Since the Roosevelt era, it has been long assumed that Keynesian economics, basically Govt. spending on a huge scale, cured the Great Depression. It has been a long used mantra of the Democratic Party because their motivations were spending and redistribution. Those who know a bit more about economics will clarify that it was not spending that ended the Great Depression, but rather World War II.
Think about it–suppose you were to borrow a large sum of money via multiple credit cards. You then took that money, and rather than spend it on your own small business, were to squander it on comic books and snack foods. Sure, this will help the manufacturers of said items in the short term. But what happens when the credit runs out? Well….shhh…don’t tell the President, but it means you are broke. And while you might still want to buy comics and junk food, you are penniless. To the Keynesian the solution is to try and open up new credit cards and spend freely, hoping that at some point a miracle will happen and you will be hired by Hostess. The truth of the matter is, you are simply moving money around, and aquiring debt in the process. Eventually, your credit runs out and you are worse off than before.
If most people instead took their own money, and perhaps had a tax cut to increase the amount of money they actually had (after all, Govt is a sink hole where money goes to die) and invested it in a small business, and hired some employees, your chances of increasing your money personally increases. Of course, employed people and businesses also pay more taxes than the unemployed, so the amount of money going to the Govt naturally increases as well.
The falsity of Keynesian economics is one perpetuated by ivory-tower thinkers who have never run a business of their own. President Barack Obama is in that group. These people have a hard time fully understanding the basics of how things run, and how Capitalism increases economic activity, and how Government and taxation spoils economic activity. They think the “money tree” is debt, but it is actually small and large business that produces money via production of goods and services. Naturally, when a dollar is produced via business, that business in turn may reinvest a portion of that money on employees, expansion, or retooling. Govt spends the same money on more employee benefits with a zero sum gain.
The election of Barack Obama has exposed Leftism for what it is: basically a “pie in the sky” belief in false principles that don’t work in the real world. The President has done something that the Conservatives have had little luck in promoting, basically the falsehood of Governement as savior. Mr Obama has instead shown Government spending and taxation, and Keynesianism for what it is—the destroyer of nations.
I found it laughable that during the G8/G20 summits that the President seemed to be a man alone. European leaders, who are struggling with long-term Socialist and Keynesian principles basically told him to “go blow” as he talked about the need for spending Trillions more on so-called “Stimulus”. At the same time one might also have been scared by Obama’s stance, as it made clear his complete incompetence and shallow intellect. This man, who was to be the glory of Leftism, may instead prove to be it’s inevitable destroyer. His blind loyalty to ideology, his lack of introspection and self-correction, these are the qualities of a Dictator.
The President, if he were as brilliant as he thinks he is, would understand that slavery is a bitter pill to swallow. It takes time and a good portion of honey (provided by the media) to slowly lull the uninformed masses to bear the yoke. Instead, this foolish man has rushed out and spoken of his unlimited power, grabbed the American citizen by the wrist, and struggles to lock on the cuffs, while shouting, “You are acting…stupidly!”.
The shockwaves of this will linger for generations. And it will be spoken of in History books, about the grand dictatorial vision of a small man with oratory capability who tried to ruin the greatest nation on Earth to prove a “theory”, Keynesianism, and failed.
Hot Air talks about the move by San Francisco to ban travel to Arizona by public employees in a recent story.
Eager to burnish the city’s reputation as a Liberal enclave, it seems that Mayor Gaven Newsome quickly jumped at the chance to make a headline. Illegals take note, one of the most friendly sanctuary cities in America toward you is San Francisco.
I have a solution that I think would aid both Arizona, and the illustrious and deteriorating (although beatiful) city of San Francisco:
Give a free one way ticket to any illegal who wants to relocate to San Francisco.
This is a great solution. Think about it, Arizona can reduce it’s problems with illegal immigration, the lawlessness, the high unemployment, the benefit costs, and they can say they are looking out for illegals. After all, if you move to an American safe haven, they don’t have to return to Mexico.
San Francisco can then claim the highest illegal population in America. They can change their city language to Spanish, and staunchly enforce it. Speaking English will become a “no no”. Sure, it will be costly, but considering that Nancy Pelosi is your congressman, just ask her for the money to do it. It is for a worthy cause.
Overnight, San Francisco can become Mexico, and why not?
