Rebecca’s Bailout Plan ™

By on Sep 30, 2008 in Politics

This might be the only time I will say this: Thank you, thank you House Republicans for voting ‘No’ to Bush’s bullshit “bailout my friends and leave the american people with the debt” plan. I just got a new issue of the nation with their bailout plan. I haven’t read it yet so I’m sure I’ll have more to say on this topic later. If you haven’t yet, take a glance at Nader on the Bailout and Kucinich’s “Main Street Recovery Plan.” I, also, saw Paul Krugman on Keith Olberman tonight and he had some good points that found their way here. First, let’s start with what’s bad: Buying bank’s bad assets. Um, would you buy a house that was ruined by Katrina? No. It’s absurd. Giving Bush 700 Billion (or 350 Billion now and 350 Billion later unless you explicitly vote No) to do whatever the fuck he wants....

I’m not the only one with the Great Depression on the mind ….

By on Sep 19, 2008 in Politics

… according to the consumerist

Oh, FDR, how I adore thee

By on Sep 18, 2008 in Politics

“The present administration has either forgotten or it does not want to remember the infantry of our economic army. These unhappy times call for … plans … that build from the bottom up and not from the top down, that put their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the pyramid.” – FDR

The Great Depression v2.0

By on Sep 17, 2008 in Politics

I’ve been saying or hinting for a while now that the current fiscal crisis we are in is absolutely akin to the Great Depression. I think most people think (thought?) that I was overreacting. Well, now I’m, sadly, not the only one. McCain & Hoover: The fundamentals are strong!“The day before Hoover insisted that the fundamentals were strong was the day that came to be known as Black Thursday, when in heavy trading the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost about 9 percent of its value. And while, in endless stock-footage documentaries showing images of dumbfounded traders over a soundtrack of mournful jazz clarinets, the crash is supposed to begin the Great Depression, it wasn’t quite so. The real cause was the collapse of the banking system, which followed the crash in part because Hoover believed strong fundamentals would protect the economy from...

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Bullshit ….

By on Sep 10, 2008 in Politics

In writing my last post, I was googling to try to find the democratic party official or worker or something who said that while working for the democratic party, he didn’t have to listen to the left at all. Instead, I came across a random blog – I guess it can’t be that random if it showed up in google’s first page search results – some guy wrote about how both the Democrats and Republicans have it wrong. Don’t get me wrong, as evidenced by my voting for Nader, I think both parties have a lot of shaping up to do. However, this guy’s reasons for why the democrats need to shape up are right out of the Fox News play book. Seriously, dude, seriously. Before I, inappropriately, post a comment, I thought I’d share here my responses to his post: Democrats still believe in higher taxes, especially the higher income people to spend on the...