Sunday, October 05, 2008

Trickle up economy

I never thought that I would ever see Ronald Regan's "Trickle Down" to become "Trickle Up". But now we have it. It defies gravity. The poor are lifting the rich out of their desperate straights. Funny, I don't feel good about it. So something coming out of our taxes is handing out welfare to the rich. Sounds like Robin Hood in reverse: Robbing the poor to give to the rich. Can anybdy explain that to me. Aren't we supposed to have a lot more power than that. Isn't democracy the form of government that gives the people the power to determine who leads us?

The mess we are in now was all foreseeable when we voted for a man whose speeches went as deep as cutely batting his eyelashes and declaring that he was not going to do any nation-building. Seems to me that making a mistake once by electing that man, might have been forgiveable. Voting that way twice can only to be attributed to deficient IQ.

Now we have another version of that in a woman cutely winking and taking money for Alaska for a bridge to nowhere, and then not returning it when the bridge to nowhere was not built. If I asked for money that way and then did not do with it what it was earmarked for, I would have to return it. Let's not compound the problem by doing it again. Are we not once burned and twice shy?


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