On the 20th of January 1961, John F. Kennedy stood to give his inaugural address. This was in the midst of a cold war with a fellow superpower. We faced the possibility of global catastrophe as both the U.S. and the USSR were trying to one-up each other. During this troubling time President Kennedy uttered these words, "my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country."
I find it interesting that today, as we face an economic crisis, our President and leaders in Congress are not asking this same question. Are we not the driving economic force in the world? We the people? Have we not overcome depressions and recessions in our economy before, only to emerge stronger and richer? We the people?
Instead our government expects us to swallow a bailout of corrupt Wall Street, while claiming that this socialist approach is for our own good. Really? You screw up by not doing YOUR JOB of oversight.... and then you expect us to believe that you can fix it?