Friday, July 31, 2009
The Depression Has Been Canceled
I think President Hoover ran on a slogan “A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.” So with the new car rebate program in full force, it’s just a case of which comes first the car or the chicken. We have an old 1995 Dodge Caravan that qualifies. I can’t sell it for $2,000 because no one has two grand lying around. Now the government wants to give me $4,500 for the Caravan so I can buy a new car.
The odd thing, this program is to replace clunkers that get bad gas mileage. The damn thing is, the Caravan gets 25 miles to the gallon which is 3 better than my newer fuel efficient Mazda 626. I guess this is where the chickens come in. If you are stealing them, you want to make as little noise as possible. I wonder if Volkswagen is on the clunker list?
Then we have the meeting of the big three; The President, a Harvard Professor, and a police officer. The Harvard Professor was instructing Obama how to kick in the door if he gets locked out of the White House. And the cop was suggesting what not to add to the word “mother” when greeting a police officer, answering a burglary call. Going to the White house for one can of beer has to be some sort of punishment.
It could be just my imagination, but have you noticed that Obama is always standing in front of one or more American flags? It kind of reminds me of a little man who wrote Mein Kampf, he always had a flag behind him. Plus the President’s face is popping up on every magazine I subscribe too, why?? Let the girl he married enjoy his face; give me and my magazines a break.
If we travel back to the Hoover administration and also to FDR; Government did not get us out of the depression. They made it last longer. They raised the taxes of every worker with the promise of Social Security retirement. There was no income tax back then for the masses.
When the government calculates who pays taxes it always comes out to be the rich, Social Security isn’t even considered, that’s a “retirement plan.” They have been spending this non tax for regular government and handing IOU’s to the Social Security Fund. This new health care will be the same sort of tax. Most people from the age of 20 to the age of 60 will end up paying $5,000 a year into it and maybe have a boil lanced or a cut stitched up. Free medical will raise about 1.5 trillion a year for the government to spend if everyone is working.
With this new clunker rebate program, it looks like we will all be working for a car company.I don’t think that the guy managing the rebate plan for clunkers could get a ride on the short bus, they might be dumb but they’re not stupid. We are financing more debt unless the purchaser can pay cash for the balance. This plan works for all the wrong reasons. It’s a little like mixing Viagra and Ex-lax. The results are guaranteed, the order isn't.