For the past few days I've been feeling poorly with chills and fever. As a result, I've been parked in front of the TV watching the news. I have a few comments.
Congress has been busily singling out AIG on their recent bonus payments while receiving our bailout money. This would be acceptable and fair if AIG were the only company that has made bonus payouts with our bailout money. When you watch the news channels for hours on end, you learn that bonus' were paid by other bailed out companies. Some of them are Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America. I haven't heard of any of the CEO's of these companies being told to appear before congress. Where's the outrage at these companies.
During this time when our deficit is constantly growing, our jet-setting president is off wasting how many gallons of fuel on yet another rally that could have easily been done via the internet which he seems to use to his advantage. I'm also tired of hearing that he "inherited" this mess. Yes, our problems did start before inauguration day, but the democrats were in control of congress for the previous two years. The president was a senator then, and if he had spent more time in the senate and less time campaigning for this job, maybe things wouldn't be so bad.
I've just heard that 13 companies who received billions of bailout money owed US millions in unpaid taxes. They were supposed to have signed a statement that they didn't owe any taxes, but they either lied, or no one followed up to check. This accusation has been made by a democrat congressman.
One last rant. It's payback time. I heard that ACORN will be involved with the 2010 census. I saw the head of this organization on TV this morning. He claims they will not be knocking on doors and counting and recounting people. But their record on registrations makes me doubt his words.
Thank you for your patience if you've gotten this far in my rant. If you disagree with me, just chalk it up to my fever. If you agree, thank you.