Sunday, January 18, 2009

Where's the Personal Responsibility?

President-Elect Barack Obama is going to emphasize "responsibility" in his inaugural address. Better break out the liquor cabinet: this is gonna be a gagger.

From Foxnews:

Barack Obama's inauguration address will stress "responsibility" by calling on Americans in government and business to embrace a new era of proper behavior.

"Getting our country back on track," is the core theme of the speech, said Obama Press Secretary Rob Gibbs, adding that the president-elect wrote the bulk of it as it is now.

"We need more responsibility and accountability certainly in the way our government acts. We have to have it certainly in many of our financial institutions that sort of have gotten us to where we are in this economic crisis today," he said.

"Obviously the American people are all going to have to give some," Gibbs added, noting that the address will also try to stress that "those that have had the short end of the stick for the last few years (will) get the help that they need."

Ummm, do you consider those who have gotten the short end of the stick the idiots who bought a house with no down payment and zero interest loans who now want a FREE down payment? Is that responsible? Is it now my responsibility to provide these morons with that gift? What about those who used up all the equity in their homes to get a new flat screen TV and new car? Is that gratis, per the US taxpayer?

The issue at hand is not just a lack of responsibility in government and business. It is a lack of responsibility across the spectrum, individuals included. Americans gorged like pigs and showed off the bling that was never really theirs on borrowed money which they would never repay. Talk about THAT, BO, or this country will circle the drain no matter how much of our money you through down the toilet.

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