We’re never gonna get ahead…
Now we just got whapped with another bill — this one nearly $5,000! Where in the world are we gonna get the money to pay THIS? We’ve had so many medical expenses, lost work, stubborn city workers telling us we need a new $4,000 sewer, now ANOTHER $5,000 bill.
We just ain’t got the money. I don’t know how we’re gonna pay it. That’s a tenth of our annual income.
That’s what it’s gonna cost us to bail out the irresponsible millionaires who caused the bank failures. It’s gonna be $2,333 for every man, woman and child in the United States. That’s what the Bush administration wants us to pay — to GIVE — to greedy millionaires who have a proven track record of failure.
How did this mess come about? Deregulation. The Republicans in power have constantly thumped the “regulations get in the way of a free market” drum for years. The result? The Sago Mine disaster. Bank failures. Record high gas prices and record high profits for the oil industry. One of the leaders of deregulation? Arizona Senator John McCain.
The rules were there for a reason, dammit! Now my wife and I will be $4,666 poorer as a DIRECT consequence of ultra-rich businessmen’s greed.