While I have been offline there seems to have been a new form of government invented? One where our “leaders” (who used to be known as representatives) decide that We The People are now some sort of lending institution, lending money to bad lenders who badly lent money to bad lenders to buy bad loans….or something like that? Does this mean that We The People now own the housing industry? Or just the part of it that loans money to people who can’t pay us back? Billions of dollars seem to be going …..somewhere, and as far as I can make out, all I get in return for loaning somebody billions of dollars is ….trillions and trillions of dollars of liability? That can’t be right, can it? I am confused.
Since this is supposed to be my government, as one of We The People, I just found out that I owe someone 11.3 trillion dollars. I don’t recall borrowing 11.3 trillion dollars. As I look around me, I don’t see any new shiny toys or anything, no new car or new house, but apparently I bought something, because I am deeper in debt than I was a month ago. Somehow. Because someone somewhere says so. So that someone else doesn’t lose money?
Hmmm, does this mean I now own a bunch of houses? Just like John McCain?
Or does it just mean I now own a bunch of bad debt that I have to pay back? Do I get stock in Merrill Lynch now that I own it? What DO I, the taxpaying citizen get out of this deal? I mean besides having to pay interest.
Is the economy now better? Are there now more jobs? Is this how we get health insurance? Will the price of gas go down? Do I get a fucking toaster?
When was it, again that I told MY government that they could go into the business of buying some corporations massive debt that I have to pay for? When did this become the purpose of our government again? I am particularly surprised, because I thought the Republicans wanted government to stay out of business, but now the government is supposed to own businesses? Or do we just own the debt and liability. What happens when the businesses I now own start making a profit? Do I get the money?
Or am I just doing this out of the kindness of my heart? Can someone in authority please let me know?
Speaking of which, do my representatives in this representative democracy represent me any more, or do I now talk to some corporate officer if I don’t like the way my government works any more, which by the way, I don’t. I am confused. I guess my government is a business now and not a government, so do I go to a voting booth or the Customer Service window? I am confused.
The excuse seems to be that the economy was going to collapse if I didn’t sign on to pay for the extra trillions of dollars of liability and billions in outright debt, is that right? Because MY economy already done collapsed. But I guess it just got worse? Now, just like my government, I owe even more money, that I don’t have, to ….someone? A government, a business, an Army…as a taxpayer I now own all three I guess? I have paid trillions of dollars for them, though apparently I get no say in what they do. I just get to pay for all of it. Even though I have no money.
Oh one last question, now that I am in business….Do I have to wear a tie?
I am confused!