I am still a little unclear about why I am not receiving a bailout. I manage our money fine, we didn't spend more than we can afford on a house and I haven't run any corporation into the ground. Doesn't that deserve something? Can I really only get a bailout if I buy a house that I know will never fit into my budget just because "I deserve it" or "I want it"? What about if I become the CEO of Under the Influence Corp., help people lose millions of dollars, not to mention the time they spend reading when they could be working? THEN can I get a bailout? Apparently being responsible and living within my means (most of the time!) gets me ... well, it gets me nothing. Oh wait, it gets me more taxes to cover the bailouts of all the idiots who can't control their personal financial lives and to pay the multi-million dollar bonuses to the executives who are supposed to be "the best of the best". As Joy Behar said the other day on The View - "if they are the best of the best, give me the worst of the worst!"
Damn. I would just be happy if the government would send me a nanny and a housekeeper a couple of times a week!