Where is the Outrage?
Posted by lamarzulli on December 10, 2008
Where is the outrage, I want to know? A few months ago we were paying almost $5 a gallon at the pump, now the price has declined over 70%, in some places, to under $2, a gallon. Where is the outrage? We were scammed, plain and simple. The oil companies made billions of dollars in profits, off the backs of the working man in this country and didn’t even think twice about doing it. Where is the outrage? Have we become so medicated and stupefied that we don’t lift our collective voices demanding retribution and some of our money back? Is our government so enervated and detached from the common man and woman, that it does nothing to regulate the obscene profits? The oil companies have a monopoly and they have us over a barrel – no pun intended. The fact that gas prices are under $2, a gallon should send a signal to us all, that we were manipulated by the speculators who drove up the price of oil. There was no shortage. What a scam and yet we sit and do nothing except perhaps to comment that Karma finally caught up with O.J..
Where is the outrage? While the government prints 700 Billion dollars worth of money, backed by nothing – as we were taken off the gold standard during the Nixon administration – and hands it over to overpaid executives and bankers who got themselves into a financial jam, and then ask Joe Taxpayer to foot the bill and pay back, the money that was produced, out of thin air with interest, no less. Meanwhile you can’t get a loan, as a friend of mine tried to refinance his mortgage and was told that unless he had $100,000.00 in the bank, as a back up, he wouldn’t qualify! If he had that kind of money sitting around, he wouldn’t need the loan!
Where is the outrage, that the war in Iraq continues to drag on at a cost of billions of dollars a day, while back in the states, roads, bridges, and our infrastructure continues to crumble? And just yesterday Mr. Bush who assured us of his Christianity in both elections, now comes out and tells us that, he only thinks some of the Bible might be true! He doesn’t take it literally. Does anyone think he would have been elected if he had made that statement while he was running for election?
Where is the outrage that our government now has stake in the auto industry, the banking industry and mortgage industry that brings us closer to socialistic form of government and eliminates Capitalism, which was the foundation of this countries free market, economic system. The banks, Fannie & Freddie and now the auto industry got a bail out, but the little guy on the street got shafted. Foreclosures are the highest in decades and for many people this Christmas will be a lean one. In a word… outrageous!
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