Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 | 2:01 a.m.
I did not go into debt I could not afford or buy a house I could not afford. I am not a bank or a mortgage lender or a Wall Street guy. I followed the rules. Even so, as we continue to borrow and print money for all the bailouts of people who did not follow the rules, everything I obtained by playing by the rules is worth less and my future is less than it should have been. I am told we can’t financially punish those truly responsible because to do so would crash the economy. So we borrow and print money for the bailouts, and that crushes the future for people like me, who played by the rules.
I want to wake up and find this is a dream because I live in the United States of America, and this could not happen there. Where I live, you are rewarded when you play by the rules and those who don’t are punished accordingly. But I wake up and find it isn’t a dream and I wonder what happened to the country I live in.