What is clear is that this whole debate has been a massive political distraction, taking our focus off of how to solve the much bigger problem of shoring up our banks. This is what happens when our leaders are more concerned with taking full political advantage of the heat of the moment, rather than truly solving our problems.
Let me be clear, I am not defending the bonuses by any means. I am saying that we expect our leaders to stop and think for a moment about the consequences of their actions. If they had done so the first time around, those bonuses might never have gone out in the first place and our lawmakers could have focused on the many other problems we face. All of which had to take a back seat this week, so politicians could hold a witch hunt and grab a piece of the spotlight.
Well – that is all very well – yet, how many times do you see The Cable News Network harping on about it all day every day?
Is the dear Campbell saying that CNN – and others should not report the outrage of the American people or is she saying that it should be reported but no one should be outraged – or is it a matter that she now says that Bush and Co got it wrong all those weeks ago?
You can, without a shadow of a doubt, blame Congress for these problems – that’s very OK, but if you do that you also have to blame the same Congress pre 2006! And therefore you have to blame the reporters who supported that Congress back then – and who was most vocal in that support – including the invasion of Iraq?
Now I wonder.
If you want to blame the Obama administration then give it chance to do something – oh, but I forget, it has – more than any other president in the first 50 days of power Obama makes them all look redundant, negative reporting seems to take a while longer to flush out of the American system than those who oppose the change that the American people want.
What some should be wary of – is that it was the American people that made that change, how do you think they will make that change in a TV company?