Monday, November 17, 2008

Speaking of Clutter

I'm not sure where to begin. I have so much to talk about and get out of my head, but yet can't seem to find a starting point. There's so much going on in the world and this country it is almost overwhelming.

My mom called tonight and once again she's stressing out after watching the alphabet channel news. I keep telling her to not watch that crap. All they care about is ratings and bad news sells. The more she watches the more stressed out and anxious she gets. Some talking head said that the economy was heading towards a depression like that of the 1930s. Talk about bad news. And that it would last 10 years or more.


At least we both agree on one thing. The idea of a bail out for some companies in the Auto Industry is infuriating. Beyond infuriating. It pisses me the hell off. If a company makes bad decisions and (some would say) bad products then they should fall to the consequences of those. Survival of the fittest. I don't necessarily think American cars suck. We have a Ford F150. We love it. But we also have a Toyota Rav4, which I drive every day for my 50 mile round trip commute.

Allowing companies to fail is painful. It affects people's lives and that of their families. But that is life. What would this country be if the government had propped up the dying horse and buggy business?

One of the reasons that drove me deeper into conservatism is the idea of fiscal responsibility. The GOP of the last decade has not exactly exercised it, though hopefully in the minority they can rediscover their ideals. Maybe they can start by working to NOT pass any more bailouts.


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

About the auto industry. The unions have made them the failure they are as well as the poor economy. They are basically running the industry. That is never a good mix. We are not headed for the big depression, but we won't see any relief until 2010 or so. There is more to come.

Have a great day. :)

pamibe said...

ALL the bailouts piss me off. It's called socialism when the government owns everything...!

Ugh... I just don't understand anything anymore.

SpeakDog said...

The auto industry brought all of this upon itself. The Union thugs demanded higher wages and more benefits than the company could afford to pay.

Simple as that.

There are car companies still operating at a profit because their cars are being built in Tennessee and Indiana by NON-UNION workers.

It is the same reason so many jobs are outsourced to other countries. American workers priced themselves out of business.

The Big 3 should have to file for bankruptcy and retool their business model, just like every other company operating at a loss.

And when the Union starts crying? Too bad, so sad. They had the chance to make their companies profitable, but they screwed themselves with their own greed.