Dear United States Government,

9.24.2008 — 20 Comments

I don’t get it.

President Bush – your declaration tonight that by giving 700-billion dollars of taxpayer money away you are NOT bailing out any “specific” company or industry was a bit bogus don’t you think?

Thanks for wasting more of OUR hard-earned money making sure rich people stay rich and making sure they don’t learn the lessons I had to learn playing Monopoly as a kid.

Disappointed and sad, too…

Stevan P. Sheets

PS – My friend Mike Huckabee had some great words regarding this absolutely ridiculous situation you’re putting America in. I DARE you to listen to some of his suggestions!

  • Eric

    President Bush is finding a very good reason to have the lowest popularity numbers ever as a US President. Mike Huckabee has it right. I’m contacting my Senators tomorrow and tell them to listen to Mike. He’s got it right.

  • http://derekandchristincarpenter.blogspot.com Derek and Christin

    I agree! It’s time to get Bush out of office!!

  • http://thrownhammer.wordpress.com/ Shawn French

    President Bush reads your blog?!?!!? WHOA!

  • http://www.chrisatkinsmusic.com Chris Atkins

    As a homeowner and recent permanent resident of the US, I am genuinely concerned about the direction our country is headed.
    I am pessimistic about the effects that this “bailout” will have on us. Maybe instead of the 700 billion bailout, the government could take OUR money and give each of us 10G’s to stimulate growth in our economy and investing in our struggling market.

  • Rich (Bro In Law)

    I do not like the direction things are going myself and though I am in general against the bailout I am only against it in that I desire there to be much more oversight written into it. You need to look at the companies that the government is bailing out however. These companies are GLOBAL companies with holdings all over the world. So it’s not just our economy that is over the fire right now. If they collapse global economies collapse. As Americans what we fail to realize is that $700 billion dollars is a lot of money. To us it’s not that much but when you look at independent nations like Russia which has an annual budget of $299 billion, Argentina which has a yearly operating budget of $48.99 billion, Romania $56.29 billion and smaller yet like Georgia $3.68 Billion. So again, $700 Billion is a lot of money. You think your economic worries are going to be bad? Wait until those countries that support your growing economy collapse. If you can’t sell goods you can’t pay employees. If you can’t pay employee’s you can’t make good’s. If you can’t make good’s you can’t employ a workforce. If you can’t employ a workforce you and I are out of jobs. If we’re out of job’s then life becomes one big bowl of suck. People living in poverty stop thinking rationally, that’s when you get your Hitlers, Stalins, Castros, Saddams. Our government officials aren’t stupid. They have a pretty good idea of what their doing, a lot more than what you or I have. For those of you who think Bush is doing a horrible job all I have to say is until you’re willing to attempt what it is he’s doing, shut your pie hole. I mean it; I will hurt you if I ever hear you saying that. If we as a people don’t publicly respect those leaders WE choose what message do you think that sends to the world? Even if you didn’t vote for him your still part of WE last time I checked and if you didn’t vote for him in the last election and still think you’re entitled to talk stupid I didn’t see you taking up arms to change things when you found out he won. So revert back to my earlier comment. Shut your pie hole. I didn’t hear you guys complaining when the last war budget bill passed and South Dakota wrote in $20 million to build a memorial. That’s waste, waste isn’t what their trying to do now.

  • Phil

    wow never realized an opinion warranted someone to be hurt, it is sad that we have to bail out multi-million dollar companies and I say we because it is our tax money. Last I checked also this is America and we are allowed to speak our mind about our dislike about a certain leader, especially if it concerns the well being of our family. And if you are going to be hurting people here for their complaints, you might not want to watch any political ads, read the paper, you know what better off it would just be best to live in a box for the next forever because everyone complains, and voices their concerns.

  • Rich (Bro In Law)

    I believe you are correct, sadly, everyone complains. Here’s the problem. Christians in this nation are way too soft. We’ve been pandered to just like every one else in this country so that we honestly believe we are endowed with the right to freely give our opinion, as though our opinions matter or as though we actually know anything about what it is were talking about. Here’s a question for you, when was the last time God asked your opinion? Ah, now there in lay the issue. A great deal of American Christians complain way too much by way of “Expressing their opinions.” If you can’t muster enough respect to honor a human leader that more than likely you choose and endorsed from the beginning then I honestly would hate to see the “Love and Reverence.” You have for Jesus. Respect and reverence is something a person lives out daily, it’s an out flowing of what’s already in you. Disrespecting public leaders so openly and so freely while hiding behind the guise of “Rights” is cowardly and shows a marked lack of character. Would you say the same thing to Andrew Jackson? Ronald Reagan? Teddy Roosevelt? God? No you wouldn’t and if you ever did I bet that would be the last time you dared to open your mouth on matters you are either unwilling, or unable to do yourself. I’d also be willing to assume neither would you say it to George Bush if you ever met him face to face.

