Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Some Just Bitch to Bitch

Office buzz this morning:

Q: "Why the F are my tax dollars being used to make loans to banks, mortgages, failing companies?" This is BS, blah, blah, blah trillions of dollars, blah, blah, blah, medical, blah, blah, blah, housing, blah, blah, blah.

A: "Aren't you (and many other Americans) the same one that's bitched over the years about the trillions of dollars being sent out to help in other parts of the world? You couldn't fathom how our country could send billions of dollars out of the country to fight wars and help other countries when our country, our people, our businesses need so much help."

(Picking poison scene from "The Princess Bride")

So pick your poison, help on the homeland, and when it works, (or if it works for the skeptics) we will be paid back with interest, or send it all out and watch our country evolve into something I hope I never see happen in my lifetime.


Audubon Ron said...

Whoa, where did that come from?

Of course, I didn't post a comment.

TX Poppet said...

Skeptic here. My whole thing with bailouts etc. is that I don't see the point in throwing good money after bad.
Now the investment in our infrastructure; roads, bridges, schools, energy, medical...that's something completely different. I'm all for that.

Still, I really enjoy bitching just to bitch. ;-)

Michael said...

Touche...we should be careful what we wish for, and complain about!

Karin said...

There are people, I think, who are never happy, no matter what happens. Personally, I'm an optimist. I hope that all this complicated effort has the desired positive effect. And I agree that I'd rather see $$$ invested and spent in the good old U.S.A. than elsewhere. Heaven knows we need it just now.....

lis said...

'ditto' to Karin's post...
Of all those who 'bitch to bitch', how many are economic experts. Even more frightening where do they get their information? Not paid to say it news ''experts''...?

I feel bad you have to sit and hear all that Nancy, sounds like it would be a good time to put the ipod/mp3 player ear's on and tune out...

Nancy said...

Lis: I work with a crotchety old Republican (oops, did I say that?)

KEG: I concur, I'm hopeful all this effort will turn us around. I'd rather support our system than some others we have in the past.

Nothing is perfect, like I said it's a pick your poison situation.

Anonymous said...

Karin is right. My daughter works at Citi on Wall Street. And she tells me those people aren't happy. They live in stark terror of the future because they see no security it for them. Whole careers are ruined because of America's 'win at all cost' mentality that usually advance due to treachery, favoritism, or bias. And is true happiness measured by how many cable stations you get, or how cool your phone is, or how big your plasma TV is. Nope ...

Jake M

Thomas said...

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

*wait - that doesn't fit here...*

That is the sound of ultimate suffering. My heart made that sound when the six-fingered man killed my father. The Man in Black makes it now.

HA - funny, but still not quite what I'm looking for.

Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Stop saying that!

Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Offer me money... Power, too, promise me that.

Anything you want...

I want my father back you son of a bitch!

*oh dear, I think my cynical side got the better of me.* no not skeptical... cynical.

Nancy said...

Thomas ::: coffee spray ::: ROFLMAOOOOOOOOOOOO ... glad to see you're a Princess Bride fan too.

That WAS a great scene!

lis said...

''As you wish''

Betty said...

You make a very valid point. I like the way you think.


Bruce said...

I am going to have to vent a little here, so sit back and relax. I really don’t understand why anyone is complaining about all these financial and political blunders of the past 5 years.

We collectively has a society have put the people in power that have mortgaged our future and earned themselves gazillion dollar golden parachutes in the process. The CEOs and CFOs played the game the right way and get to retire to their private islands in the Caribbean, while we have to take our worthless Board Game and go home to live in the basement. That is what capitalism is all about. NOT everybody wins, despite what the talking heads on TV and glad handing politicians might tell you.

As a society we are supposed to plan for the future to give our children and grand children a better world to come into and grow up in. Are we? How does owning a 10,000 square foot house or his and hers Hummers help out anyone, except the folks selling the houses and the cars.

We are victims of our own greed and short sightedness. I find it hysterical that many people recoil in horror at the thought of a socialist society, only because they want to have the ‘option’ of being that CEO or Hedge Fund Manager….even though most will never get the chance.

The American system is built on greed and ego, not doing the right thing. For all those folks that lost their 401Ks and lost their jobs, that is a real shame. They trusted in a system that was inherently corrupt. They took the gamble and lost. Better to become self reliant, grow your own food and learn how to repair your own car. Then you can chuckle at all the homeless middle managers begging for food outside of Piggly Wiggly.