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Red & Rover

Red & Rover Brian Basset

***It cut off the last panel of the comic, y'all:
But that can take hours - and besides, from a distance they ALL look correct.***

I've read quite a bit of blogs that talk about the proposed Bailout/Stimulus Package plan.

Most of what I've read is very, very bad. (Meaning - it's a bad idea...not that the bloggers did an inferior job in posting about the topic). But what I learned most wasn't from the bloggers themselves, but from the comments on their blog.

I always thought that there were two camps as far as this whole stimulus package thing was concerned:
  • Those for it
  • Those against it
But there seems to be a third camp - those who logically feel that the package is wrong, but emotionally, think it's right because it affects them personally (most notably, state employees losing their jobs because of budget cuts).

Isn't that just the proverbial 'rock and a hard spot'? You know something is wrong, but because it affects you personally (in many cases, very personally), you are forced to along with it.

My heart and prayers go out to these families in this third camp.

As far as I'm concerned - from my perspective as I'm beginning to realize that there are so many sides to this issue - the package is only a band aid.

Eventually, it's going to be time to pay the piper - where are we going to get the money?

I think maybe many of us (out of hope or desperation), are just looking to the government to plug in the blocks with 'words' that fit - and while it looks good from a distance, if we look at it closer (or really stop to think the whole thing out in the long term), it's all terribly, terribly wrong.

I hope I'm wrong...

Comments

  1. Very good Iva. It is a multi-sided issue with one result: communism.
    What's sad is the one's that will be truly saddled with Obama's Payback Bribe Those Who Voted For Me Plan ('stimulus' my foot) is your children and children's children. It's gonna take years to leave such a devistating legacy for our generations selfishness.
    May God have mercy. ♥ ∞

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  2. What Sparky said. If one really looks and reads (we only got to page like 300 something out of the 600+.) it really does nothing to stimulate the economy, what it does it "pork barrels" all these senators/congress peoples projects. Sad, really..it is called payback for Obama. Blessings

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  3. Someone is going to have to pay for it, that's for sure. I guess Obama said it in his State of the Union address.

    I take that to mean, 'Enjoy it now because in the future - you're going to be taxed like mad!'

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