Un Cachito de la vida

Un Cachito

Un Cachito de la vida - A little piece of Cameron's life

I've always voted Republican, but it seems like more and more the GOP is pushing me away from their party. I'm not keen on the Demos either, but currently, I'm steaming over the GOP's rejection of the $700B bailout bill yesterday.

I'm not at all a fan of big government or a huge national debt (or making it $0.7 trillion more), but this is a time of crisis where we're on the brink of a deep recession and potentially a depression. Was this bill a sure-fire fix to the nation's problems? No. But it was desperately needed in my mind (and lots of others) to restore confidence in the financial industry and loosen up credit world-wide so that business is not straight-jacketed. This plan is about rescuing the national (and to some extent, global) economy. Did you see what happened because of the rejection? The DOW dropped 777 points - biggest drop since the 1987 crash.

Many who are glad the bill was defeated think the money is just going to pad the bank accounts of rich executives. That is not the case at all. Sure there may be some wealthy people who benefit from not losing everything they own, but so will Joe Blow. This plan imposes stricter limits on executive pay (I'm staunchly opposed to the golden parachutes given to departing execs of failing companies), and gives some ownership of the companies to the federal government - returning dividends and profit to the treasury. In fact, this could actually be profitable to the US. I'm not saying it will, but where everything is linked together, we need to get the first step going and put confidence back in the economy and let it grow again.

Pelosi's partisan and political speech before the vote yesterday was plain stupid and uncalled for, but the House GOP needs to look past politics, re-vote on this bill and pass it.

Posted by charr at 8:15 AM

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It was a tough call for the GOP, so you must understand it took them more than one vote to end up picking socialism over death ...

More seriously, i am glad you will vote for Obama on November :-)

Your haven't made you mind yet ? not a big deal, check on youtube
Voting Democrat : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPG25Wf0aa4
Voting Republican : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiQJ9Xp0xxU
or the other way around ;-)

BTW, i could not insert html links in the comment

Posted by Gilles at October 4, 2008 4:06 PM

Hey Gilles,
Good to hear from you. Those videos are fun - kinda makes one want to take a vacation for 100 yrs or so. :)

Anyway, it'll be interesting to see what happens, if the govt can manage to responsibly manage the assets they get and get rid of them at an opportune time. BTW, I now allow html in the comments.

Posted by Cameron at October 4, 2008 5:15 PM

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