You’re not getting bailout money and I’m not getting bailout money.
So if you or I want to buy a house or car, exactly what incentive do we have to buy stuff at this moment in history? Hell, I’ve snapped my wallet shut as a matter of principle.
If ordinary Americans are going to be completely ignored while a trillion dollars flows to the very people who created this mess, basically they can bite me. I’ve been crotchety since I was about 14 years old, and with the exception of the Internet Toobz, I can survive on Spam and AM radio for a long damn time. Sure, the kids will get their toys, but I’m not going out of my way to buy anything at all right now.
I know economics is dismal and complicated and all that, but somehow I’m not understanding how “give free money to corporations or else” is going to work out in the end. If consumers can’t or won’t buy the products, then we’re just giving money to stockholders and executives. Once the federal money is gone, it’s gone. The situation is insane.
Some people would call this a heist. It’s like “The Great Train Robbery” with you starring as the money on the train. Or something.
Bite me, and pass the black beans and rice.