My Rule for Life

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Help Me Understand....Please!!!

So, unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past week you know some guy named Brown won a Senate seat in the state of Massachusetts.  This guy has been getting more TV time than both Conan O'brien and Jay Leno.  That's not what this post is about.

Help me understand, Please!!!  

First President Obama says we need to bail out the auto manufactures and the banks and the automobile sales, (cash for clunkers).  Ok, the get that, someone is in  trouble we go to help them, ie" Haiti.  It's in our nature.  We are Americans of Judeo-Christian belief and that is our mission in life and the world. But, and here is the but,  on what could be considered the absolutely worst day of his Presidency President Obama comes out smashing the banking system that he just had the American taxpayers bailout.  Is it just me or is it every time something doesn't go President Obama's way he comes out and blames some one else. Just a thought.

Here's what I don't understand.  Were the banks bad a year ago when we had to bail them out?  Or, did they turn bad when we gave them our hard earned tax dollars?  If they were lousy before the bailout why didn't President Obama just let them go and self destruct.  That would have saved the American tax payer millions of dollars.  I have a friend who is a retired banker and he says bank failures make the surviving banks and the system stronger. It's like culling the species.  The strong live and get to be better. Now that makes sense to me. How about you?  

On the other hand if the banks turned bad after the bailout money how did that all happen with the Washington watch dogs that were "watching" the money being spent.  One other thing bothers me.  If President Obama wants to curb the salaries of these bank people and he makes it happen.  Why doesn't just save the American economy by just curbing the wages of the 3.5 million Wal-Mart employees at about a buck an hour for the next couple years.  That should help, shouldn't it?

Point here is:  If President Obama aka the government can void a Corporate President's million dollar salary after the Executive negotiated and agreed to a million dollars contract then what's to stop him from taking a buck or two from the averaged Wal-Mart employee.  After all their salary has been negotiated and agreed on by both parties also. What's the difference?  Money is money.  Breaking a contract is breaking a contract, is it not?

I'm confused.  Help me understand.....Please!!!



Spitfire said...

There is no understanding what's going on....well, perhaps there is.
Right is wrong and wrong is right... ring a bell? And I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it's most likely going to get even worse before it gets better. But never fear, I've read the back of the book, and it all works out in the end.

As for Mr. Obama, his response is easy to understand. Do you have grandchildren? Watch a two year old when he doesn't get his way.... it's pretty much the same response. Life could (and probably will) get pretty interesting in days and years to come. But don't sweat trying to make sense of it. Just know Papa is watching out for you, and He has it all under control. Shalom, Spitfire

Most Rev. Gregori said...

In the end it all goes back to Bush. It was Bush's fault, I think.

It is the old "look what you made me do" routine.

The economy went south because of the Banks uncontrolled lending practices, because Bush didn't control the Banks. But what the American people aren't told or tend to forget, and the MSM like to ignore, is that when Obama was in the Senate, his brain child, ACORN, lobbied Congress to allow banks and mortgage companies to make unsecured loans to low-income people and illegal immigrants to buy houses. Obama, along Sen. Chris Dodd helped to push legislation through that would allow this to happen, and both of them were getting huge campaign contributions in return from AIG, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Meanwhile, over on the House side, Barney Frank, who was in a homosexual relationship with a high up at Fannie Mae, kept telling us that everything was fine. G.W. Bush knew what was coming and he warned both Houses of Congress that they should get legislation passed that would prevent the housing bubble collapse, which was the real cause of our whole financial meltdown, but Obama, Dodd, and Frank, along with the rest of the Democrats refused to let any of the Republican legislation pass.

So, every time Obama gets in a tight spot, he puts the blame on someone or something else and that keeps the people too busy to look at Obama's part in all of this.

Lutheran Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.

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