To see what got me riled up in the first place, CLICK HERE.
Now, here's what I think of that.
This country is driving the proverbial bus right over a cliff with this kind of shit!
The mortgage crisis and all this crazy lending that was done over the past decade or two that artificially inflated housing prices to unsustainable levels and led to the inevitable crash of the economy are, at the same time, the fault of not only the bankers but also the assholes that borrowed the money.
I truly despise debt. In part, I went to Afghanistan to get out from under it. To EARN my way out from under it. Now I was overextended on my credit, but it was not an untenable situation. I worked, I earned, I saved, I paid that shit off. Just like I said I would when I signed the credit contracts.
Now you have people who one day look up and say, "I know we can afford the mortgage, but with it I can't afford to live the life I want. Life's too short, fuck the bank, to hell with my word. I'm not paying it!"
On the flip side you have all these bottom feeding bankers who take huge bonuses out of the taxpayer funded bailout. And the myriad of other fucked up things that they are probably now doing with our money.
Finally, on top of all of that you have a government that is currently rushing to sign into law as many entitlement increases and programs into law as they can because they know that they are about to get their asses handed to them by the Republicans in the next elections. Not to mention, the government is the only entity I can think of that can vote to raise its own credit limit.
Can you imagine that?
-Sir, your card has been declined due to being maxed out!
-Hang on a sec, try it again, I just voted myself an extra $25,000 on that card.
-Oh, okay now it works!
So maybe the Republicans win the next election. At which time those Republicans will take the torch from them and begin spending our money hand over fist and sink us into an even deeper hole.
I believe the term I'm looking for is this folks...WE'RE FUCKED.
And all because no one with any kind of clout or power in this country seems to understand how to balance a checkbook.
Easily, one of the simplest mathematical problems you have out there today. You begin with X amount of dollars. You've got two columns. One credits, One debits. From one you subtract from the balance, from the other you add to the balance. When all is said and done, at the very least you want to be at zero. It'd be nice to come out with a positive balance, but we're talking about government and banking institutions here so let's just start them off at getting to zero!
SNL could teach the government a thing or two.
Now taking their cues from the banks and the government, the people have jumped on the asshole express and are doing the same thing.
Here's the deal. And in the following I use the masculine words to refer to all people. It just sounds better in my male brain to hear it in the masculine. Please do not skewer me for being sexist, which I probably am, but we'll deal with that later. Anyway, here goes...
A man does what he says he is going to do. Its one of the pillars of being a man. Being dependable, being responsible, living up to your word. If you don't do that, then what good are you? You sign a mortgage contract or any contract for that matter, you live up to your end of the bargain. I don't know about you, but once you don't keep your word to me, I don't believe another word out of your mouth. You walk away from a deal that you made and you are lower than worm shit.
(this is meant for politicians, bankers, and strategic defaulters. And for anyone thinking of going into a contract. If you truly, without a doubt cannot pay your bills, declare bankruptcy and see what happens. But this is meant for all those who would break their word when it becomes inconvenient.)
Its simple. You make X. Your spending < X.
C'mon folks, that's high school accounting right there.
Vote them ALL out. Find out who the incumbent is, and vote for the other guy. No matter What!!!!
If there is no challenger, write in Mud Puppy, or Kermit the Frog, or Santa Claus, or the beer man in sec 119 of US Cellular Field.
I love you Mom...