This political post is going to be totally inconsistent with my last post where I pondered whether or not politics was a worthwhile pursuit or not. What can I say? I’m fickle like that.

Congress is approving a massive bailout for homeowners facing foreclosure.

I own a home on a fixed-interest mortgage. I spent a lot of time pouring over my finances making sure we could afford the home we have. I’d even say we live in less home than we can afford because it seemed like a decision that would offer us a little more peace of mind.

If people are being rewarded for making unwise decisions, then I, who chose to live within my means, should get help with my mortgage too. You know, as long as people are getting handouts and all and poor choices don’t have consequences.