Gee. Thanks. Place a check in the "Things We Already Knew" column.
What is most disturbing is this... and you have to watch the entire video to pick it up... it's worth it...
The clip begins in the middle of a rant from a woman caller explaining she's paid $600 in utility bills, is out of money, and the $800 Billion "stimulus" package should put money directly in the hands of the people and we'd stimulate the economy ourselves (she actually says this)...
Kanjorski then eschews the virtues of the decisions they've made, the impending collapse of the system and why TARP changed. This takes most of the rest of the video... here's the kicker...
At the end he actually says... and I shudder at this... he actually suggests that we ask people like the caller at the beginning of the clip for their opinions because they may have better ideas. Because, as Kanjorski puts it... they are not financial geniuses and don't have all the answers. MY GOD... as if we didn't know.
People... this man is a CONGRESSIONAL CAPITAL MARKETS COMMITTEE MEMBER. Shouldn't he have a certain level of expertise? Shouldn't he have better ideas than the caller who can't pay her utility bills? Shouldn't he be able to come up with something better than "let's solicit ideas from everyday Americans because they know better than us"...??????
WAIT... oh.... maybe he's actually on to something. This is scary, folks. This is our government in action.
Notice anything different? I'll spare the insult to your intelligence and just ask this simple question... does anyone really think a second half rebound is in the cards? Oh... and another question... does anyone really think spending another TRILLION DOLLARS of our grand children's money will do anything? Anything at all?
The Founding Fathers were well aware of the corruption of money and power. It is what they feared most for our fledgling democracy. It has come to fruition. They would act. Shouldn't we?
"The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. … What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."
- Thomas Jefferson