Wait. Has that title been taken already?
Well, what the hell. If the shoe fits…then haul them both at Rush Limbaugh.
Limbaugh writes an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal—I know, right?—advising President Obama to blithely indulge in the Two Santas strategem. Really.
Why President Obama should listen to a man who has conditionally hoped for his failure, and why anyone should listen to any idiot neoconservative regarding economics, and why the WSJ is giving this big fat idiot a single column inch is beyond me. Nonetheless, Comedian Rush Limbaugh has suggested his own stimulus package:
I say, cut the U.S. corporate tax rate — at 35%, among the highest of all industrialized nations — in half. Suspend the capital gains tax for a year to incentivize new investment, after which it would be reimposed at 10%. Then get out of the way! Once Wall Street starts ticking up 500 points a day, the rest of the private sector will follow.
First of all, who gives a rat’s ass hair what you say? America’s been the goose for your foie gras for far too long. Even your own Republigoats didn’t believe in supply-side until that traitor Raygunner. HW called it “voodoo.” Everyone used to call it “trickle down.” You know why? Because what it really means is that all the rest of us are getting pissed on.
Yours, Comedian Rush Limbaugh, are the people who believed it was acceptable to ship money out on pallets and not to demand a receipt. They did this not just once, in Iraq, but a second time as well, as with the $350 bazillion bailout. Why should we listen to anything you have to say about anything much more important than whether or not to double-lace one’s shoelaces?
Yes, you fat stupid fuckpig, getting “out of the way” is always such a wonderful idea. As we all know, people are rational, long-sighted creatures who will always do the right thing and will never allow greed to sway them to create foolish investment instruments. The market is a beautiful, mythical creature that eats rainbows and poots marshmallows and money. Yes, government infrastructure investment is, without a doubt, a complete waste of money—though it does include the pleasant side effect of having an infrastructure afterward that has actually been invested in, which doesn’t seem like a bad idea in light of Bridge 9340.
Comedian missed it. In November 2008, the American people took a step back, reviewed what was happening, and rather decisively indicated that it was time to do things differently. What we need now, what actually works, is a muscular monetary policy, which means that Uncle Sam needs to upgrade some bridges and fix the grid. Rush Limbaugh, John Boner, and all the rest of the lot of them need to STFD and STFU and let the Democrats clean up the rotten, fetid mess they’ve created for all of us. Again.
On a more personal note: For years, and I mean as long as I can remember—and I’ve been around here for a long, long time—near the bus and subway stop where I leave my suburb for downtown, a Chinese restaurant existed. Not anymore. There is a “For Lease” sign on the old Hunan. A Ruby Tuesday restaurant—a chain I resent the hell out of for appropriating one of the most classic songs ever created—that is directly beside the subway stop, has also gone under.
How bad are things when you can’t keep a restaurant, one a long-running success, the other a familiar chain, open with such a winner of a location? You’re right on top of a major Metro hub, and you can’t make the lease?
Get under your desks, kids. The next wave is coming.