I, for one, am getting sick and tired of being threatened with financial doom by the government.
Fear mongering was the tactic I hated most by the Bush administration.
Where's the hope?
Where's the change?
Where is the leadership I voted for when I voted for Obama?
How is a tiny, crazed uber right-wing minority able to hijack our government and get everyone else to bend to their demands?
My initial inclination when this financial crisis first happened was why should we bail out the banks? Let them fail! Why should they get to play god with our economy and then get help from the very people they damage with their insatiable greed and reckless behavior?
Still, against my gut instincts, I conceded that a global financial meltdown was probably a bad thing, and though the alternative was disgusting, I felt that bailing out the banks was the safest action to take.
But this whole "global financial meltdown" threat is becoming straight-up blackmail: every time we clench our teeth and pay up, a new demand is made.
Now the Tea Party is refusing to raise the debt limit unless the Democrats give in to their demands in regards to cutting spending and not raising taxes on the rich. And we are being told that if the debt ceiling is not raised, we will be faced with...
wait for it...
Oh, no! Say it isn't so! Who will save us?
And who will save us the next time the Tea Party people refuse to cooperate with some routine congressional procedure unless their insane list of demands are met? And who will save us the time after that?
When will we say enough is enough?
Financial crisis? That's the life I live everyday, along with most of the people in this country.
So, go ahead Obama; cut the programs we rely on; let the 3% of the population who owns 90% of the wealth refuse to pay their taxes; don't stand up to the Republicans; don't fight for the people who are counting on you.
Pretty soon there will be nothing left to threaten us with.