Sunday, September 19, 2010

Party of Ideas?

Greetings good citizen,

The ‘Party of Ideas’, those bizarrely tone deaf, one trick ponies who are champions of both monarchy and top-down management just don’t stop.

I read the headline of this particular editorial and ‘jumped to the conclusion’ that the authors were conservatives. Who else would posit such a counter-intuitive solution? It is almost as insane as the ‘one size fits all’ solution consistently trotted out by the ‘Party of Ideas’…tax cuts.

I wasn’t at all surprised when I found this in the footer of the article:

Glenn Hubbard, the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush and the co-author of “Seeds of Destruction: Why the Path to Economic Ruin Runs Through Washington, and How to Reclaim American Prosperity,” is the dean of the Columbia Business School, where Chris Mayer is a senior vice dean.

Is it just me or have the ideas put forth by the ‘Party of No’ gotten more bizarre since it became apparent that conservatism is actually a mental disorder?

I skimmed the article and (as usual) was unable to find any ‘concrete’ solutions. This is just one more conservative ‘giveaway’ that proposes making private (investor’s) debts the public’s problem under the guise of putting a ‘floor’ under the housing market.

Logically, if there aren’t any buyers who can afford to pay those prices, you don’t have a market.

Stupid is as Stupid does…

Did I mention that conservatism is now recognized as a mental disorder, treatable with mega-doses of Prozac? (While this may not alter your twisted worldview, you certainly won’t care!)

Anyway, How Underwater Mortgages Can Float the Economy represents the latest and the greatest the ‘Party of Ideas’ has to offer…

Which once again brings us full circle with the fact that the very definition of ‘insanity’ is doing the same thing over and over again, each time expecting a different outcome.

The mantra of ‘tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts’ has resulted in the largest ‘economic desert’ on the planet, you’d think they’d wake up at some point!

Remember good citizen, the Dow ‘Industrials’ standing at 10,600 has no relationship with reality. Like money itself, the number is ‘meaningless’.

Does it strike anyone as odd that the Dow stood at under 1,000 until the (whacko and decidedly ‘ethics challenged’) conservatives regained control of our government?

Worse good citizen is the stock markets were provided as ‘proof’ (often the ONLY proof because all the other outcomes of ‘conservative ideology’ were negative) that conservative values ‘worked’.

Which is to point out the stock market rose robustly while the job market (and payscales) stagnated. Consistently high corporate profits merely proved how ‘captive’ we were to imported goods.

It was (for the conservatives) the best of both worlds, the got to build market share while shedding production costs.

Well Bubba, there’s no such thing as a ‘free lunch’. We are now suffering the inevitable consequences that come when you ‘fire’ your customer base. (Not that the treasonous bastards responsible will suffer, the third world workers that replaced you can still afford their products!)

This is the ‘beauty’ of Mother Nature not having a cash register. A ‘million dollars’ is the exact equivalent of two cents when the bottom line is ‘it’s free to you! If you get anything at all for it, it’s a win.’

Which, naturally, leads us to the gross ‘mis-management’ of our, er, ‘shared resources’.

But you wouldn’t know anything about that…because you’ve been ‘taught’ (from a very early age) to believe that you ‘own’ nothing you can’t produce a sales slip for.

Understand good citizen, none of the motherfuckers that claim to ‘own’ what we all need to live can produce a ‘valid’ sales slip…not one of them!

We are, for the umpteenth time, approaching a nexus where we can finally correct this glaring deficiency in the management of our species.

But every ‘revolution’ suffers a counter-revolution shortly afterwards and those are the, er, ‘assholes’ who write history.

We have to be more ‘careful’…we don’t have a lot of ‘do-overs’ remaining.

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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