Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulsson claims that we, the taxpayers of this nation, should bail out "Wall Street" to the tune of 700 Billion Dollars.
The House of Representatives has said "no"...and I just may agree with them.
The President of the United States, and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve has said that our economy is in peril, and that we are risking an era worse than the Great Depression of the 1930s unless we "do something and do it quickly."
I'm just not sure about all of this. We are spending 10 billion dollars every month in Iraq. We have terribly inferior support-systems set up for our returning veterans--and for veterans in general. We have a serious healthcare crisis in this nation--one we've had for as long as I can remember. We have a serious educational crisis in this nation--but yet we want to throw more money at the school systems, instead of requiring absolutely accountability from the parent's house to the school house.
We are allowing Governor Palin (and her God) to be mocked and blasphemed...and we might even laugh at Tina Fey's parody (though I don't watch Saturday Night Live).
Our society seems to be running amuck, and we just don't care--unless it touches our wallets, and reduces our savings/401k plans, etc.
So what are we "in for" in these United States? Anyone have any ideas?