Is Sarah Palin ready?

September 23, 2008

If she’s ready for the Vice Presidency, why is she being shielded from the media?  Isn’t she ready?

What do you think is going on?  Democrat Dave

The difference between Bush and McCain

September 23, 2008

I just stumbled across this a comment on a blog from a woman who identified herself as “sara” from Mesa, Arizona:

yes, there IS a difference between Bush and McCain —
1. McCain is actually dumber than Bush (we’ve gone from a C student to a D- student;
2. McCain hides behind his “honor” whereas Bush never pretended to be honorable;
3. McCain picked Palin as his vp — although Cheney is no prize, he is at least smart and evil.  Palin is dumb and evil which is a lot scarier.

Older white woman with a freakin’ brain voting for Obama/Biden.

I’m not sure everyone will agree with Sara’s assessment.  What do you think?

Democrat Dave

Why so little detail on $700 billion bailout?

September 23, 2008

I am concerned that no one can coherently explain how this $700 billion bailout works.  All I keep hearing is “We need it and need it fast.”  Aren’t you as troubled by this as I am?

Someone (Paulson, Bernake, Greenspan, Dodd, etc.) needs to explain in terms the American people can understand:

**What is the essential problem–“illiquidty” isn’t a sufficient definition of the problem.

**How did we come to a figure of $700 billion?

**How does $700 billion resolve the current “problem?”

**Specifically, what is going to happen to “bring the money into the system?” What happens to the assets the loans are against?

**If this bailout only addresses bad mortgages, what happens to the people in foreclosure or soon to be in foreclosure? How do they benefit or lose from this?

**How does this bailout hurt America. [There has to be downside implications.]

**What would happen if these inliquid companies simply went into bankruptcy? Why is that a less desirable choice than spending $700 billion or more?

**What assurances are there that we won’t be back looking for more money in 6, 12, 24 months?

**What is the oversight plan? [“None” is not a viable answer.]

We need answers, not rhetoric.   Party affiliation doesn’t matter–this affects everyone.

What do you think?   Democrat Dave