Monday, September 29, 2008

Nothing to Like Here

If there's anything worse than an economic crisis, it is when leadership stops leading.

Hate him or love him, I felt reassured by President Bush in the days after 9/11.

Though bank failures, the fact that millions of American economic futures are in question, and our crashing stock market are not the same as the kind of crisis when our country is under attack, our economy is very much at risk. All the while our Congressional leaders have continued to goof around like nothing really matters, offering very little of the post-partisan guidance that we so desperately need.

House Republicans blamed Nancy Pelosi for delivering a very partisan speech before today's vote on the bailout measure, saying that she injected politics into a bill that Republicans had been planning to vote for. Some Dems defended Pelosi, however, saying that the Republicans had been posturing politically as what. The Democrats are the majority party and it is their responsibility to bring the minority side into the picture and get important bills moved through Congress.

Terrible leadership from Congressional Democrats.


Anonymous said...

$700 billion is all that is needed, it seems. Not much really.

Hank Poulson I believe has $700m from his days at Goldman Sachs.

So he has 1/1000th of the amount required. There must be another 999 Hank Poulsons out there. It should not be too hard to find them. And then there would be no need for the average American to fund this bail out. Nationalize Hank Poulson.

No wonder Americans are angry - Its one thing to piss on someones back - but then to tell them its raining is really just taking the piss.

Anonymous said...

Quick to point fingers along with the GOP leadership, are you?

"On Monday evening, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), a lead opponent of the bailout, told the Crypt that the notion was 'nonsense' and mocked the possibility that a Republican would be shocked or offended by the partisan nature of a Democratic speech."