Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Let Brazil Lead the Way

Great article
. If you ever want to know how to raise an economy, you do it by raising the income of the lower and middle classes. They then spend the money to buy stuff. What a novel idea. Too bad congress doesn't get it. Maybe we need to elect someone from lower classes, or advisors from lower classes.


Monday, December 27, 2010

On the Day After Christmas, Mr. Freidman Said To Me...

I just read Tom Freidman's interview where he stated this generation needs to suck it up and cut back. Get us out of debt. Yet, he was behind the tax cuts. I love, absolutely love, that the richest expect to keep theirs (inheritance tax, tax rate cuts for hedge fund managers--I would love to pay only 15%, and tax cuts to the rich), yet entitlement programs such as food stamps, welfare and ultimately Social Security (really a separate fund and program that is not part of the US General Fund, just don't mention that in the details) should go away. So should medical insurance and then emergency rooms become primary care if you can't afford routine medical treatment. Man, that is easy to say when you have a cool million or two stashed away.

If he really cared he would be willing to pay way more taxes to help right the country, maybe even work as a lifetime service worker for the State. But no, he bloviates and makes beau coup buckos and wants to keep it that way. A true Christian would throw him out of the temple, publically excoriate the moneychanger.

Again, no. It is maddening that those who really need help, the lower and middle classes keep listening to asshats like this and wonder why the money never trickles down to them. Isn't that the way it is supposed to work? Just ask St. Reagan. The economy has never been the same since supply side and trickle down were added to the American lexicon. Trickling down sounds an awful lot like pissing on my head.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Activist Judge Alert, OOH, Wait, He Is On The Right

I don't even know what to say at this point. The judge who makes the decision is in a city that relies on water from the Delta. You watch wildlife die and no one wants to cut back on their funky western civilization. My guess is the decision to make Sacramento put ina modern wastewater plant will end being shopped before judges, too, until someone makes the decision the conservative group wants. I am so tired of economy driving the American dream into the ditch.