03 March, 2009

Could Someone Explain This?

Without using buzzwords, unprovable innuendo, or excessive talking points...

How the bloody hell is the economic stimulus package considered socialism?

Because until someone shows me why, I'm going to continue thinking of it as just about enough of a good thing. Taxes cut significantly, spending on long-tern infrastructure construction... It's got the whole ball of wax, the whole nine yards, and butters both sides of the bread at the same time, plus saws through nails and still can cut a tomato just like this.

Is it perfect? Not by a long shot, and not even if Senator McCain can carve some of the pure pork out of the bill in conference. Is it better than doing absolutely nothing? Arguably, absolutely nothing is what we should have done to a good chunk of the financial corporations we've bailed out, who should have been forced to sleep in the beds they made.

Various CEOs, CFOs, hedge fund operators, and their like-minded cohorts have caused this mess while drinking themselves under the table while yelling and screaming obscenities at the top of their lungs. And the average American taxpayer is picking up the tab, including breakage, as well as tipping the bartender very heavily in apology for our extremely drunk friend. (Those who are local attendees of the Blogger Bashes might draw a parallel to a certain night at Breckenridge Brewery during that big ice storm... Just saying.)

So why don't Mr. and Mrs. Average American Tax Payer deserve a break?

Please show your work.

1 comment:

Billll said...

From the old expression "He who pays the piper, calls the tune". When the government 'gives' a company large sums of money, that's swell, until the gov exercises its "droit de seigneur" and orders the CEO fired, replaces the directors, and dictates the companys product line. This is pretty close to the dictionary definition of fascism.
It's still a private company, in the sense that there are private citizens holding common shares, but the government has a 51% voting majority on the board.