Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Riddle Me This

Riddle me this: Why is it acceptable to pay for all the mistakes of rich bankers but it is anti-American to nurture our less-fortunate Americans?

Riddle me this: Why do GM, Ford, Citibank, and Bank Of America deserve our help, but 45,000,000 uninsured Americans don't?

When trillions of our taxpayer dollars go toward the purchase of financial institutions, millions of which are given away as bonuses and none of it can be accounted for, The Right says "we have to do it," and they call it: NATIONALISM. They say, "we're nationalizing the banking system," giving it a green light.

When we propose any amount of money to go toward improving the health care system, providing for the less fortunate, ensuring that every single American has access to medical care, and we provide for the health and well-being of all our children, The Right says, "We can't do that!" and they call it: SOCIALISM. They compare it to the Communist Soviet Union. They declare it is anti-American.

I'd rather insure a child than give a CEO another million dollar bonus. I'd rather ensure that a WWII Veteran has access to health care than fund another renovation for an Auto Executive's weekend house in the Hamptons. I'd rather preserve life than perpetuate greed.

But what do I know? I'm just an angry, aging, middle class computer goon. And I can't even answer my own riddles.

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