America still has the "most dynamic free-market economy on Earth," Obama said in an Oval Office meeting with one of his top economic advisors, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker.You say that like you think that's a good thing. Some socialist you are... I knew you were a phony, Barry. I knew it!
I'm sure you've already heard about Cramer Versus Stewart. Jon Stewart was on a roll last night. This part, I think, resonated:
"These guys at these companies were on a Sherman's March through their companies financed by our 401Ks and all the incentives for their companies were for short-term profit. And they burned the fucking house down with our money and walked away rich as hell."YES!
It's been often portrayed that if you're not in favor of Gecko-like Wall Street shenanigans then you're a free market hating commie socialist/fascist, but it's not so simple. You can be for the free market and still be against it's excesses.
This guy doesn't get that part:
"Cramer and the network can defend themselves, but what became clear to me is that Stewart really doesn't believe in the idea of a stock market where individuals can go to invest their money and build wealth over the long term."Then you missed Stewart's point. He is, in fact, in favor of individuals investing and building wealth for the long term.
He's just not in favor of short-term fraudsters ripping those individuals off! And neither am I.
In other news, Forbes came out wiht their new list of billionaires and not surprisingly, a Mexican drug lord made the list. This prohibition thing is working out...for the drug lords.
Speaking of stupid policies, Texas governor Rick Perry is rejecting hundreds of millions in federal stimulus money. This move is red meat for the right wing, but a big "Fuck you" to the unemployed.
Too bad for Perry, the unemployed are starting to outnumber the wingnuts...
But I do pity him for having to make the tough decisions. If Texas seceded from the Union and elected Chuck Norris president, they wouldn't even have the option to take federal stimulus money.
I imagine there's a lot of proud Americans that live in Texas that don't want to live in Tim McVeigh's utopia, so the likelihood of that is pretty slim I'd say.