I have many things I feel thankful about in my life. But in terms of our country and our planet -- hmmm. Not feeling so confident, so up, so grateful. And about Barack Obama -- well I feel very disappointed. There, I've said it.
We all know that the economy is recovering. The stock market is up by more than 50 percent from its March lows and banks are reporting strong profits. Everything is bright and sunny again, unless you have to work for a living.
why am I -- like you -- unsettled by headlines that show these same firms earning record profits and paying record bonuses? Because we taxpayers don't own enough of these firms. In many instances we own nothing.
The bankers wrecked the economy with their greed, ran off with taxpayer dollars in a massive bailout, and now plan to raise taxes for the rest of us. If that picture doesn't sound quite right, then go to Chicago.
While executives are dancing with your dollars, the foreclosures they helped to bring on continue to rise. Many banks are dragging their feet, enjoying the bailout bucks but failing to spread them around.