President Allison Taylor and Jack Bauer led 24 to its final scene with some applicable dialogue.
But first, H. R. 4213 is the latest bailout rolled out by congress. It is an almost $200 billion grab bag of expenditures that lawmakers plan to enact before Memorial Day. Key provisions of this bill include an extension of unemployment benefits, and subsidies for health insurance. In an effort to disguise this bill from being called another bailout bill, it has been made more palatable by simply referring to it as a “jobs bill.”
If that $200 billion bailout bill is not enough for you, another bailout bill, worth $165 billion, is waiting in the wings. Proposed by Senator Bob Casey, a Democratic senator from Pennsylvania, says it would save jobs and help people. If passed, it would shift a $165 billion union pension fund liability onto the shoulders of you, the American taxpayer via the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation.
Since America is already 13 trillion in debt why not add an additional $365 billion? What is the difference? Where does this out-of-control spending cycle end…with the bankrupting of America?
Fictional President Allison Taylor, talking to CTU agent Jack Bauer via satellite phone (on the final episode of Fox’s smash hit, 24, played by Sherry Jones and Kiefer Sutherland,) laments over her poor decision making that cost the lives of many, shattered a world peace agreement, and would end her job as president.
Follow this excerpt of their dialogue….
President Taylor: “I wanted this peace so badly Jack, and for that I have betrayed every principle that I have ever stood for. And, I betrayed you. If I had listened to you, none of this would have happened.”
Bauer: “We both made mistakes we are going to have to live with.”
Taylor: “I would give anything to take back the time….I am so sorry, I don’t know what else to say.”
Today, many feel that their elected officials have betrayed every principle they ever stood for. Some day, many of them will have to admit that if they had listened to the majority of the American people, much of the ungodly society, amorality, recession, housing problems, joblessness, business closures, decimation of retirement plans, the gulf oil spill, bribery, and other disasters we are experiencing today would never have happened.
It is time to wake up America!