Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hell, No! They Won't Go!

Reading a Salon article by Glenn Greenwald brought me to this:
“The expectation in Washington is that ‘We can kick you around, and you are still going to give us money,’ ”
said a top official at a major Wall Street firm, speaking on the condition of anonymity for fear of alienating the White House. “We are not going to play that game anymore.”
Yep, Wall St has had enough. It's not as though they're not sympathetic:
“I understand the public outcry,” he continued. “We have a 17 percent real unemployment rate, people are hurting, and they want to see punishment. But the political rhetoric just incites more animosity and gets people riled up.”
I don't know what's worse, that they have the audacity to complain about current rhetoric coming from Obama or that it's only rhetoric.

So Republicans are preparing to take advantage of the anger on Wall St, tea parties be damned. And the saddest part is that because so few people know civics or take time to think about what they're saying, including Tancredo, the 'Pubs will probably get away with this bassackwards politics. Cause illegal immigrants can't vote; and, the last time civics literacy tests were used, they were used to prevent black people from voting. Eh, duh!

And let's say your family is facing a financial crisis. Maybe someone's sick and their insurance company just dropped them. Or, let's say your house is about to be foreclosed on. Is it really time to balance your budget? Or, is it time to get your hands on any extra penny and spend it on medical treatment? I mean, you can't be against another round of stimulus spending and want unemployment benefits to be extended and more money spent on infrastructure at the same time. Well, you can, but you'd be an idiot and you'd be kicked out the conversation.

And please, take the Wall St malcontents with you. All y'all need to go.

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