Dylan Ratigan FTW(?!?!) "Hope Bonds"?
by vcalzone, Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 03:40:41 AM EST
I'm just going to make this short, but I'd love to hear some of the opinions here on this. Ratigan on Morning Joe just illuminated me to the concept of taking the private investment idea from the current bailout and creating "Hope Bonds", a shitty name for what sounds like a good idea, one I hadn't seen or noticed thus far.
Would that work? It seems like it might. Lord knows war bonds helped the country through in WWII. Not only would this allow everyone to benefit from what could eventually be a decent return, it would give Americans a chance to put money in our own economy instead of relying on China. And doing it in a way that appealed to our better natures.
It could bring us together, make everyone feel like they are a part of government, and might just give everybody a little bit of optimism about our ability to recover.
And at a time when everyone's talking about us moving towards socialism, it'd be nice to demonstrate that the character of this nation remains independent. I greatly like the idea of everyone being able to chip in, and from a strictly political standpoint, it reminds everyone of Obama's campaign financing, so it might be a decent long-term boost to his political chances.
Thoughts? Even if I've called you a dick, I'd still like to hear thoughts.