WANTS not NEEDS still takes TOP SPOT

@nova1945 (1614)
United States
September 22, 2008 5:00pm CST
Just how deep in debt must the tax payer go? Our government bails out the same people who put them in trouble expecting the tax payer to pay. Then turn around and do the same thing again. Then there is this, Across the country, cities have seen new convention center projects and their attached publicly financed hotels come in over-budget. At the same time, the country’s dark economic climate has taken a bite out of business travel. As a point of reference, Philadelphia is building a new convention center, which initially came with a $700 million price tag. In August, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell issued doubts about whether the project was still worth it after the estimated cost soared to nearly $790 million. http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/news.php?viewStory=62942&utm_source=newsletter1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Sept-E-blasts Will we ever learn?
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@vmksvmks (413)
• Canada
22 Sep 08
You know we may live in different countries,talk different languages have different cultural standards but i will bet this post in true for every country in our world ..there maybe a few exceptions but i cannot think of any now ....The war the States are in is costing trillions so i wonder who is paying for that Vote in a new official and i will again bet there will be no change They are all corrupt and could care in the least the burdens they leave with us Good Luck sorry this will never change
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@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
22 Sep 08
So true. It really is sad that we can never seem to be satisfied with what we can afford.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I believe that is par for the course. But I do want to point out that with this bail out, we are also bailing out foreign financial institutions.
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I did not realize that. And you know we, as taxpayers, are going to footing the bill in the end.