No offense to my favorite bald melon-headed hunter, but Elmer FUD ( yes I know it is FUDD) is the only thing I think of reading this latest Bush warning. But, it looks like this time, it is all for real. 700 Billion dollars. There are 11 zeros there, folks. We cannot give health care for kids at 7 Billion. Too expensive. 10 Billion a month in Iraq? P-shaw. Chicken feed.
The last time I saw a number that was this long, it was on the title of one of the worst movies I have ever sat through. And hell, the number just seemed longer cause it sucked so bad…Turns out it only had 5 zeros.
The conventional idiot politician (un) wisdom is that this is still from the sub-prime mortgage situation. Duh. Why did they let it happen? What did we as voters miss? Why did so many people sign up for this? Watch for the resurgence off the new Cash Economy. Assuming our cash has any value after all this. Might be time to start buying powdered milk and shotgun shells.
I do not pretend to understand all the financials behind this. But, it seems like the “spend more than you have practice” is catching up with all of us in one way or another.
Using more gas than you need and driving too large a car?..Woops…
Finance your house for more than it is worth? Woops.
I guess aside from the continuation of the Bush ‘keep em scared tactics’, which seem to have conjured into real reasons to be scared now, we have to find a way to move away from the idiot politician wisdom, and into the realm of what we know is right, but seldom do, know what is the correct path, but seldom take. Time for hard choices, not easy money. Should be an interesting year. All of us have a lot of learning to do.
Watching McCain respond and then watching Obama respond is like a ‘Goofus and Gallant‘ comic strip. McCain, stiff and blinking like he is still in the POW camp sending message home ( blink blink- hole cold, please send hay,-blink –hate rice,blink blink-any spare blink blink-IQ points you have). Stopping his campaign to work on ‘the economy’ which translates into ‘get my stock moved into something of value’ or ‘the United State needs a break from that huge ball of SUCK I call a campaign”. Obama called some heavy hitters, got advice, and commented after gathering facts. McCain just shot his mouth off. He’d make a great follow up to Bush. We cannot let that happen.