07 March 2008

georgie, porgie - you're making me cry.

"Losing a job is painful and I know Americans are concerned about our economy. So am I," Bush said at a press conference at the White House.

"It's clear our economy has slowed, but the good news is, we anticipated this and took decisive action to bolster the economy," he noted.

"I know this is a difficult time for our economy," said the U.S. leader. "But we recognized the problem early and we provided the economy with a booster shot."


i've been trying really hard lately, to see your side. to be mindful. to be more understanding. to find our common ground.

right now, i'm failing.

i own that.

i'm human.

dude! you have no idea how painful it is. you have no idea how concerned i'am. slowed? difficult? anticipated? just a few months ago, you said not to worry. and you wonder why americans are experiencing depression in record numbers? the worst part? they are blaming themselves - thinking that something is wrong with them. this couldn't be farther from the Truth.

what is wrong, is this system.

the system where banks are bailed out after creating a mortgage nightmare, and the rest of us be damned - you know good and well that the vast majority of people facing foreclosure will find no help in your grand plan. what is wrong is the incomes that are disappearing in droves - to the tune of the highest rate of job cuts/losses in 5 years. what is wrong is that you are spending 275 MILLION DOLLARS A DAY in iraq. what is wrong it the way you have us all thinking that a terrorist is just up the street, hiding behind a tree, waiting to kill us all. and that terrorist could be our neighbor! our boss! our brother! it could be anyone! what is wrong, is that you live in a different world than i do.

you are going to veto a bill that bans waterboarding and torture - all illegal acts under the geneva convention - tomorrow. you and all of our elected representatives are going to get a paycheck - no matter what. you are going to make sure that your friends are taken care of.

we don't live in the same america. i do like your striped hat, though.

so, please. don't pretend like you know what my life is like, what my worries are - you don't. my mama didn't raise no fool. i know a booster shot when i see one. it hurts. a lot. i won't be able to sit for a week. and it may or may not work.

oh, yeah. thanks for the scraps you're throwing our way. as for me, i may have to save your little "booster shot" i get back when i file taxes to wipe my ass with when i can't afford toilet paper in a few months. or maybe i'll save it to eat, when i can't afford food.


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