Monday, December 6, 2010

Pass The Moolah

OK, let me get this straight. You start with a balanced budget about a decade ago with taxes pretty low and unemployment low and Social Security nice and safe, then let the corporations take over with the banks and the drug companies and the insurance companies and the Haliburtons of the world posting bigger profits than ever (but for some reason they have stopped hiring people), start a couple of really, really expensive wars with a billion here and a billion there - oops - gone missing every month or so (not to mention the lives lost and the legs and arms and minds of our young troops) and watch as millions lose their jobs and their homes and their insurance and then the folks that thought up all these super great ideas win an election by promising to balance the budget, no more debt unless it's paid for, really, we promise on our tea leaves, we've got to get this under control, and oh, by the way, we're not going to even talk about anything for the next month or so like immigration or Don't Ask, Don't Tell, because we are unable to do more than one thing at a time, and that one thing is to give the rich more money. And since you won't get any Bush or Boehner of the world to hire anybody with their little quarter million gift from you and me, borrowed from China, chunk of change, we'll be left with even less than when we started. Is that right? Is that how all of this works?

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