Thursday, October 29, 2009

What Are We Thinking?

With a healthcare "public option" back on the table, Cassandra of Villainous Company concludes we've "Learned Nothing From the Financial Crisis":
Now let me get this straight. We just suffered a devastating financial crisis. Industry and government analysts saw it coming years ago, but were powerless to avert it.

Having had our fingers badly burned by a massive national flirtation with disaster, some might conclude that caution and fiscal restraint were the order of the day.

They would be wrong. Instead, we've decided to stop paying the mortgage, untether major expenses from the tiresome obligation of earning money with which to pay them, and peel out for Vegas (en route to which, we plan to blithely "spend our way out of the doldrums", assuming levels of debt never before attempted -- either in real terms or as a percentage of GDP).

What could possibly go wrong?
Yup--with Medicare and Social Security failing and spending expanding, Democrats propose doubling down to add expense and create more institutions too big to fail.

(via reader OBH, Betsy's Page)

4 comments:

MaxedOutMama said...

I know. Only suicidal people slam down the accelerator as they get closer to the cliff....

The Crazy Yearz are upon us.

Carl said...

M_O_M, yeah--and then there's cap-and-trade. . .

A_Nonny_Mouse said...

How can we divest ourselves of ALL OF CONGRESS -- NOW ?

Admittedly, we'd lose a few good men. But, as with radical cancer surgery, it would be worth it to get rid of the malignancy, completely, once-and-for-all.

The individuals we've elected to represent our interests have mutated from public servants into a mass of self-interested corruptocrats, in essence becoming a cancer upon the body politic. Excise them.

Carl said...

A_N_M: Easy--vote them out of office.