Thanks, federal bailout, for a dismal future

Gee, thanks federal government, for writing blank checks to make things easy for you in the short term. All that does, really, is teach the whole country to keep living on credit, and saddle my kid with even more debt than your bullshit policies and wars have spiraled.

A few words for you: if you’re pro free market, act like it. I’m not, so I say: if you want to save someone, save people not companies. And if you spend like a drunken sailor on shore leave, don’t expect my kid to pay for it. Tighten your belts, ask those who make a lot to put in their share, and start means-testing every damn handout you give both corporate and private citizens.

And by the way, McCain, you were all for deregulating and eliminating financial firewalls for decades. Don’t run to the media with your pro-regulation sheep’s clothing now.

Update 9/28/08:

Nina Easton, of Money magazine reports that many are saying exactly the same thing: don’t preach free markets, then throw our nest eggs at them when they do something way beyond stupid. (The article is three pages; click on the arrow at the bottom of the text for the next page.)

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