Chicken Little Proclaims, "The Sky Is Falling!"
I saw Chicken Little last night on the mesmerization box. He said that the sky is falling. He said that if we don't give his friends the Corporate Welfare Queens, lot's and lot's of money, then they can't party anymore, puppies will die, the sun will not come up tomorrow, and we risk a recession. I guess Mr. Little is now a 'whiner', by the reckoning of Phil Gramm.
Today, the news is reporting that the Welfare Queen Giveaway Bill has all but passed. So the choice appears to have been made. We are going to hyperinflate our currency, try to blow another bubble and simply make the situation worse.
If I had a vote, I'd vote to risk recession. I don't earn enough money to buy milk at $15/gallon. I make too much, and evidently too little money, to qualify for government aid. If I were a billionaire or really poverty stricken, the government would jump through hoops to give me a handout. As it is, I'm in the middle class, getting squeezed from all directions.
I see my mistake now. I've tried to play by the rules for too long. I try to earn an honest living, pay my bills and live within my means. I never had a debt that would be considered outrageous or unreasonable when incurred. But my government frowns on this behavior. It's worked to export my career overseas, actually paying corporations to leave the country, leaving me with several years of lackluster employment and a declining income. Now those past debts are taking much longer to pay off, though thankfully I'm down to a mortgage, IRS and medical bills for my wife. Things are looking up if her suspicious cyst doesn't turn out to be cancer (when we find $2500 for further tests).
But I see now the error of my ways. As I watch men who are really shitty at business lose billions of dollars of other people's money, continue to eat well, go yachting, jet around to their various houses around the world, I see the truth of it all. Our government wants crooks to steal from our nation and will jump through hoops to reward them for causing massive economic destruction that is akin to an act of war.
If they blew up a building they'd be arrested. But they can intentionally inflict severe economic damage to the US that destroys lives and through secondary effects, will kill more people, and they get rewards. If a foreign nation tried to bring down our economic system, we'd be at war with them. When bankers do this intentionally then, threaten further damage if we don't reward them, we reward them.
Evidently, we do negotiate with economic terrorists. We do cave to extortion. We do reward crime. If we think that maybe we shouldn't cave to extortion, Chicken Little will appear on television to remind us that the sky is falling.
Did anyone else think he looked a bit drugged, like he's on anti-psychotics? Did it appear that he was trying too hard to appear sincere? Did it seem to anyone else that he didn't believe what he was saying?