Thursday, October 16, 2008


While combing through various blogs today, and thinking about trickle-down economics and the utter failure of it, I came across this quote that I believe came from the daily kos:

"All economic theories revolve around the redistribution of
wealth. Supply side economics, (Reaganomics, Bushonomics, McCainonomics),
believe in redistributing it upwards in the hope it will trickle down. To
paraphrase Warren Buffet-Class warfare already exists, and the wealthy side is

Trickle down economics does not work. I find it very telling that the United States, with it's total embrace of unregulated capitalism, when faced with the complete failure of its financial system and the potential turning out into the streets millions of the poor and middle class, jumps in and pumps billions of dollars into the economy to keep it from crashing: something that the US, in collusion with the World Bank and IMF, did not allow other nations to do when it became necessary to rescue their populace when they obtained loans with these organizations with odius strings attached.

And these nations saw the complete collapse of their economies.

Check out the history of Chile, Argentina, and others.

Here is something else I found today:

Special to The Press-Enterprise
An Inland Republican women’s
group sent
out a newsletter showing this fake $10 “food stamp” with Barack
Obama’s face
She said she doesn't think in racist terms,
pointing out she once
supported Republican Alan Keyes, an African-American
who previously ran for

So supporting Alan Keyes doesn't make you racist?

I cannot believe in this day and age that someone in the United States, especially a white woman presumably well off financially, doesn't know the racial over tones that are implied when fried chicken, kool aid, ribs and fucking food stamps are associated with people in the US of African descent.

What a fucking joke.

The appalling stupidity of the Republican party continues to astound me...

It is time for a systemic change in the United States.




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