Right now, illegals already want to leave Arizona. People will not pick up day laborers, for fear of breaking State (which mirrors unenforced Federal) law.
Everyone gets what they want: Arizona residents, who favor the new law, get to rid their state of many problems, while San Francisco can express it’s endless political and Social Liberalism.
I am sure that if a fund is made to help pay for this, the American people will help out these people. Since 60% of Americans support Arizona, a great many will contribute to the “Illegal relocation project”. Sure, a ticket can also be back to Mexico or whatever country of origin if you wish, or to San Francisco.
Let’s make this happen people!
Another CNN reporter “owned” by a Conservative business man.
It is pretty hilarious how the reporter seems to ponder why anyone would need an AK 47. That is not the point, people have the right to own one if they wish. Further, if an advertisement for an auto dealership offends your sensibilities, then don’t buy a car from them.
This video really defines the Liberal mentality well, and reflects it upon what the average American believes. Basically, to the CNN reporter, there are a few “truths” which she feels are basic, but are actually Liberal baloney of the highest order:
AK 47s, being an “ugly gun” are not needed in our society.
The AK 47 is probably the most popular gun in the world. It is highly reliable, and can work with little lubrication, in the sand and mud, ect. It is also an effective deer rifle. The Maxmotors representative makes a great point about how 2 people and their foster children were attacked and killed with firearms that were likely illegal, as they may have been fully automatic. AK 47s sold in the US are not fully automatic. I am not saying that an AK would be my first choice for home defense, but it certainly would work as one.
The use of “God” in an advertisement.
I wonder if this woman actually thinks that any reference to God, be it Jesus, Buddha, Allah, ect. is illegal to use or in some way offensive. Again, if the people that buy trucks and cars object to this, they will not buy from Maxmotors. But it seems to be working for them.
The use of “American” in an advertisement.
Yep, we have gotten to the point in Obama’s America…oops, I mean in Obama’s “equal world entity” where the use of the word “America” is not longer politically correct. You can see who these CNN people voted for, and at the same time they think we are stupid enough not to notice.
Personally, I could care less if someone used “satan” in an ad for a blender. I just wouldn’t buy that product if it offended me. To the Left, words that they disagree with need to be banned, and the mere mention of a gun eradicated from society.
Youtube clip: This is from the LA Coffee Party, apparently showcasing some of the most out of touch and apparently quaalude-taking members of the Left. Sure, it is nice to finally not see a bunch of screaming members of Code Pink shout their hatred for America, but this bunch is truly boring.
Again, it is interesting to note the constant talk of “Change” and “Progress” (yes, in reference to Progressivism) that these people spew. But I also think that their bizarre belief that “any change is good” is foolish. Was the “Change” in Germany that promoted Adolph Hitler to power “good change”? Or for that matter, the rise of Communism?
What the Coffee Party is is the less vocal Liberals trying to seem compelling in their promotion of Obamaism. They like to talk about “free healthcare” when anyone knows that nothing is free. One woman states in the above video that she is single and would like to “date” her Government. This is what happens when a person believes so strongly in Government as “Mama and Papa” that they are willing to trade their very lives, souls, and every freedom for the nanny State.
The individual thinking man and woman should be alarmed at the passive acceptance of these people toward a fate of progressive slavery. It would seem that their motto should be “Suicide is painless” or “Just go along with the flow”. And I guess if you take enough “ludes” you might say the same thing.
Are they actually drinking the Coffee, or the Kool-Aid?
I for one disdain the non-thinker who is willing to trade their existance for the cause of entitlement. To believe in serfdom over individualism is loathsome. It is as I have said many times before, apathy is the killer of nations. Simply “Let it happen” is their motto.
Change is not a word meaning Marxism, although these people think it is. They think it is great to talk about how great the French have it, but discount that nations innate problems. Once a great power in the world, France is now a paper Tiger that purrs rather than roars. The recent mass demonstrations by Muslims burning cars and attacking citizens is sign enough of that grim fact.
One can also see the glory of Marxism in Greece, where most of the Government workers have walked off the job and joined the screaming throngs for the fear that their Govt will be forced to cut their monstrous benefits. Can we be far away from this sort of behavior? After all, Government is becoming the nation’s biggest employer.
