Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I knew it...I just knew it!

I knew the Republicans were going to cave.  Not because they always cave, but because that is how the game works when a "two party system" system is in reality a sham.  Oh sure
“We all agree Obamacare is an abomination. We all agree taxes are too high. We all agree spending is too high. We all agree Washington is getting in the way of job growth. We all agree we have a real debt crisis that will cripple future generations. We all agree on these fundamental conservative principles....
And sure, they “fought the good fight”--in a pig's eye.  What they actually did was a carefully choreographed dance with the outcome decided long before, and dragged out until the 11th hour just to be sure the sheep were good and panicked.  Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't all have bets down on Wall Street as well, just so they could score a few more bucks for themselves.

We have gotten the government we deserve.  Half the population can vote to steal from the labors of the other half.  Hardly anyone tries to educate themselves on how things really work in this country so they can protect themselves.  Most people pull the lever for whoever the media scares them into voting for this time, because the sons of whores on the other side want to cut Medicare, Social Security, Food Stamps and serve baby sandwiches at their cross burnings, which are all a prelude to rounding up all those damn so-and-sos on the other side and herding them off a cliff somewhere to the strains of the Koniggraetzer March.

I don't think I had dared hope that something good would come from this--as a matter of fact, I was sort of hoping we'd go ahead and default on the national debt and get the party started while I was not so old that I might have some vague chance of seeing the other side of the chain of events that a default would start.

Instead, we're going to kick that poor miserable can a little further down the road.  We're going to drag this out, spend more money we don't have, pile up more unpayable debt and in general ensure that when whatever it is that's going to happen happens, it's going to be even worse than it would have been if it happened tomorrow.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but I strenuously suggest that you prepare like your life depends on it, for it may very well do so.

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