Stuck on Stupid
by Brian Wilson: Wacky
Is as Wacky Does
at the heady world of International Finance, damn near every country
is spending more than it takes in. Those countries whose national
debt does not exceed their annual GDP are well down the road of
reversing that. The BDMs (Big Decision Makers) believe insolvent
nations can be bailed out by printing money.
nation wants bail out money to service its existing debt and keep
the gravy train running on time. In return for bail out money, the
insolvent nation will raise taxes to service the existing debt,
keep the gravy train running and service the new bail out debt.
Raising taxes reduces revenue and creates more government dependents.
This results in more debt and a greater need for bail out money
to keep the gravy train runni….well, you get the point.
of thousands of years of evolution how come so few people know the
First Rule of Holes? "When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging."
(Gracias, Will Rogers).
Why do all
politicians believe they can play one more round of Russian Roulette
and get out of the game before it ends? How can people possibly
be this stupid? I hear BIs (Big Intellectuals) on TV stating with
conviction: "All we have to do is print more money."
Are Underwear Gnomes in charge of the IMF? Do these chuckleheads
really believe when the world economy collapses, they can just move
to Florida? "Quick Dorothy, click your heels together three
times for a solvent world economy!"
I kinda heard
in the background Obama saying, "We need to restructure the European
bail outs so the
Germans don't feel as if they are paying for everyone's
welfare." From that I concluded Obama doesn't want to change
the reality of German paying for welfare, just the perception
of doing so.
We always hear
in boring management meetings: "Perception is Reality".
And then some Brainiac will add: "But not Actuality!"
Being part German, I don’t think my distant relatives are that dense.
Once the German people realize the actuality of the Restructuring
Game… well, as they say back in the Fatherland: BOO-YAH!
once said: "Any festering moron can learn from his own mistakes;
it takes a genius to learn from the mistakes of others." (or
something similar). Actually, there is a small group of us who have.
We never lived under communism but we know it is bad and won't work.
We knew Social Security couldn't work. We knew the War on Poverty
was a loser going in. We knew Medicare was doom. We knew Obama's
stimulus package would harm the economy not help it. We know a constitutional
republic works -- when you have one. We know the EBOs (European
Bail Outs) are no better than throwing gas on a fire. There is a
small, hearty band of us who have knowledge that didn't come from
personal experience. When it is shared among so few, it is hard
to call it "Common Sense" any more.
I now understand
why old men talk about the "good old days." It is more
than "once, I was young." I can look to the past and see the unrelenting
growth of government. See an ever spreading dark evil covering the
land of the free and home of the brave. I feel the smothering regulations
of thousands of faceless tyrants. A nanny state enforcing all that
is good for me from womb to tomb.
recently, "We are freer today than we have ever been."*
I say, when you only walk in circles, you never notice the perimeter
fence. We are not free. We have only reduced our expectation of
freedom to match these oppressive times. If you haven't had contact
with today's government, you don't know how vile it is. The government
doesn't kick down everyone's door or shoot everyone's dog but isn't
even one too many? It you don't know a secret warrant has been used
to search your house are you still free? If you don't know a drone
is spying on you from the sky, are you still free? When a red light
camera is your accuser in court, is there still justice? When the
president of the United States can kill an American citizen without
a trial, is this still a nation of laws?
I know. I
know. We are all way too busy trying to live our real lives to worry
about politics and government and idiots running for elected office.
I pray we will all find comfort in our excuses - for in the end,
our excuses will be all we have.
John Stossel numerous times, he still has recurring problems properly
administering Sarcasm. That’s because Journalists, like CPA’s, Engineers
and IRS Agents, are born without a Humor gene. Or maybe it was those
two head shots from Dr. D back in his reporting days.
Wilson [send him mail],
nationally ignored talk show host and occasional LRC un-indicted
co-contributor, is currently annoying miniscule audiences in a number
of markets from his technically challenged studios safely outside
the dictatorship of Toledo. Brian may be endured from 3p–6p at www.wspd.com.
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