Youtube clip: Just another example of the tolerance of the Left from Janeane Garafalo and Rosie O’Donell. Notice that these people actually believe they are mentally superior to others, yet refuse to debate anyone who does not share their views.
I always find it amusing when distinguished members of the Left characterize members of the Tea Party as hateful or paranoid. Generally, they wind up showing their own hate and paranoia in the process. Just take the case of this blogger in “Psychology Today”, as he depicts us and our supposed mental illness:
These tea-party folks seem to most liberals-well, to most of us who live in the “reality community,” or, as I like to call it, “reality”-like crazy types
Well, not only is that pretty poorly written, but what the heck is the “reality community”? Does Kate Gosselin also hate the Tea Party?
Dr Michael Bader then goes on to state his true “empathy” for the Tea Party:
I hate these folks but I also understand them. And, well, uh, I also empathize with them. They share the same psychology as the paranoid patients I treat every day. The only difference is that the paranoid beliefs of the tea-party movement are political while those in my consulting room are of a more personal nature.
Hmm, you hate us? How sad, because we don’t hate you. In fact, we don’t even know who you are. One has to wonder what sort of circles one has to run in to gain access to being a blogger on “Psychology Today”, but I guess Leftism must be a big part of it.
Well first of all, to be “paranoid” in the same way as a patient in a mental hospital is, one must also consider their beliefs to be delusions, no? So what exactly are the delusions of the Tea Party? Lets examine this further:
1. Global Warming is a scam by some people to make money.
Lets ask Al Gore, who has earned 500 million dollars by selling practically meaningless “Carbon credits”. And now, despite the East Anglia/IPCC scandal, and Dr Phil Jones admission that “There has been no substantive Global Warming in 15 years…” it seems that this is hardly a delusion. It is fact.
2. Barack Obama is a Socialist who wants to confiscate large portions of the US economy.
Wow, this is hard one to prove. Well, not really–the fact is that via the stimulus bill we have not gained a single job, and also did not do much to save Banks or 2 out of 3 of United States auto companies. What was accomplished? The Govt took control of some banks and auto companies, and this is in line with Marxism. A delusion? Hardly. Socialists find ways to take over industry, they either demonize it out of business, or they take it outright.
3. Obama, Pelosi, and Reid are acting like Dictators.
Closed door sessions to produce a 2700 page Healthcare bill, exclusion of Republicans, ignoring the public will, and using reconciliation on a non-budgetary bill; If this isn’t acting like a Dictator, I don’t know what is. Do they need to ask for martial law?
The accusations of Dr Bader are hilarious. So esconced are his type as to have an Ivory tower superiority that I would hate to think he would also apply to his patients, but that he probably does. He strikes out at a majority of Americans who happen to disagree with his Leftist views, and assumes that we are the sick ones?
A good example of the the true mental illness of the Left is Hollywood. It’s king? Sean Penn of course.
Penn recently angrily defended Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez, for well, being a dictator:
“Every day, this elected leader is called a dictator here, and we just accept it, and accept it” said Penn, winner of two Best Actor Academy Awards. “And this is mainstream media, who should — truly, there should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies.”
Only a relatively stupid person such as Sean Penn would say completely opposite remarks in the same statement. Basically, that we should be jailed for saying a Dictator is jailing people. In most minds this would be easily seen as the sign of confusion, but it is old hat for Penn, who recently said this about the “haters”:
“Do I hope that those people die screaming of rectal cancer? Yeah. You know, but I’m not going to spend a lot of energy on it.”
Lol, I love it. First he says he wants people jailed for exercising their 1st Amendment right to free speech, then he wishes everyone who disagrees with him to “die screaming of rectal cancer”.
Basically Sean, I think you already make them feel like they have rectal cancer.
How do you say, “Entitlement Mentality”? Now we can see why California is in so much trouble. What is most amusing is how indignant this woman gets by having the “best tech guy” tell her she has basically been committing a crime for over a year and a half.
Liberalism at it’s finest: when she is nicely corrected on the fact that other people pay for her internet, this woman says, “Well they should bring that cost down…”
“Well people can’t steal food simply because they think it is too expensive.” As if this needs explanation. Has this woman ever read “Les Miserables”?
Priceless indeed, lessons learned.
I do not make these sorts of accusations without them having some merit. Let me explain.
