Hey Mr and Mrs. Joe Public how does it feel to know that your life means NOTHING to Washington? Sorry, but is it not TIME to get friggin’ angry? Your life is turning to do-do and Washington is paying the CEOs to do business as usual. Is it not time to get ANGRY!?
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson rejected using the government’s financial-rescue program as a “panacea” for economic difficulties, clashing with lawmakers who want the funds to help beleaguered homeowners.
“The rescue package was not intended to be an economic stimulus or an economic recovery package,” Paulson said in testimony to the House Financial Services Committee in Washington. The Troubled Asset Relief Program was designed to stabilize financial markets and the flow of credit and “is not a panacea for all our economic difficulties.”
Barney Frank, who heads the House panel, cut off Paulson during the question-and-answer session, saying “the bill couldn’t have been clearer” in also being aimed at reducing foreclosures. Paulson told lawmakers he has no plans to use the second half of the $700 billion program, indicating it will be up to the incoming Obama administration to resolve the matter.
What do these people have to do before you want them to stop? Get off your collective butts and write, call or email your representatives and senators and tell them that they will be up for re-election and you will remember their stands and actions in this time of crisis. You CAN make a difference and you CAN influence them–JUST DO IT!