I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is
like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the
handle. -- Winston Churchill
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it
costs when it's free! -- P.J. O'Rourke
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the
support of Paul. -- George Bernard Shaw
And from our Corvette driving friend..............
A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which
debt he proposes to pay off with your money. -- G. Gordon Liddy
Being a social liberal and a fiscal conservative, I'm really on the fence.
Opinion, FWIW, is that the economy will recover sooner rather than later,
and at least the borrowed money is going toward things that have value now
(infrastructure) and in the future (clean energy). But he'll have to take
on entitlements if he wants to solve this mess, and does anybody have enough
guts for that?
To stay on-topic, I think GM is collateral damage from the cowboys of Wall
Street. If there's outrage it ought to at least be directed to the right
'93 40th Anniversary coupe, 6 sp (both tops)
"The current vice of unbridled/unregulated
capitalism is a design which ensures personal
profit while displacing risk onto the public
sector." -pj (2009)
Gosh, this doesn't look like capitalism. More
like some mixture of Plutocracy, Oligarchy and
Yesterday we were informed that many GM
bondholders have hedged their bond investments
with credit default swaps. So, they ain't
sweating BK by GM.
Why is it that I think those swaps are from
underfunded outfits? And, why is it that I
think I'm about to be screwed by another bailout
of an underfunded outfit that, "can't be allowed
All probably advised by attorneys working for a
Limited Liability Corporation (LLC)!
The nation is not trying to tax itself into prosperity, its trying to spend
itself into prosperity. I thinks its related to "trickle down economics."
I used to listen to him on the radio about 15 years ago in DC because he did
have some interesting views, but he's a hypocrite and morally bankrupt. He
helped organized the raid at Watergate and all he ever talked about was that
he went to prison because he didn't cooperate with the investigation, never
mind that what he did was illegal and just plain wrong. He would rant about
gays in the military would destroy the armed forces one minute and then
blast Clinton as a draft dodger the next. I used to think if Clinton were
gay then he wouldn't have anything to rant about.
"Raid" it was actually the SOP political espionage "sneak in" that the
parties did at the time. They just got caught via a piece of tape.
Nowadays each campaign gets hacker released from prison - to help "raid" for
The former is called "breaking and entering", and the later is called
"unlawful access to stored communications", both are felonies. If you got
to traffic court because you were doing 75 in a 55 and you use the defense
"everyone else was going 75" your still going to be found guilty and pay a
As bad as J Edgar was I thought of an accurate bumper sticker.
"America's War on Terror...Where is J Edgar Hoover when you need him?"
As an example, here in suburban Chicago the "G" (aka FBI) arrested 15
muslims in one suburb of Chicago, including one who talked to one of the
hijackers of 9/11. If J Edgar were alive they wouldn't arrest any of the 15.
Like 8 of the 15 would "disapear" a few more would have fatal car accidents,
a few more would commit suicide with a bullet to the back of the head, over
doses, armed robberies but they didn't take anything etc.
Ouch, I'm so hurt. So politics are not involved in GM's business today? Interesting.
If you think I'm liberal or conservative you have not assessed my thinking very well. I'd much rather do with much less government than more, and that 'more' is not going to help GM.
Your comments will certainly be missed.
offending messages for no good reason.<BR></BLOCKQUOTE>You ever see one of
those YouTube videos that have either a sexy babe on the "cover" or some other
interesting topic but when you play it is shows you some pimpled teenager
rattling on about nothing important. Feel dupped? So did I with this thread.
Misleading subject (GM, help is here?) then a post totally devoid of anything
to do about the subject. <BR><BR>Dad, leave your liberal ranting someplace
else. It has no business being here.<BR><BR>Thread killed....<BR><BR>
<DIV class=moz-signature>-- <BR><A href="http://defaria.com ">Andrew
DeFaria</A><BR><SMALL><FONT color=#999999>Humor is a rubber sword - it allows
you to make a point without drawing blood. - Mary Hirsch</FONT></SMALL>
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