My Turn, Your Turn: Viewer's response to the bailout

By Gary McNair - bio|email
Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - This is a first.  "Your Turns" usually focus on responses from those who disagree with me.

But this time, everyone who responded to my opposition of the federal bailout, agreed with me.

Like Stan:

"You are right on in your commentary.  Airlines have gone through bankruptcy and are still flying.  It is not the job of government to "give" anyone anything."

Jeff wrote:

"I couldn't agree with you more.  Is there anyone watching AIG?  There should be a watch dog group watching the spending.  I can only guess they really don't need the money that bad."

And this is my favorite:

"My 9-year-old daughter and I were watching you. She turned to me and said - if AIG sends their execs on vacations, what will the auto industry do?  She thought for a few minutes.  Then she said - if I was the big wig at one of those car manufacturers, I would quit making those big trucks and SUVs... Then all that money could be used to help people who can't afford a nice Thanksgiving or Christmas."

Tracy - your daughter shows wisdom beyond her years by noticing that politicians and business leaders don't always know what we are doing.

That's your turn on the bailout.  To comment on this segment, or anything else, email me at