Today I noticed an article on the “Coffee Party”; Supposedly, these are openminded individuals who love America, believe in citizen governance, but differ from the Tea Party in that they want our politicians to “get together” and get things done. Hmm, I thought, are these people for real?
Upon checking out their website, all seemed nice and moderate. The young lady on the opening video was well spoken and attractive. I signed up, and watched a video I found very interesting called “US Army Veteren: Tea Party doesn’t represent me”. Fine, I thought, lets see what he has to say.
Soon I realized the goal: Talk reasonably about such things as the Constitution, and “fiscal Conservatism”, but then interject how badly we need Govt to do it’s job. I decided to leave a comment, and see what sort of responses I would get. Here is what I wrote:
With all due respect to Alan, especially for his service to our country, I have to wonder about his true beliefs.
At first I hear some great things, such as the fact that we need to reduce spending, preserve Constitutional liberties, ect. But as I listen further, this stance seems to soften, becoming more “Well, but we need Govt program A costing 2 trillion dollars” Or “We need to let illegals have amnesty because we can’t really send them back”. No offense, but these are not the words of a fiscal Conservative or any sort of Conservative, Sir. It might be more of a “John McCain” variety, but certainly not Reagan.
I am intrigued by the idea of the “Coffee Party” movement, being a member of the Tea Party movement myself. So far, it seems to be a “Suicide is painless” sort of outreach to a small minority of people who want to have “Mommy Govt” provide our every need. Sure, they seem to say that the American people are the boss, but then go on to say they want to command our Politicians to enact legislation that will break the US economy.
I think this is silly and reckless. Further, I assume that the Coffee Party respects the lives of our children enough to not stick them with the bill for their Liberalism. You do, right?
What confuses me is the duality of your message:
1. We are the bosses of the Govt (I agree)
2. We want the govt to enact harmful legislation when Social Security and Medicare are already going broke. (this I do not understand)
Respectfully, I ask for an explanation.
This is what came up when I clicked “Preview”:
I think that there are 2 that should be tackled in tandem. Healthcare is a done deal. It may not be what EVERYONE wants, but it does have some legs to it, and now the only direction that this issue can go is up now. In other words, the foundation of keeping the insurance companies at bay with FORCING them to pay for the coverage that they are supposed to be giving their customers in the first place; which is pathetic in itself! The 2 issues that we need to take care of now SIMULTANEOUSLY is job creation AND financial reform. We NEED jobs, so that is self explanatory; however, I feel that finance is where America needs to fix ASAP! Wall Street has their hands in EVERYTHING: Healthcare, Environment reform, Immigration(big business racing to the bottom with wages) reform, ELECTIONS, etc. Money moves EVERYTHING! We need to monitor and regulate the flow of ALL funding in our country. We need regulate campaign contributions, PAC contributions, questionable investment vehicles, money trading, etc. I feel that money is the trunk of the tree and all the other issues are the branches. Take care of the source, and the others will follow along by necessity
At first I thought I was looking at someone elses comment, but after trying several times to get my own comments to post, I realized that this might not be a mistake. I then made sure to quickly copy this to this blog entry, so as to keep a record, then hit “save”.
As of this writing (9:11 am central) my comment is still under moderation. Will the false comment shilling for big Govt be posted? Or will my original comments? Only time will tell.
Basically, I smell a rat.
Update (8:25 pm central): So far there is no post, either the one I actually posted OR the fraudulant one. Perhaps they simply deleted it, which is almost as bad. I will continue to monitor.
Update (6:54 am central): I noticed that a poster on Hotair.com has a full profile of “Coffee Party” umm founder, Annabel Park. Let’s just say that she appears “hand picked” for the project.
Proof it is astroturf:Annabel Park Annabel ParkProducer-Director 9500 Liberty
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Current•Producer/Co-director at 9500 Liberty
Past•National Coordinator at 121 Coalition
•Strategy Analyst at The New York Times
•University of Oxford
Connections 103 connections IndustryMedia Production
She is a left wing filmmaker from Wash DC (surprise, surprise!)
margretto on February 27, 2010 at 9:25 AM
I posted another comment on the site, or at least attempted to this morning. Upon hitting “preview” I simply saw a single message, “test”.
Perhaps their site is not working? For a well funded tool of the Left, one would think they would have their act together enough to post comments.