Senators Burr and Hagan Ought To Get A Room (Bernanke Vote)

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Ben? Is That You?

There’s No Difference Between Them

When it comes to casting votes for the guy who, by most accounts, shares a motherload of the responsibility for the current financial crisis, they’re like two peas in a pod. An evil pod such as the one seen in those old horror movies.

They both voted in favor of Bernanke’s next term.

I know most of you don’t bother to look up your senator’s vote, or your Representative’s vote, but I wish you would. It’s really the only way to know if the guys you’ve elected are doing the job you want them to do.

It’s sad, but true. The folks we’ve elected to represent us as a government don’t always do that. Look at the vote that created TARP, for instance. Even though public response was estimated to be between 100:1 and 300:1 AGAINST it, the folks in Washington passed it anyway.

Of course, they were told by Ben Bernanke that if it failed to pass, there would be martial law in America due to riots in the streets. They were told by old Ben that the problem was “Liquidity“, that the 700 billion dollars would provide that liquidity and prevent a total collapse of our very way of life.

Meanwhile, that same week, he was personally responsible for REMOVING 125 billion dollars from the system. In other words, Ben Bernanke worked hard to CREATE THE PROBLEM HE WAS WARNING AGAINST.

Then, without telling anyone, he didn’t do with the money what he said he was going to do. In sworn statements he said that the situation “changed” and so he had to change how the money was used. Others have testified that the plans were changed months earlier, before the money was even approved.

Just Deserts

I could go on, but what’s the use? I’ve said for years that a nation always gets exactly the government it deserves. We deserve for these thieves (and not just the elected ones) to be in power. We deserve it because we don’t rise up and fight it.

When I was growing up, this was a meat and potatoes kind of country. Whatever we did, we seemed to always try to take care of the nation. We might not have gotten it all perfect, but we wouldn’t allow blatant bullshit to ever pass by unchecked. We impeached Nixon for less than this crap.

Look at us now. It’s no wonder these people are doing whatever they want. I mean, after all, who is going to stop them? In a country where there is no accountability, who finally throws that steak on the grill? Who peels those potatoes?

Seems like now, all we’re into is just deserts.