Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sputter!..!!...sputter... Obama... $1 TRILLION Stimulus Plan... nooooooooo

I'm astounded by all the money that is being spent, wasted, spread around. It's easy to spend money when it's not yours I gather. There was a time when that wouldn't have been true. Only the ill-trained, the uncaring, those with low standards would take someone else's money and spend it willy-nilly like it was "free" money. Used to be it was considered moral and right to spend money belonging to others with care, with more precision than you would your own.

Not so these days.

I don't think it's real to the people making the decisions. I know there is no way they can understand the full implications of their choices.

It seems as though those in Washington won the mega-mega-lottery and they're determined to spend it all in a month.

I've tried to picture how things are working in D.C. as these people who probably don't even balance their own check books try to decide how to "fix" our economy. There are hundreds and hundreds of people scurrying about trying to be important, trying to look like they're part of the solution. They don't feel like they're doing their job if they don't "do something".

So they're listening to this guy sell this plan and that expert tout another plan. They're wading through stacks of paper which tells them whatever the person writing it wants them to know. Or, in reality, they're having their staffers wade through those stacks and they're just reading a synopsis or getting a verbal report.

I listen to the financial experts on the tube discussion the various problems with the economy, the stimulus packages, the bailouts and related issues. You can't get two of those who supposedly live, breath and bath in finances to agree with what's best for the stock market and our economy. How in the world are those in Washington, who know nothing, nothing, nothing, going to correct the money woes of the world?

Don't you just love the idea of an Auto Czar? Three huge mega companies with diverse ways of handling their businesses, with intricate business dealings, are going to be told by ONE man (or woman) how to run their business? I would suggest that everyone go back and read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

The politicians are doing what they always do --- throwing money at the problem. It's not real. It's not their money. It has no connection to reality. Especially when you're dealing with millions and billions and now trillions.

Where does all this money come from? Me. You. Our children. The future.

I feel like I'm living in bizarro world. We've entered a world that has no connection to reality and those of us living our daily lives have no input and no way of stopping what's happening. We just pay the bills.

All their efforts thus far have not fixed even the tiniest segment of any part of any part of the problem. Everyone is yelling "do something" and so they're "doing something".

Unfortunately I think it would be better is they did nothing.

Obama's Economic Advisers Considering $1 Trillion Stimulus Plan
President-elect Barack Obama's economic team is considering an economic-stimulus program that will be far larger than the two-year, half-trillion-dollar plan under consideration two weeks ago, people familiar with the team's thinking tell the Wall Street Journal.
The president-elect is expected to be briefed on the broad parameters of the plan next week, with aides still hoping for Congress to pass a bill by the time Mr. Obama takes office Jan. 20.

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