Tuesday, September 30, 2008
i totally understand the intentions of the 'great american bailout of 2008,' i just don't really know where i stand on the issue. i get it, our economy is in the shitter. but it's been in the shitter before. in fact, it's been in the shitter with half a roll of toilet paper clogging the hole, less that an inch away from overflowing. and now that i really think about it, our economy has overflowed the shitter. 9/11 anyone? and the government has never even considered doing anything this drastic to jump start it again. so why now? because we're afraid? we're afraid to be uncomfortable after living in excess for so long. that's really what it comes down to. the economy, like everything else, is a cycle. by getting the government involved like this, it's just going to fuck up the economic cycle. and we'll be much worse than just uncomfortable.
but i digress. regardless of my feelings on that whole
clusterfuck situation, the goings on in washington yesterday really pissed me off. i don't get it. i'll pretend for a minute, to help make my point, that i'm all for this "bailout." and as you already know, the bill was voted on in the house of representatives today. it didn't pass. and because of rosh hashanah, they won't be able to vote again until thursday, at the earliest. i would think, that something that so strongly affects not only our country, but the entire world, is more important than celebrating the new year. i understand it's a religious holiday, but come on. god, nor your rabbi, will really frown upon you for supposedly saving your country (that allows you to celebrate your religion freely). i'm sure they'd consider it a real mitzvah. christmas is a "religious" holiday for me, and i can't tell you the last time that i had the day off. and i'm only a fucking chef, not a congressman. priorities my friends, priorities.
[thanks for the video holly!]