I know that as soon as some people read this, they are going to blame Obama for the bank failures, even though this began under the Bush administration. But I don't blame Bush either. But I am going to get really hyperpartisan here.
It is Obama's fault.
But this began under Bush.
OK, then it's Bush's fault.
Bush did not dismantle the Glass-Steagall Act. That was done during the Clinton administration.
Damn, it's all Clinton's fault.
Not really, the bill that dismantled Glass-Steagall protections was sponsored by Phil Gramm.
Then it has to be all Phil Gramm's fault.
Actually, Democrats voted for it.
Those damn Democrats. Look what they did to our economy.
The Dems only voted for something that was put forward by a Republican Congress.
I hate those damn Republicans. they screwed us good.
Question to you - Who voted for those Democrats and Republicans?
Ummm, should I kill myself now or later?
Don't kill yourself. Just be a wiser voter next time.
Hey, it's all your fault, whoever you are.
This is America, and you have let me down.
Well, sorry about that. The Devil made me do it. It's his fault.
Thus continues the story of how the Reaganesque idea of taking a little responsibility for our actions has been squandered by us all. One person abandoning a little responsibility as an American does a little bit of damage. However, a LOT of people abandoning their responsibility as Americans results in what we are seeing all around us at the present time. It all added up. And the damage will never be fixed by hyperpartisan finger pointing.
It's nice to be an American, but being an American comes with a price. That price is called responsibility.
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