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« on: October 14, 2009, 07:27:41 AM »
I am in the midst of a thought crisis...
The big rush to pass bailouts, the big big rush to pass the health insurance bill...
And then hearing tonite, if I am not mistaken, collecting for the health insurance bill will start now, but no health insurance till 2015 ??????????????????
My Dad once said he was thinking that Congress and Senate were threatened into passing the bailout.
Could it possibly be that the government is totally insolvent and included is total loss of the senator's and congressmen's benefit packages and retirement is void of cash because of things like madoff?  Is this a play to rip off everyone again to fill their coffers?  And then when it comes down to the wire, there is no health insurance funding??  Last ditch attempt to get money for themselves and then the gov. crashes?
If there ever were any doubts about how irresponsible our Congress can be, this should settle it.  The only good news is that it sure makes for a great mystery:  How is this story going to end? -- and when?

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Re: $+congress+mystery
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 09:36:40 AM »
Regarding the bailout, if you line up all 100 senators and interview them one at at time regarding what the bailout intended to fix, how many could clearly explain the problem we faced?  Maybe 10?  Most simply heard the Paulson/Bernanke horror ppt and voted yes.

On healthcare, just about every voter would likely agree that there is a problem somewhere.  Obama has substantial power now and the left left is jumping on the socialism bandwagon.  The right is still shell shocked about the last two elections and scurrying to find new campaign donors.

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Re: $+congress+mystery
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2009, 06:15:41 PM »
I think there are thousands of Bernie Madoffs out there, we just have not heard about them all yet.

Dimitry Orlov wrote about how right before Russia collapsed, a lot of the people who were in positions to take whatever they could, took it. Why should we expect any different from others?