March 05, 2009

Creeping Socialism

A picture is worth a thousand words, or a trillion dollars...

I don't have anything useful to add, so just go visit this excellent visual representation of what the U.S. Government is doing to its citizens.

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February 09, 2009

Creeping Socialism

Stimu-Pork!

Congratulations, Democrats.  You got your 20-year wish list voted through, with a big helping of hysteria and fear-mongering publicity from the White House.  Our kids--and theirs yet unborn--will be paying for your pork for years to come!

Here's a hint:  irresponsible deficit spending caused the current crisis, how can anybody think the cure for it is MORE of the same?

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November 25, 2008

Creeping Socialism

Bailouts, Banks, and Bull****

Someone better at high finance than I am has run the numbers and the current bailout-a-looza is the single largest bill the US has paid.

Ever.

It beats the total cost of fighting World War II--including the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe.  It beats the lifetime cost of NASA.  It absolutely overwhelms the total cost of Iraq, Vietnam and Korea together.

The root cause?  Well-meaning but utterly idiotic legislation forcing lenders to assume higher risk to loan to people who couldn't otherwise afford a home.  Because, after all, home ownership is a Right.  The other factors all piled up on top of that single (Carter-era) premise.

And if the banks can't do it, the government will just have to buy them out and make it happen.  Responsibilty?  Bah, that's so nineteenth-century!

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November 06, 2008

Creeping Socialism

I hope I don't need this category...

This category will contain attempts to implement [edit: "by the Government"]1 pure Marxist ideas, both blatant and subtle.  As President-elect Obama2 has indicated he views "redistribution of wealth" a priority, I fear I will have many entries here.
more...

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