.

    Too many people want too much for doing so little.

  3. Ah yes, but is the high school student who wants to go out into the world and find a better job be the best choice for fitting square pegs in round holes?

    $30/hr sounds great until you realize that almost everything they eat, wear or buy comes from somewhere else. This is not the labor unions fault, it's the fault of the executives who have been living high on the hog for way too many years.

    Remember the scene in Broadcast News (1987) when Jack Nicholson is walking through the newsroom looking at people packing their belongings because of budget cutbacks and says he wishes there was something he could do?

    Bill Rorich: This is a brutal layoff. And all because they couldn't program Wednesday nights.
    Paul Moore: You can make it less brutal by knocking a million or so off your salary... Bad joke, I'm sorry.