One would think that after a lot of publicity on how important it is to spend money wisely with the severe downturn in the economy, the government would lead the way. With the immalleable support of the left and the leftist media, public supporting business is at an all-time low. Cases like that of Bernard Madoff, and the AIG bonus payout have not helped restore Joe sixpack's confidence in the business world. Since last fall, people have looked to the government for their solutions. They looked for answers and bail outs. People are looking for anything except how to do things themselves.
The patience of the country is becoming short. We've been asked to act quickly and swiftly during this worst economic times since the Great Depression. Well, we did act quickly and incautiously. Now we want results just as quickly. Yet, we find that things have gotten sneaked into the stimulus bill that are going to be a complete waste of money. Tom Barrett snuck in a project for public transportation that many experts will claim will not be used efficiently to become self-sufficient or even nearer a breakeven point. Well, government is not a business, still it should not be wasting money that is going to require huge tax increases in the near future to sustain. People are talking this as choice in public transportation. Why do people who need and use public transportation needs several choices? The city cannot even support choice when it comes to a newspaper. It can barely support shopping choices. Becoming a city full of Wal-Mart's is not a choice for shopping.
Representative Gwen Moore is also an embarrassment to Milwaukee. Touting a poop to power program for the city is just plain silly. This is not going to to create jobs and it is also not going to reduce independence from foreign oil. If that's the only idea that she can come up with, it's time to step aside and let the city elect a different radical to Congress.
Bailing out a company like AIG only to let them pay huge bonuses to their executives does not sit well with the majority of Americans. And rightfully so. If the management of this company made decisions that caused it to need this kind of bail out from the American taxpayer, I fail to see where the talent is that they are trying to retain by paying a bonus. If people like this are the best of the best, and that's what large corporations are always looking for, this country is going to be in more trouble than we can ever place on the president and Congress. In tough times, incomes do not soar. We all take it on the chin. The president and Congress had better do what they can in order to rescind this money from AIG. Nonetheless, the only way that we can assure that taxpayer money will not be going into the wrong hands is to let the taxpayer keep the money himself. But we all know, government will not allow that.