Monday, November 24, 2008

Non Food Rant - #1

I can't believe it has taken this long.

Rant ON

I'm mad and I need a place to vent. Our fearsome leader today announced another, that's right #2, bailout for Citibank. Enough! Is anyone keeping track? I am:

$29B to JP Morgan/Bear Stearns - the FIRST time
$33B for IndyMac
$200B to Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac
$85B to AIG - the FIRST time
$38B to AIG - the SECOND time
$15B to Bank of America
$3B to Bank of New York
$25B to Citibank - the FIRST time
$10B to Goldman Sachs
$25B to JP Morgan - the SECOND time
$10B to Merril Lynch
$10B to Morgan Stanley
$2B to State Street
$25B to Wells Fargo PLUS this
$27B to AIG - the THIRD time
$6.6B to US Bank

That's almost 545 Billion Dollars right there. But wait there's more. There are another 20 or so banks that have gotten money that aren't in that list.

But wait there's more, the government has only spent half of the $700B bail out bill. $700 Billion??? I count $850 Billion. remember they had to add an additional $150 Billion dollars just to get people to vote to pass the $700 Billion bill. You know $200K to Rose City Archery, $192M to Puerto Rico for rum, $33M for American Samoa. Oh wait, I bet you didn't know.

I see a TRILLION DOLLARS and growing with a BIG Capital T.

Meanwhile, as we struggle to make ends meet along with nearly everyone else I know, all of our credit card companies raise interest rates, add fees and cut limits AND GET BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM THE GOVERNMENT. And who the hell is going to pay for those BILLIONS of DOLLARS. When is the American People going to get a helping hand?

But I want to know one thing, why the F*(^ do we have to wait until the end of January for Obama to do something???? What the hell is Bush doing? I've held from day one that he is the WORST president we have ever had. CASE AND POINT.

Rant OFF.

I think I should probably go pound some schnitzel now.


Brook said...

Too right, don't forget this is the good ol' boy who's daddy bailed him and the texas banks out years ago. You live what you learn. And like you I hope Obama has some plan to help us, the rapidly diminishing middle class. Wait a minute, I think that trillion $'s could just about pay off the average joes debts-wait is that Joe plumber?-and get most everyone to a clean slate? Oh, yeah, we neeeeed credit card companies-they employ so many and they do need jobs(not being facetious. It's all a mess. I'll just grow my garden again next year and try to not NEED so much stuff that i really only want. And I keep watching and hoping for positeve change. Let's watch "Dave" again, okay?

Huff Daddy said...

Hah, that was just the tip of the iceberg, I could go on and on and on... Glad to know I'm not alone out there in my thought though. Thanks.

Brook said...

I was reading your archives biscuits, 25 years and just made good ones 3 weeks ago.
followed recipe exactly and best ever. I mean it. And I am multitasking watching Alton, a favorite of mine too, making his turkey and now making cakes and frosting. Gotta love it!

Huff Daddy said...

Thanks for the link. I need to impress my Southern family. I made some drop biscuits this weekend that I didn't blog about, yet. I made them with whole wheat flour so they were a little "tough." Got good reviews though.

Funny we are/were watching Good Eats also. Now onto my Packer game.