Originally Posted by Aaron Brachowitz
I don't get it. It's Bush's plan. It's for the rich. No, it's for the staggeringly rich. These two things alone should make it DOA with Democrats. Add in the fact that their base hates it (okay, everyone hates it). But Franks, Reid, Dodd, and Pelosi are all on board. Not one prominent Dem has spoken against it.
They have spoken against it in its current form. They want it to be more for helping Main Street than Wall Street.
There has grown up in the minds of certain groups in this country the notion that because a man or corporation has made a profit out of the public for a number of years, the government and the courts are charged with the duty of guaranteeing such profit in the future, even in the face of changing circumstances and contrary to public interest. This strange doctrine is not supported by statute or common law. Neither individuals nor corporations have any right to come into court and ask that the clock of history be stopped, or turned back. - Life-Line, Robert A. Heinlein, 1939