Is it fair to force people who have faithfully paid their mortgages to bail out those who haven’t?
Well of course not! Who come up with these questions? Why are we so ready to stomp on the poor and glorify the rich? Is it controversy you seek? Is it fair to treat a section of society superior to the rest of society?
When a question is phrased as this one is, “Is it fair to force us to bail out those that can’t pay their mortgages?”, are we inciting anger or encouraging dialogue? I really don’t like the question in its current form. I would have preferred the question to be, “why are we being forced to bail out Corporate Mega-millionaires and big banks that don’t share the bail out, rather than mortgages for small families trying to make ends meet?” But I guess that would be anti-American. You know, to actually care about our fellow citizen’s plight.
Is it fair to offer top of the line health care to some individuals, and not all? is it fair to compensate CEO’s and top executives in the tens of millions of dollars and give our most productive employees less than three percent raises? If we are tired of welfare recipients, then why aren’t we in an uproar about the welfare being received by these banks and big businesses? Is fair the correct term to apply?
NO. None of this is about fairness. It is more about how things really work in our well known “democracy.” What a farce, huh? To the author of this question, it is not fair to force us to bail out those that can not or have not paid their mortgages. It is also not fair for my tax dollars to go to AIG, Chase Bank, GM, and all the others that have used “bad” judgments in their business dealings. So, why not attack all of them?
Fair generally is synonymous with blameless, honest, honorable, scrupulous, uncorrupted, etc. None of these terms seem to apply with this question. In America, we tend to over criticize from the bottom of the heap, the poorest of our society, the ones that seemingly struggle the most trying to achieve the basic desires of all of us, but we do not seem to be as critical to those at the top of the heap, the presidents, the VIPs, the celebrities. All of whom, gets more attention than they deserve.
We seem to be very anxious to bail anyone out as long as they don’t really need it. What does that say about us? What should it tell the world about us?
We tend to praise mediocre, especially if a celebrity is attached, and/or a well known family is attached, and yet, we can never give the same praises to those that worked three jobs just to get a down payment for a two bedroom run-down shack of a house! Why is that? When did that start? Why did it start?
We we term a question as forcing us to bail out those that can’t pay their mortgage, are we inciting anger or encouraging dialogue? I really don’t like the question in its current form. I would have preferred why are we being force to bail out Corporate Mega-millionaires and big banks that don’t share the bail out, rather than mortgages for small families trying to make ends meet.