The Declaration of Independence guarantees Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness to each American. The Declaration of Independence (DoI) and the Constitution do not guarantee that the government will pay your mortgage, your health insurance, feed you, put gas in your car, etc. These my dear are up to you to provide for yourself.
Rick Santelli of CNBC stood on the floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange and announced what the majority of Americans (you know the ones that are responsible and pay their mortgages on time each month) are thinking. WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH! The Obama administration is making a huge mistake dragging our great country from Capitalism to Socialism and we are not going to take it anymore. It's a slap in the face to the American who works hard and saves his/her money so they can have a home, a car to drive and take that annual vacation.
I think it was fitting that Santelli's rage was on the floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange. Remember the "O" administration told us they don't take into effect what happens on Wall Street when making decisions. Well maybe they should. Have they seen the dow since being elected? It's down some 2,000 points. Not that I need to tell you that, just look at your IRA or 401K. The markets don't like him or his policies. Have you noticed that each time the President or one of the cronies in his administration or Congress speak the dow drops further? I would appreciate it if they just shut up (and I don't like to use that word much) but its appropriate at this time.
It's time we let individuals and businesses who can not make it on their own, fail. Yes, fail and you know why? Because failure only sets you up for the next success. If you can't run your business honestly and successfully, then close and move on but don't make the American people bail you out. A side note, I was against the TARP bailout back in the fall and am against it now.
Oh another thing Mr President, stop with the fear tactics. You so badly want to be FDR and to quote him "We have nothing to fear but fear itself". Well according to you, we nothing but fear. You won this election on fear so stop it.