Why Americans Question Congress and their Commitment to “We the People” … Catastrophic Economic Crisis … Day Off
A question to “We the People:” How many of you would leave and take a day off or take a holiday if the plumbing in your home was bursting and causing water to spill over on to your electric outlets and starting electrical shorts and fires within your home and in turn potentially spreading the fire to your neighbors home? Yeah, that’s what I thought. This is why many people have asked what politicians do because its certainly not the work of the people.
We are told that we are on the brink of financial Armageddon by The White House and members of the Congress and Senate. If we do not act soon the markets will fail, our economy will fall into a black hole and locust will spread over the land. According to the powers that be in Washington, DC we are told that we are on the brink of financial disaster the likes that have not been seen since The Great Depression. A fast bail out remedy is needed or else, gloom and doom for all. However, with all the rhetoric of financial calamity, why is Congress not taking the “bail out” deal as serious as they should?
Kathryn Jean Lopez of The Corner nails it it her short but dead on analysis of the Bail Out crisis and our lawmakers, “Can You Blame Americans If They Wonder?”
We’re on the verge of financial meltdown, but Congress can afford to take a day or two off? I understand that it’s a major religious holiday for some members, but this is an “emergency.”
Why is Congress asking “We the People” to do extraordinary things when they are not themselves? “We the People” are supposed to stomach a $700 billion socialist buy out program, yet Congress cannot work through a religious holiday? I think we begin to see the disconnect between politicians and the hard working people. In the end the people do not want a quick fix, they want a proper fix.
In times of emergency and crisis, are not exceptions supposed to be made where people forgo their vacation or holiday in order to do the greater good of “We the People”?
It is difficult to believe, but on the day after the disaster, the doors of political process in Washington are closed and will only be opened for business again on Thursday. And even as Rosh Hashana traditionally marks a period of limited trading on Wall Street, it isn’t just those in the financial world who will be looking in vain to Washington for some sort of political leadership amid the market storm.
“It is understandable that some in Congress won’t come to work (on Tuesday),” political analyst and former presidential advisor David Gergen said on CNN on Monday evening. “But entire delegations?” Someone, he said, has to hold onto the reins “to avoid a total panic.”
Instead, the markets are on their own. And just what the next act in the ongoing drama might look like became clear when the markets in Asia and Europe opened their doors on Tuesday.