Monday, July 6, 2009

The Phantom Economic Recovery

Note: The following is a slightly edited derivative of a comment I posted elsewhere today. I thought I would pop it in here as well, because without our economic freedom and (hopefully) resulting prosperity, we really have no freedom:

I am a little perplexed by those who still seem to believe that the people now in power are actually trying to bring about an economic recovery, even while evidence is mounting to the contrary.

Neal Boortz wrote an excellent piece today on how tax cuts would have been the best way out of this government-created mess, and that all of this stimulus nonsense isn't about creating jobs and bringing about a recovery, but is instead designed to sharply increase the power and control of government.

Everybody has been running around wondering why the government hasn't stepped back and allowed the private sector, as it has always done in past recessions, to lift us out of it more quickly and more efficiently than government could ever do it.

My friend Dan Scott takes to even yet another level in suggesting that what we are seeing is not only deliberate, but is even more sinister than many of us thought, and makes a damned excellent case for his assertion.

I'll go further still and say that I believe that Obama's "plan" is to so thoroughly de-capitalize the private sector in this country that it cannot recover, then to regulate what little is left of it out of existence.

Who is going to stop him, the republicans?

I also believe we as a nation are swirling much closer to the bottom of the loo than most people, even those who are "plugged in" actually realize, as I expect the democrats will actually gain seats in the next mid-term election, not lose them, as so many are saying.

Should that happen, the term "We're screwed" will be the understatement of the millennium.


Debbie said...

At what point will the sheeple wake up and realize they are ALL screwed by the hope and change? You'd think The Traitor would have had more faith in his sheeple - giving a tax break to us folks would have an immediate increase in his popularity, I would think.

Dave said...

At what point will the sheeple wake up and realize they are ALL screwed by the hope and change?<

Debbie, I would say about the time they start erecting the check-point shacks at the entrances to their neighborhoods.

And even then I am not sure many of them will "get it."


DCG said...

When they show up at the checkpoints, they'll probably be expecting a check for gas for their cars!

Dave said...


LOL-Wouldn't surprise me in the least.


When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered. -Dorothy Thompson