One has to wonder what all the fuss is about over the AIG bonuses because it isn't like the government has any control over the money that it is giving to these companies since they failed to put any precautions into the monster bailout bills. Should we be surprised that companies that aren't forced into bankruptcy don't act like they are bankrupt. Really if we are so pissed about how these companies are wasting our tax dollars then we should have used our heads to begin with and treated the bailouts in the same manner as a bankruptcy re-organization with all the associated rules and checks. Since we didn't, we get business as usual and then get pissed about it. If your Congressman didn't bother to read the bailout bills then who is to blame? Sure they are but are we not responsible for putting them there and expecting so little in return?
The easy answer to this problem is to take the time before the next bailout check is written to sit down and make some serious rules on how the company is to handle the funds and base them on bankruptcy laws already available. The reason the President is so pissed is that he is seeing his grand scheme going up in flames as the public final say enough of this BS spending. We might finally be seeing the end of a very dark tunnel where trillions of your dollars have been wasted. We can no longer allow this Congress to keep writing checks on money they won't have for a generation or two. We need to rise up and say enough and let the chips fall where they may. It appears the only time Congress will even think twice about wasting your tax dollars is when the pitchforks and torches come out over an issue.
The Democrats are already worrying about what is going to happen in 2010 and well they should because whether they like it or not they are the writers and President Obama is the signer of all this pork laden stupidity that is going to get them tossed out on their collective butts just like 1994. The public always thinks that it wants social programs until the tax bills start rolling in and then they have a change of heart. Who wants to work their butt off, so some one who isn't get free money from the government? I tell you no one and that is why when Republicans stood for fiscal responsibility and smaller government they won elections, but when they became Democrat-lite they got their butts handed to them.
Maybe America will once again rise up against the tax and spend Democrats in 2010, but the Republicans that benefit better be mindful of why they are being chosen and not repeat the mistakes of the last 8 years. This is a pivotal time in America because we need a new champion of fiscal responsibility and smaller government, but I don't see Ronnie standing in the wings this time.