Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Trying To Make A Dollar
Wow. Dow's down 449 (as of 1:30 pm PST). I hope you bitches have been hoarding water and sewing money into your mattresses. Because this shit ain't hardly over.
From "Politicians Lie, Numbers Don't" -- Michael Kinsley
"The figures below are all from the annual Economic Report of the President, and the analysis is primitive. Nevertheless, what these numbers show almost beyond doubt is that Democrats are better at virtually every economic task that is important to Republicans.
In other words, there are no figures here about income inequality, or percentage of the population with health insurance, or anything like that. This exercise implicitly assumes that lower taxes are always good and higher government spending is always bad. There is nothing here about how clean the air is or how many children are growing up in poverty. The only point is that if you find the Republican mantra of lower taxes and smaller government appealing, and if you care only about how fast the economy is growing, not how that growth is shared, you should vote Democratic. Of course, if you do care about things like economic inequality and children's health, you should vote Democratic as well."