Monday, September 29, 2008

to be, or not to be...happy?

a great day at work, a terrible day for the economy. but i don't pretend to understand half of what is wrong with wall street, aside from the obvious fact that it is failing. why that is, however, and what this bail-out bill actually proposed, or still less why it was voted against if it was meant to save the economy, no one can seem to tell me.

so i'm rather terrified with not knowing what is happening, which directly competes with the otherwise good day that i had. considering that it's monday and our office is so lonely without everyone there, i had a pretty nice transition back. my colleague, leigh anne, went for her ultrasound today, too, so i look forward to seeing the photos of twenty-week old baby.

so if i ignored the world, i would be singularly happy. but it's foolish to bury your head in the sand. even south park knows that.


Chris Garaffa said...

This site explains better than I could why *I* didn't want a bailout: Vote No Bailout. Basically, the $700,000,000,000 was chosen as a random number (no factual basis for its need) and the money won't help us, the workers. I could go on in more detail if you wanted, but you'd have to put up with a long, semi-rambling Marxist rant on the elections too :)

Agatha Wells said...

hmm interesting..thanks for this website. where can i read the actual bill? i tried to on cnn but the download wouldn't open.

Chris Garaffa said...

Sadly, the bill is 451 pages long. If you want to read it, you can download it from here: At least temporarily. I can email it to you if you'd like.

This is what the Senate passed last night.

Oh, and PS - you should come to visit Bridgeport :)

Agatha Wells said...

ha! i would love to visit Bridgeport...just let me find a time when i'm not in the midwest...yes ;).

so..451 pages. yep might not read all of that. that could be why it wouldn't load on my computer.

it's not just for the classroom!