Bend Over, Grab Ankles, And Kiss The Economy Goodbye…

Check out this piece by Dave Lindorff.

The Lion would like to think Lindorff is being too cynical, but deep down The Lion, looking at the hijinks going on in Washington, at the infantilism of the Republicans as they whine they can’t apply the same old ideas that have always failed, at the Democrats trying to be ‘bi-partisan’ with people who’s only plan is ‘my way or the highway’ and bending backwards to accommodate the Republican Neanderthals mostly responsible for creating this mess in the first place, all that gets The Lion to thinking that Lindorff is way more right than he is wrong.

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8 Responses

  1. I am already plenty depressed. Dare I click on the link and read? OF COURSE! Misery loves company. Scoot over, Dave.

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  2. Real depression requires that you jump in with both feet, usually just before the financiers and their friends in government (yes, in Obama’s government) cut you off at the knees.

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  3. Ric.

    Washington has been, is, and will continue to be compromised. The content of the stimulus package is deplorable and amounts to little else than a prize pool that our prestigious Senators can award to its most frequent fliers. While we sit home and triple-check our tax forms, and adjust our thermostats, the privileged cash bonus checks seven zeroes wide, and our leaders pose for photos.

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  4. Ric.

    My apology–I should have proofread, especially in light of your last post. I had meant to write “Senate.”

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  5. “…Lindorff is way more right than he is wrong.”

    I agree.

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  6. sk –

    I wouldn’t mind if the bonus checks were just seven zeroes wide. It’s just that they insist on putting a non-zero number in front of the zeroes. 🙂

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  7. This economy, like everything else, depends on how you look at it. Yes, things are in the crapper. But I think that in the long run it will be good for us. As David Lindorff points out we are nation of consumers, and we have grossly overconsumed. That will change. And that is good.

    Change. Good.

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  8. I think we’re a nation of people who have been brainwashed into thinking we are a nation of consumers. Nonetheless, I shall remain a dedicated misanthrope (misanthrumer?).

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