That's really weird. I wonder why that is.
Too large to fail so they have no reason to make their service any better.
I hate those words.
Ugh, I started typing a rant like 5 times and I just... No. Must refrain this time.
EDIT: I can't help myself.
Seriously, I'm getting sick and tired of the government bailing out giant corporations where the people with TLA titles are making more money in a month than 90% of their company makes in a year; where they sit at desks that cost more than my ******* car. Seriously, I'm a registered Republican so it almost feels like sacrilege saying this, but for ****'s sake, there is a such thing as making TOO MUCH MONEY. I've already touched on actors/actresses/musicians but C_Os are next on the chopping block. People who make that much money at the head of a corporation that is hemorrhaging cash like they're on some game show version of the movie Saw just **** me right the **** off. How about you cut some ******* salaries? Yeah, you'll have to sell off two of your six cars maybe. Maybe you'll have to downgrade your 100' yacht to a 75'. You'll ******* live.
I -do- get the concept that if these big banks fail, then it ***** over a lot of people, so it puts the government in a bind, but it's just like the big three bailout... if you want to save money and cut costs, start by cutting salaries at the TOP, not the BOTTOM. If you have people making 1,000,000 a year (round number) and cut their salary to 500,000 a year, they can still live more than comfortably and you've just saved 15-20 people's jobs. You hear about all these massive layoffs at the bottom, while the guy at the top is still sipping mai tais. Like I said, I'm not a Democrat or a Libertarian or anything but I just find this to be utter *********
It also doesn't help that the government practically forced the banks to take on home loans they couldn't handle in order to "stimulate the economy"; you've got people who can't afford a $75,000 home trying to take out loans on $150,000 homes and the government telling the banks that they HAVE to give them a loan they KNOW they can't pay off. You know what, here's a grand idea: if someone can't afford something, DON'T ******* SELL IT TO THEM. That's why our economy is in the ******* right now! Between house loans, car loans, credit cards, people are buying **** they can't afford and when it comes time to pay it off, they're defaulting on everything. "I make $10/hr and they sent three people to my $200,000 house to repossess my 55" Plasma TV!" That's because you can't ******* afford it! Would you keep working at your job if they stopped paying you? **** no, you'd burn the ******* place down. Especially if they take your stapler. Don't touch the stapler. ******* swingline. But seriously, you have something of theirs and you aren't paying them, of course they're going to take it back, perhaps you should have gotten a 32" CRT instead. I don't care that the kids can't watch Spongebob in "the H-Dees".
But where was I... yeah, seriously, I won't say the banks are totally at fault, because it's partially the government who forced them to take on loans they KNEW people couldn't pay and part of it is people taking on loans they KNEW they couldn't pay, but when a whole bunch of people borrow money they can't pay back, how does no one see this doesn't lead to disaster? It's about as much of a great idea as "Why don't we just print more money and give out a million dollars to everyone and then everyone will be rich?" NO! IT DOESN'T WORK LIKE THAT! *******.
I... I have to stop. Edited, Jul 28th 2010 12:28pm by Mikhalia