My good friend Tom Crowell wrote on his Facebook wall: 

5000 Years Ago, Moses Said To Israel, “Pick Up Your Shovels, Mount Your Asses And Camels, And I Will Lead You To The Promised Land.”

When Welfare Was Introduced, Roosevelt Said, “Lay Down Your Shovels, Sit On Your Asses, And Light Up A Camel, This Is The Promised Land.”

Today The Government Has Stolen Your Shovel, Taxed Your Asses, Raised The Price Of Camels And Mortgaged The Promised Land To China.

And added: 

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?


For elaboration, I read Norman Podhoretz’s article in Wall Street Journal of 13 August, What Happened to Obama? Absolutely Nothing.


Podhoretz says, he (Obama) is being increasingly attacked not only by people in the right like Podhoretz, but also by erstwhile worshipping liberals.


As an example he quotes Roger Kohen in Washington Post, who writes Obama Post, … “is the very personification of cognitive dissonance—the gap between what we (especially liberals) expected of the first serious African American presidential candidate and the man he in fact is.”

Now, here is Der Spiegel, adding its 2 Deutsch Mark worth of opinion:

Almost all the industrialized economies are struggling under the weight of enormous debt levels. The problem is their government revenues are too low. Debt-ridden countries like the United States, Ireland and Japan need to raise their taxes to a similar l evel to Germany.

Call a German to make matters simple!

So, the Tea Party is called in:

In amazon.com blog, Princess announces:

They live in a bizzarro world where debt celiings don’t matter and the U.S. defaulting on its loans is no big deal. They pay no attention to the signs of unrest sown by Wall Street due to the uncertainty of the nation’s credit rating. They don’t believe or care that reducing our rating from AAA to AA will have any adverse affect whatsoever. They stand by their cap in spending and no taxes stand. They are anarchists who WANT to see the government collapse and WILL BLAME OBAMA for all the disasterous results that their obstructionism has and will bring to the U.S. economy.

The Republicans are all for this. They see the ruination of the American Economy as the way to get rid of Obama…after all, he IS the President and all this is happening on HIS WATCH. It doesn’t matter to them that it is their stupidity that is the cause of this calamity. Reality has no place in their world. It doesn’t matter that over 60% of Americans clammour for compromise and a balanced approach to our budget problems. It doesn’t matter that they are responsible for swelling the ranks of the unemployed by laying off teachers, firefighters, and police officers, among others.

Well, it matters to me. I think that all these hard line Republicans should be fired for their stupidity and obstinance. At the very least, they should be laid off along with the teachers, et al.

Well, let’s say amen to that!



About chepeyja

chartered engineer(India), B.Sc., risk management consultant, blogger and layabout!
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