Sunday, September 21, 2008

We're in a pickle.

No doubt about it, the United States finance system is the pits at the moment. I don't see anything positive about where we are and I don't see us digging our way out for years to come.

I listened to Secretary Henry Paulson on three programs this morning (yes, I skipped church, bad girl that I am today). I heard him speak on Fox News, Meet the Press and ABC. Three different questioners but he was consistent in his answers.

One moment I'd feel better when I heard his comments, then I'd hear the next and feel like we were flying by the seat of our pants. We are in a pickle and it seems based on all the various conversations this morning that no one has a good grasp of the best thing to do. They are hoping and making best guess choices. Scary.

I listened to Christopher Dodd (how can anyone give him ANY credibility given the amounts he's taken from Fannie May while supposedly regulating the failed agency???) and heard politics as usual. The Democrats are going to try and hold our future as hostage so they can get some pet projects through. Half the country is going to rally to their cause and enough Republicans will cave to give them what they want.

I hope I'm wrong. I hope it's the Republicans who hold strong and just get this thing through without any extra garbage attached. Work on the rest of it afterwards when we have cooler minds and can really look at what we're doing!

We are heading toward Socialism sure as I'm breathing if the Democrats take over in January. It's enough that they have the power at the moment but can you imagine what will happen if we have a Democratic Senate and White House?

1984, Animal Farm, Atlas Shrugged.

With politic and partisanship being what it is at the moment I'm not sure they're going to be able to come up with a plan that won't have us in a bigger mess in the future.

Does anyone think that Welfare was the right thing to give to politicians to handle many years back? Think about every program that started with good intentions. Once big government got hold of it they twisted it into something else to give themselves more power.

We need John McCain and Sarah Palin more than ever now. Whoever takes the helm over the next few years is going to struggle with huge problems and will be lambasted in the press no matter which way they go, but we need people who will not take us further down the road to socialism.

I hope people will put aside partisanship and their simplistic view of the Presidency and look at the long-term and the repercussions from their choice on November 4th (or tomorrow since in many states [all of them???] early voting starts September 22nd).

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