The subject was the big bailout and as always there were many opinions. I've had some relatively unfocused thoughts on the subject, but they sort of came together while I was writing my response there, so I'm reposting it here:
I know this is a very complex issue with many players and many factors, but I just can't support the idea of instantly giving anybody that kind of money without an actual plan.
9/11 was one of the worst days in this country's history. Not because a couple thousand people were killed, but because immoral people with an agenda used the event and our fear to ramrod through every one of their dark little fantasies without anyone even reading the f*cking "Patriot" Act.
I'm prepared to accept whatever additional pain *might* come from a considered response rather than jump on the fear bandwagon because someone wants to control me through the fear they have helped generate.