Posted by: nhfalcon | February 20, 2009

Are You F#*king Kidding Me?! Pt II

“You shouldn’t have to succeed, though, despite Washington; you should be succeeding with a hand from Washington, and that’s what you’re going to get now.”

– President Obama, at this morning’s meeting with many of the nation’s mayors.

No, I shouldn’t have to succeed in spite of Washington. However, I shouldn’t have to succeed with a hand from them, either. I should succeed on my own merit, ingenuity, and hard work. That’s a free market economy. THAT’S capitalism. THAT’S the American way!



  1. Now that’s just crazy talk.

    Should you be so “fortunate” as to accumulate some measure of wealth as a result of merit, ingenuity, and hard work, you should beg the government to redistribute it to others who, unlike you, have not “won life’s lottery.”

    And after they take a pass at it, you should spend a lot of time wringing your hands and feeling guilty about still having so much more than so many others.

    I trust this verbal warning is sufficient prompting for you to extricate these crazy, erroneous ideas of hard work and ambition being the engines of progress from your being, as well as the notion of you having a dollar in your pocket being anything but pure, unadulterated evil.

    Otherwise, “ve have vays…”

  2. A little less than 21 months until we have the opportunity to kick the bulk of them out of office.

  3. Hmmm. The secular religion known as “capitalism” has come a cropper, and in large part my opinion is that is because of lack of regulation. The whole notion of a “free market” economy is painfully, and rightly, now seen for what it is: a load of crap.

    What we need from government is a steady hand which levels the playing field. We don’t expect Pop Warner football teams to compete with NFL teams, but without regulation we are asking regular folk to compete with highly-trained manipulators of the system.

    The economy went crapola under the last 8 years of GOP management. Wait, make that non-management. It may have gone permanently crapola under the non-too-bening neglect of the “conservatives,” that remains to be seen.

    In fairness, it also remains to be seen whether the Obama administration understands that modern economies of necessity must be “managed” economies in terms of regulation, and that is not going to change. Ever.

    There are a lot of very hard-working folk who have been paupered by the machinations of the economic elite, the high-and-mighty, both legal machinations (meaning no laws exist, no regulations, to temper unfettered greed and market manipulaton), and illegal (oh, like Madoff and Stanford).

    But, sure, preach “tough love.”

  4. And, yes, that is a very poorly phrased sentence by Mr. Obama, but, then, the standards of clear speech have not been much lately, have they.

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