$75 Billion doesn’t sound like as much money now as it did back in September of last year. That’s when hundreds of billions first started being thrown out like beads at a Mardi Gras parade.
Now all you have to do is prove that you have an ample level of moral fiscal depravity and the guy on the float will reach into his endless supply of plastic and satisfy your every desire. The problem is, someone else’s moral depravity is at least fun to watch. Their fiscal depravity takes food out of your mouth and threatens your future.
Let me break this down…tell me which of these statements are wrong.
* We cannot continue to throw good money after bad. It’s just stupid.
* We cannot continue to strap future generations with debt. It’s just immoral.
* We cannot continue to reward people who make bad decisions and act irresponsibly by punishing people who make good decisions and act responsibly. Immoral and stupid.
* We cannot (individually or collectively) borrow our way into a strong long-term financial position. Stupid.
* We cannot (individually or collectively) spend our way into a strong long-term financial position. Stupid.
* Propping up companies that someone has deemed “too big to fail” does nothing but keep smaller companies who are agile and innovative out of the market. We need big companies to fail so that we can move forward. For you “progressives” out there, this is called progress–look it up.
* If you truly believe that either the Democrat or Republican party is noble, benevolent, and altruistic, you are truly stupid. I’m talking about under-a-car-sleeping-dog stupid. Not ignorant–stupid. You cannot be helped. Go ahead and get an education. Read lots of books. Put some letters after your name. You may not be ignorant any more, but you’ll still be stupid.
Let’s stop with “the Republicans did (fill in Obama talking point)” and “the Democrats did (fill in Limbaugh talking point)”.Â Let’s make a simple change to the way we phrase these sentences. How about, “People in government did (pick your own pet peeve)”? Do you see the problem now?
See, the problem isn’t that “something must be done”. The problem is that something is always being “done”.
Stop trying to fix everything for everyone. In fact stop trying to “fix” anything for anybody. Beyond campaigning, you guys don’t know what the hell you are doing. It’s ok–this is a complicated problem, and no one guy knows how to fix it. But maybe the first step out of the hole is to stop digging. Here’s an idea…
If the shit has to hit the fan at some point (and it does), then by all means, let’s just let the shit hit the fan. The sooner the shit hits the fan, the sooner we can start cleaning up and get rid of that shit smell.
Or we could just let the shit keep piling up, keep slowing down the fan, (which, by the way, is the only thing bringing in fresh air) and hope that the next “stimulus” plan includes a “free” pair of boots and shit-resistant pancho for every man, woman, and child.