Friday, August 6, 2010

Not so random thought of the day

Who really is the Party, or more accurately perhaps, the culture of "No"?


All the hundreds of billions (trillions?) we've dumped into various stimulus packages thus far don't seem to have helped employment in the private sector one bit. In fact, one could make the argument that the government spending has crowded out activity on the private side. Do you think we can cut back on that a bit, if not shut off the porkulus spigot entirely?

Answer: No

About the myriad of demand-side Keynesian programs and gimmicks? Yeah, those housing credits, Cash for Clunkers, Cash for Caulkers, etc., etc. Hasn't helped. Is it possible we can re-think how better to spur demand and get the economy on track?

Answer: No

OK, then. What about our national sovereignty? Instead of the usual prattle about "comprehensive immigration reform" (which, come to think of it, really is the most transparent aspect of the political class, these days), can we get serious about border enforcement? Is it possible that we acknowledge that narco-violence and environmental destruction in the desert southwest is a huge problem and our laxity in addressing it in a clear and sober manner is part of that problem?

Answer: No

Incompetency is one thing but corrupt incompetency is entirely another. Would it be too much to ask of the political class for some transparency and a whiff of ethicalness in behavior and how they craft legislation? Transparency and ethics are the things they said they would return to D.C., after all. So, how about it?

Answer: No

Health care reform? No one read this thing. The political class that championed it has all but admitted that they haven't read it. And it was written by lobbyists from both the pharmaceutical and insurance industries - the very people demonized by the political class in order to get this filthy, rotten piece of crap rammed through sideways. Pelosi had a point: we are indeed finding out what's in this thing after the fact. And the more we find out about it, the bigger a complete disaster this thing is proving to be. The American people don't want it as recent election results are bearing-out. But it's still going to be inflicted upon us, right?

Answer: Yes!

Oh. We stand corrected. Sorry for wasting everybody's time.

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