Monday, November 17, 2008

Another bailout

It was bad enough that the US gov't is bailing out the banking/financial industry even though it was their greed that did this to them.

Now there are talks about bailing out the auto industry.


Did we bail out one car maker (I think it was Dodge/Chyseller(sp)?) in the 80's?

Now, 20 odd years later, we are expected to bail out the rest of them?

The CEOs of these places are blaming everyone but themselves for why their companies are failing.

Not to sound like a crass *sshole, but let them go under.

I'm sure I will get a lot of slack about people losing their jobs, etc.

But I'm sick and tired of every time I turn around, the gov't is bailing out big business and doing NOTHING for the average person.

Last time I checked, driving was a privilege, not a right. So why are we sweating a industry that's basically a non essential commodity? If you look around these days, there's PUH-LENTY of used car lots around. So there's no excuse about not trying to find a car.

I'm sorry that it doesn't go from 0 to 60 in 20 seconds, have GPS, or looks really, really, cool. But if it gets you from Point A to Point B, stop your b*tching!

Hell, we might be doing a good thing here. Without all these new cars on the road, we might be able to improve public transportation (or introduce it in states that don't have it.). Hell, we might be helping the environment(I could be wrong, but f*ck it).

Let me catch ya later, I gottta hike to work. LOL.

Thanks for reading,



Anonymous said...

Sing it sister! We got socialism for the wealthy, and capitalism for the poor. Every dog 4 himself in this unfair country. What about a bailout for the working poor, like us? Otherwise known as the backbone of america. Like me n you and the majority of people i see everyday. We r the "little, unimportant" ones i guess. Seems like the only people that matter r the ones who work for/ have themselves big money.Profit is what our government protects. It all about preserving that flow. We r just expendable; in the damn way of their big business....u feel me?

ViperInfidel/SourBlaze said...

It was Chrysler who we bailed out back in 1985.

I disliked the bailout for banks. I felt that the money should go striaght to the people who lost everything.

But the automakers I am less sure about. That's more about keeping some of our manufacturing jobs above water. The problem with this second bailout has to do with the fact that the automakers love to close up factories and outsource our jobs overseas out of a racist feeling that other nations and races are cheap slave labor -- I do not want the taxpayer financing that.

avideogameplayer said...

I feel ya, Anon.

Viper, nothing is stop the automakers from shipping jobs overseas anyway, so why should WE give them more money?

Like I said, driving is a privilege, not a right. Right now we got more used/old cards than we can shake a stick at.

We're wasting more of our resources trying to build 'eco-friendly' cars. Which in turn lead to EVEN more used cars floating around.

If uncle sammy wants to spend money, why don't they use it to shore up public transportation?

Why does everything have to go to big business?

Whoa...I better stop.

And thanks for the info about Chrysler...


Anonymous said...

because america has come to put big profit/money before all else. before it's lowly working class people, that's 4 sure. only color that matters in the u.s. is green.and lots of it. face it, we have been sold out by both democrats n republicans a long time ago. anybody know how i can get into canada?

Anonymous said...

time to blog anew.....HAPPY early BIRTHDAY.

avideogameplayer said...

Well, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Ella says Happy Birthday daddy. Thanks for stickin' around and giving me a good home. U're the best smeg ever.

Fransiska Ike said...

That recession has affected my country too.... -.-

avideogameplayer said...

Sorry to hear it...

Blast from the posting past