I have just listened to some of Arnold “The Governator” Schwarzenegger on “This Week with Aloysius Snuffleupagus” over my eggs with scallions this morning. It was funny to hear him dodge around on the fact that he campaigned on eliminating California’s car tax but of course can’t do that now by any stretch of the imagination. Republigoats have such unrealistic expectations when it comes to taxes. It’s like putting read-my-lipstick on a pig.
What I don’t understand is how every flappity head I’m hearing has such trouble answering douchebags like Rick Santelli:
“The government is promoting bad behavior!” CNBC’s Rick Santelli complained about President Barack Obama’s mortgage bailout plan from the Chicago Board of Trade, as traders urged him on. “This is America! How many of you people want to pay for your neighbor’s mortgage that has an extra bathroom and can’t pay their bills?”
Snuffleupagus put this question to The Governator, who promptly gave the kumbaya answer, the “we should help our neighbors out of the goodness of our hearts.” It’s the wrong answer. Why’s it so hard to suggest that tanking home values affect the entire market and the overall economy and that the nature of this crisis makes it better to keep people in their homes rather than to offer forensic accountants the horrific task of figuring out who owns the cole slaw debt? What’s so damned difficult about that answer?