In case you missed last Friday's Tea Party in your town. Or if your town didn't HAVE a Tea Party, you haven't seen the last Tea Party.
Since I'm not on Facebook and had never been to Twitter until yesterday, I found out about the protest from Breda's post.
There was NOTHING I saw in the MSM pre-protest and only a short blurb on the local news AFTER the protest in my area.
Information about the April 15 Tea Party and details on how to organize one for your area can be found at this website.
The National Cotton Council has an uber-neato website for finding contact info for your Congressional Representatives and U.S. Senators. In case you want to communicate to them your displeasure on this monumental mis-spending of our tax money.
I don't know about y'all, but I think bailing out the 7-12% of homeowners who are in default or danger of defaulting on the mortgage loans is a mistake. When we got our mortgage we chose a house we could actually AFFORD. We knew that we would both be out of the work force within a few years, so we calculated what we could and could NOT afford to pay for a house. And our home is one we can make payments on and even a small extra amount applied directly to the principle every month. If there are folks who bought what they wanted instead of what they could actually PAY for THEMSELVES, too bad, so sad. Learn to budget. I didn't buy your house and I shouldn't have to help you pay for it... unless you want to come clean mine and work in the yard for free. I've got a LOT of weeding to do before I can plant my Caladium bulbs. And mowing every other week, that needs to be done, too. But you need to do "poop patrol" before you mow. Three dawgs leave a lot to be cleaned up, trust me.
As for bailing out the greedy, short-sighted insurance companies, banks and auto-makers... Screw them, too! The market WILL correct itself if left ALONE. Then the companies coming through the other side will be stronger and, hopefully, more responsible with corporate assets in the future.