Bailin' on the Bailout

The question: Are our elected officials our puppets? Or are they individuals we entrust to do what’s right for the country?

Rep. Paul Ryan tries to answer the question as reported here:

“We’re all worried about losing our jobs,” Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., declared in an impassioned speech in support of the bill before the vote. “Most of us say, ‘I want this thing to pass, but I want you to vote for it — not me.’ “

Regardless of what you think, statements like that have to make you cringe. A politician should do one of two things here:

A) Vote against the Bailout because they think it’s wrong for the country.

B) Vote for the Bailout because they think it’s right for the country.

But to vote for A when they believe in B or vice versa because they might lose their job is, in a word, spineless.

 
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