Recently, the Associated Depressed shook off the shackles of the Ministry of Truth and decided to tell the truth for a change. They reported, through 2011 that unemployment will drop to 9.3% at best, home sales will remain flat, and the economy will only grow by 3%. (The only reason it will grow by that teenie-weenie bit is the fact that the federal "government" is spending like a bunch of, well, drunken Progressiveviks taking bong hit after bong hit, and we're not talking about the cheap stuff, either.)
However, today's column isn't about skewering the Associated Depressed, despite the fact that they're reporting news a year too late. It's time to skewer, yet again, Chairman Obama's economic illiteracy. If this guy owned a funeral home, no one would die, even with the creeping euthanasia that he tries to pass off as "health care reform".
Call me crazy and off my meds, but wasn't the "Stimulus" plan supposed to ward this off ? After all, with a 786 billion dollar price tag, shouldn't it have cured all of our economic ills ? To hear Schmoe Biden speak, you'd think it cured leprosy, helped the blind to see, and raised the dead. I mean, after all, one doesn't have to be a Paul Krugman to see that logic, right ? (Actually, one does. Someone really needs to explain to me how handing 198 million smackers to Fillipino World War II veterans will stimulate our economy or how Krugman remains employed or how he won a Nobel Peace of Garbage prize.)
Well, folks, I hate to break it to you, but things are going to get worse. If you think things are lousy now, wait until the Vicious Arbitrary Tax (VAT) makes its grand appearance. Add that to the taxes Obamacareless will bring us, and let's not forget Cap and Traitor that's the cat's meow of Lindsey Grahamnesty and John McPain. Soon, every dollar you earn will be under the control of the federal "government". At this rate, we'll need a Stimulus plan to recover from the Stimulus plan. Change, you say ? The only change that will be left will be the change that Obama Hood and his Merry Band of Socialists allow you to have.
It's funny, not haha funny, more like what's that funny smell funny, every time the "government" tries to help it has only succeeded in making this worse, to the nth degree. It's kind of like when I was a kid and I annoyed my mother. She would tell me through clenched teeth to help my father who was screwing up on purpose so he would never be asked to do anything again. This is the same lunacy that our "government" bases its policies on. They have to be screwing up on purpose, right ?