At a little after 3:00 Tuesday morning, a guy came into the store with a little over $20 in rolled coins, mostly pennies. He used them to buy kerosene to heat his trailer. Temps were in the mid 30s F, his place was freezing, and his four-year-old daughter has a cold. He and his wife each have jobs that pay only slightly more than minimum wage, yet they were recently turned down for heating assistance.
That’s right. We’ve got people rolling coins (!!!!!) for heating oil now–in September, mind you, long before snow’s gonna fly–while Mr. Bush and his cronies are giving a bunch of greedy, incompetent corporate assholes a $700 billion handout…excuse me, I meant to say bail out.
Is something wrong here, or is it just me?????