Once again, a big thanks to all those who represent us American taxpayers in Washington. Is there a "Check Your Brains" sign at the door up there? These companies have taken their profits, lived high on the hog, parachuted out of jobs with more money than most Americans will ever see. A trillion-dollar bailout amounts to over $4,000 for every American alive today. I teach where some families have never had $4,000 at one time their entire lives. My sixty students, age 12, will now owe $240,000 as a group to bail out these selfish, yet well-thought-of swindlers. How can I explain to my class that in bailing them out we're not taking their companies, we're just taking the part they can't make any money off of? It wouldn't make sense to a 12- year-old. Does it to you?
Sep 21 2008 - 5:04pm