It’s been a long time since I posted a rant so I guess today’s the day. All these big companies are looking to Congress these days to bail them out. Granted, I understand what will happen to the economy if these companies do go under, but come on!
Where’s my bail out?
I get a measley $900 or so as part of an economic stimulus package (that apparently didn’t work, I’m still understimulated; i.e. broke!) and these companies get who knows how many times that. Well, a math person would know, but I just don’t feel like sitting and figuring all that out.
All Congress asked the car companies to do was cut salaries and they couldn’t do it. Or their union reps said they couldn’t do it. They may be bankrupt by the end of the year.
All those people out of work.
It’s a shame.
But, really, is it our government’s place to bail out all these companies?
And the more important question is, when is somebody going to do this for me? For the people who can’t afford new cars anymore? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. People in my tax bracket are the ones that take these hits the hardest. We make too much money for any kind of assistance, but yet we struggle month to month to put gas in our cars and food on the table.
And no one bails us out.
Maybe we’re just too busy working two and three jobs that we’re too tired to go to Washington and make our voices heard.
I was watching a comedian last night, Kat Williams. He was talking about gas prices and he said there’s something wrong with America when you have to start making important life decisions at the gas pump.
“Did I eat today?”
And although slightly exaggerated, but not much. And although gas prices are going down, the economy isn’t getting any better. I don’t know about you guys, but everyone I know is really having to cut corners this year for Christmas.
Is our new administration going to make a difference?
I’m not talking about throwing money at me.
What about affordable health care for a change? What about tax cuts? What about long lasting changes that will help long after a check is spent? Throwing money around doesn’t change anything. It’s a temporary fix.
And if we continue to throw money at these big companies without any change what’s going to happen?
Nothing will ever change.
I’m glad there’s been major changes in the government. I want to SEE change. To be honest, when I voted, I voted for the one who wasn’t presently in office. It’s time for change. What we’re doing now obviously isn’t working.
Anyway, that’s enough of a rant for today.
It’s time for me to get some rest and relaxation before another hectic work week. 🙂
Here’s to change! May the upcoming New Year bring lots of change!