Washington has Gone Mad
La Prensa Hispana
All of congress is now focused on AIG, the global financial and insurance giant congress bailed out with billions after AIG contributed hundreds of thousands to their election campaigns. Suddenly, congress has been inspired by a pseudo morality unseen in the history of the nation. Congress has been inspired to call for all of the AIG retention bonuses to be given back despite the fact all of them earned the bonuses based on contractual agreements on how long they would remain with AIG. These are not performance bonuses, they are retention bonuses. Why not have congress also give back all the monies collected from AIG for their political races? Is this not a double standard being imposed by the same people who approved the billion dollar giveaway? That part is not even mentioned as if it had never happened. President Obama received $101,000 dollars and Chris Dodd head of the Senate committee who not only approved the AIG bailout funds but has oversight received more than that.
There are many politicians who had their hands out. Chuck Schumer the outspoken New York, Senator who wants to tax any bonus recipients by 100% somehow does not see his political campaign share as part of the problem. Peanuts when the level of corruption has risen into the billions. Signaling out specific Americans by the Senate to take away legally obtained earnings regardless of how unmerited we may feel those earnings are, is a dangerous precedent. Your legal right to ask for what you think you are worth has now been placed into question. At any time, the senate can determine retroactively you have been getting paid too much and get it all back. Of course, we as the taxpayers have no equal right. Sound fair to you? Far fetched? It is happening before your very eyes.
America has just been placed in the most tenuous socialistic position unimagined just a few months ago.
Five hundred men and women who we as Americans elected to represent us in congress and the senate have made the decision to encumber our nation for generations by shoveling out money as if there was limited time to empty out the nations coffers; Trillions, an amount too large to comprehend and certainly too large to ever, ever pay back. According to congress, American Taxpayers now own 80 percent of the trillion dollar giant, AIG. Really? List that on your asset sheet.
There is absolutely no way to understand the massive shift which is taking place under the guise of social welfare reform. Certainly all of us are in favor of supporting education and having better medical care opportunities but I doubt any one of us believe bankrupting our nation while taking on the beliefs of a Hugo Chavez or a Fidel Castro is of benefit to the United States.
Regardless of how much contradictory verbiage is directed at the American population, especially in California, the reverence given to the current administration will continue and they will not be held accountable for its actions. Obama is keeping his popularity by appearing on shows such as Jay Leno and pretending to be a rock star instead of a mature, savvy, experienced President of the United States we desperately need at the helm.
We all want America to get back on its feet but the inexperienced, clumsy approach being shown by the administration is exposing the way America does business and the underbelly of corruption in our own system. This unintended peek at business as usual politics should be examined carefully. It should be enough to wipe the star struck look off our faces but it won’t. America is naïve enough to believe our leaders are special and there are no terrorists wanting to harm us. We are still believing the multi trillion dollar give away will be good for us and also choosing to believe bringing in the most hardened killers in the world now housed at Guantanamo into our realm of American judicial justice will soften their hearts. We seem to think by calling terrorists misguided souls it will somehow reduce the danger to levels of a Looney Tunes episode of the wily coyote and the roadrunner. Sheer fantasy ingrained in our national lunacy.
America, you are being hit with numerous reality slaps across the face and most of you have no awakening reaction. There must be an element of truth in global warming since something is definitely frying our brains.