My friends, it is time to be patriotic and reach into your pockets and help the poor Wall Street tycoons and Investment Banks. How can you ignore them shuffling their feet in $1,000 shoes, with dirty, sad faces? Oh sure they went a little "crazy" and sent our economy into the toilet, but now is not the time for finger pointing. How much do they need? 1 Trillion. How many zeros is that? Not sure.
I know, you lived within your means; bought a home you could afford, made things rather than buy them, bought an inexpensive car, and were careful with your money. Yes, the ones with their hands out lived like rock stars, spent money like drunken pirates, while you scraped by. But, imagine how awful it must be for them not to be able to buy a third vacation home or fly first class rather than on a private plane. The poor little guys.
I will not pretend to understand what has happened to our economy, since I only had one economics class in college (which is probably more than some of the candidates). But if I had to guess, it seems we created the world's biggest pyramid scheme, and someone just dropped out and it's now crumbling. So, I will wait for those in charge, who looked the other way while this was brewing, to write my bill. Thanks.
What would happen if 1 trillion was used for education or to end poverty?
Do you think the banks will give us free checking accounts now?