Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Economic Crisis

So, here we are amidst the largest economic crisis our country has ever experienced. This is the idea that our fine media and its paid economic strategists have told me anyway. And our Congress and House of Representatives has failed to come to an agreement on a way to pull some of our largest companies out of financial ruins. Supposedly, if these two bodies of tax paid employees don't come to a decision soon, the world as we know it will end and our financial markets will crash, sending us and the entire world into unavoidable doom.

If things are so bad - so desperately horrible - then why is it that every time I turn on the TV I see yet another representative from the House or Senate doing and interview?????? Usually, it's the split screen - Republican on the right and Democrat on the left. Do we not have anything else to do?!? We apparently have all the time in the world to argue on national television amongst ourselves about whether it is the Republicans fault or the Democrats fault. We have all the time in the world to have our manicures done so that when we point fingers across party lines, it looks good on the nation wide broadcast. But apparently, these fine, educated, polished men and women who are paid out of the pockets of the working Americans do not have the time nor the civility to sit down in a room and put their heads together and work for the people that feed their children. Seriously. This is not a game. This is not about Republican nor Democrat. This is about the thousands of people who are at risk of losing their jobs. This is about families (like ours) whose lively hood revolves around the lending of money for essential things like cars. I do not know what the solution for our trouble is now. I am not educated enough to know. I did take Economics at AUM back in the nineties, but it was an 8:00 summer class, and I really hated it altogether. But it just seems, in my simple mind, to come right down to this - our representatives in Washington need to be about the business of the American people. Not about the business of themselves. Or their party. Or the prime time interview with Greta.

1 comment:

Erika said...

I'm right there with you.