Yesterday I registered to vote from the comfort of my living room.
Six months after last time that I registered to vote, I was called in for jury duty. I, like many people, did not want to serve on a jury so I never registered again (I have moved several times since then).
Where I live, they use to get jurors from voter registration but, now they get them from drivers license renewals. They’ve got me on that one. My Australian husband got called for jury duty a month after he renewed his license.
I registered to vote because I am really mad about the economy. In the past eight years we have seen ridiculously cheap and easy credit transform a nation of hard working individuals into a bunch of people who thought they could buy anything with no money down. I didn’t fall for this because I was raised by parents who lived through the depression. They instilled the fear of the reality that there is no such thing as free money and anything can be taken away from you as easily as it was given to you.
So, like many Americans, I am caught in the middle. If the bailout bill gets approved the people who gave out loans, possibly in a deceptive way, to people who had no business buying beyond their means can a free ticket out. These people who lacked good judgment will get to keep their homes. All this while I continue to use good judgment and live within my means.
If the bill doesn’t pass then the banks foreclose on the people living beyond their means and there is little or no credit to be found for anyone. The long term effects of this are devastating to everyone everywhere.
This is why I am mad. I work hard and do things they way I am suppose to in order to be a good citizen and I still get screwed either way.
I am hoping to vote everyone associated with this stupidity out of office. Once again, it is the economy stupid.
FYI- you can still register to vote.
Time is running out though.
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