Friday, February 20, 2009

Being a Prick

Rick Santelli is a prick! You will excuse me, please. But I am incensed. Here is a guy ranting on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange of all places about the stimulus package not "rewarding people who can carry the water instead of drinking it" and the very place where he stood and incited others to slam the stimulus package is alive largely because of the HUNDREDS of BILLIONS of DOLLARS given by taxpayers to support the financial industry.

As someone in real estate investments who talks to the middle class and working poor often, whose homes are being foreclosed upon largely due to Wall Street predatory lending and job losses, my anger with Santelli's words is palpable. Many of these people work every day and they are not looking for a handout. They need a hand up. We are either going to help them stay in their homes and maintain their dignity or house and feed them through social programs.

Does this Santelli not sound like a prick?

According to Merriam-Webster, prick is defined as:

4 usually vulgar: penis
5 usually vulgar: a spiteful or contemptible man often having some authority

You decide which is more applicable here. This guy's words are without doubt vulgar. His opportunistic hypocritical rant is despicable. I saw him on several shows yesterday and this morning full of himself about his infamous words, smiling from ear to ear, as if on a TV reality show. This is not a joke, prick!

People are losing their jobs and homes and are unable to house and feed their children. Shelter enrollment and food stamps have increased over these months. Those who once paid taxes are unable to do so today. Should we now forsake these and disregard their pain largely due to Wall Street greed? Plus, my home value decreases if other homes in the neighborhood are foreclosed upon.

His rant sounds like the pricks who speak lies about the working poor not paying taxes, while they send their earnings by the HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS to tax shelters in Switzerland. SANTELLI wouldn't be reporting on the floor of the Chicago Mecantile Floor and the IDIOTIC LYNCH MOB behind him may be OUT OF WORK if the TAX PAYERS had not supported the financial industry through bailing out WALL STREET banks to the tune of HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS!

Where was Rick Santelli and those traders' outrage concerning George Washington and the Constitution, which has no relevance here, by the way, when WE, the taxpayers, BAILED OUT WALL STREET? This prick and the idiotic lynch mob behind him seem to be drinking the water instead of carrying it!


thepoetryman said...

a spiteful or contemptible man often having some authority... The only definition that fits this imp!

judith ellis said...

thepoetryman - It's too bad that such ones actually have a platform. To a large extent it seemed like a personal publicity stunt which only enraged me further, considering that there are so many people suffering. At first I thought that he was a policy guy. As it turns out, he is a reporter. On the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange he was not reporting anything. He was advancing an agenda. Maybe news in general has become to divisive. There are perhaps too many opinions and not enough pure reporting. For this reason, C-Span is one of my favorite news networks.