Monday, November 24, 2008

Accountability for Thee, but Not for Me!!

As usual, Shoebox points to a glaring disparity.

First, he quotes Queen Nancy Pelosi:

“I am very optimistic and hopeful that they have gotten the message that they just can’t come and say, ‘Give us this,’ ” Pelosi said Friday. “How do we tell the American taxpayer it was worthwhile to put this in not as a life support for a few more months and then they are back again, but as an investment in their viability?”

“In return for their additional burden, taxpayers also deserve to see top automobile executives making significant sacrifices and major changes to their way of doing business.”

Then he recites the horrible US deficit/debt numbers run up by Congress and the Bush Incompetency...roughly, $120 trillion...

Then he asks:

When will Congress set the same limits and expectations on their pay, benefits, perks as they are demanding the auto execs do? When will Congressional leaders put their “skin in the game?” When will Congress eliminate the ability to gain any future income from their time in Congress and remake the Representative and Senator roles into the public servant, not public fleecing roles that they were intended to be?

'60's rockers had that answer, Shoebox.

The Twelfth of Never.

1 comment:

Shoebox said...

I know, I know! But, if people don't see the irony and parallel of this and if at least 48% of the US doesn't start screaming, then we are toast. I prefer to go down with a sabre in my hand!