    P.S. Stevan, sorry for the trouble this controversy may have caused to you.
    P.S.S. I am not sorry for the controversy.

  • http://www.stevansheets.com Stevan

    this is fun

  • http://thrownhammer.wordpress.com/ Shawn French

    A monkey with a blowtorch would be fun…for awhile.

  • Kathy

    Rich, I might respect that argument a little bit more if the same people talking about respecting our leaders did so for all of them not just the ones they like…

  • http://www.chrisatkinsmusic.com Chris Atkins

    I think Rich voted for Bush.

  • B=ritt from B-Town

    rich likes to talk alot, and i am surprised he isnt quoting people on this one. but i will. ‘Takin care of business’ ELVIS PRESLEY.

  • Rich (Bro In Law)

    Kathy, I served under leaders that I both voted for and those I did not. I took orders from men and women I agreed with and those I did not. Which leaders have I been unfaithful to? Which of my actions in service and civilian life do you bring into question? When my elected Commander in Chief lied to me I did not object, nor did I call for his removal despite the fact that were I to lie while in uniform I would have been put up on trial. I do not simply defend those officials I endorse. I defend them all. You speak of respect as though it were something given after it has been offered. Take a look into your holy book to remind yourself how this is supposed to work. You respect those put over you irregardless of whether you agree with them or not, whether they honor you or not. It saddens me that those peoples calling themselves by the name of Christ have spent so long living in this country, under this culture that we have at some point assumed that we are entitled to anything, ANYTHING. Take a good look at your lives and with what honesty you can muster tell yourself what it is you are, or do, that makes you look anything different from the culture in which you live in? We speak about on radio, and through our books, and from our pulpits about being set aside or living a better life and we clap and cheer or silently nod our head in reverent agreement but then go about our lives as though we had never heard. We spend our time complaining about laws and edicts passed that cramp our “Freedoms” and “Liberties” we whine whenever something isn’t “Fair” as though we were entitled to any of that. We change pastors more often than we change cars, whenever he “Stops feeding us.” Spiritually. Who are you honestly in submission to rebellious people? God? We more often serve the God of our Self than the God in Heaven. Jesus? Ha. Jesus instructed submission to authority. When he faced Pilot he said nothing. When you face him you will say nothing. But as soon as he turns his back, oh boy, then you’ll really let him have it

  • Phil

    Rich take a breather man…and get your Biblical facts straight, Jesus didn’t speak to Pilate not ‘Pilot’ because He was doing the Father’s will which had been laid out before him in the Garden of Gethsemane. You have somewhat of a point here but just make sure you know what you are talking about, and whining about whining won’t help anything.

  • Rich (Bro In Law)

    Gratz Phil for mastering spell check

  • Rich (Bro In Law)

    Thank God that I don’t consider myself a “Christian” or else I would have cause to be fairly distraught.

  • http://www.stevansheets.com Stevan

    I’m seriously considering promoting cage-matches for stevansheets.com commenters.

  • http://www.chrisatkinsmusic.com Chris Atkins

    So much for the Bailout. It was DENIED!

  • Kathy

    I stand on my previous comment. Too many times people who carry the name of Christ will tear down the leader(s) they do not like. A prime example – Bill Clinton. We shredded him. Yet when people started trashing Bush we were indignant. Now if you are one of the few that did/do not do that wonderful! But I think the rest of us need to take more care in what we say re: those we do not like.

    Let me ask this – we are to respect those in authority over us, correct. Then please tell me when those leaders are not Godly leaders (leaders who are pro – gay marriage, pro choice, pro taking God out of everything) what then? Respect them – maybe so / not speak evil against them – probably but do we have to support them?

    Stevan I think cage matches just might be the thing – but then again – maybe these guys are just joking and I am taking what is being said way to seriously. One never knows with your fiends/family…

  • Britt

    Im sure I could beat Rich in a cage match anyday.
    He takes things way to seriously. Have a beer and get over it!!!