Those who’ve been here a while will know that I’m not keen on Socialism.
I have my reasons. We can start with the USSR – that’s Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and add in Nazi – that’s National Socialist party. But mostly just that it reliably fails. I go into that in other postings of a more serious bent.
Here, we’re going to have a bit of fun. I’ve run into some funny Youtube parodies and just can’t let them pass:
First up, one that recognizes the problem of spending everyone else’s money:
This one is particularly poignant to me as my Aunt in Britain needed a knee replacement, that never quite ever happened…
OK, just a reminder of what got wrapped up in 2009, so we’ve got some context:
And good old Barney Frank who drove all the things through the Finance committee that broke the banks, literally. He dodges, ducks, and weaves, but his party has been in charge and he’s been running the committee through this whole mess:
This one is a bit ‘out of date’ as it’s from the Presidential Primary era, but still well done:
As our president, he’s run on a great platform. We’re going to have the most transparent government ever:
So have we gotten that?
Though eventually he got elected:
So, now he’s sunk his teeth into that tire of that car and caught it. Time for him to fix everything, right?
And after “fixing” the financial and medical systems, what’s next on the hit list? Why, energy!
But what if the heating earth is not caused by CO2? Maybe AlGore can fix that…
But surely, at the end of it all, can’t we all just get along? After all, isn’t this land, my land and your land?
Then again, we have a new Senate, and Iran is still making that bomb (to put on missiles it gets from North Korea; that just shelled South Korea and hates the USA)…
So who knows what’s going to happen next. One thing for sure, though, it’s going to be an interesting ride… Now if we can just figure out how to do it while persevering free market capitalism and individual freedoms. Oh, and maybe keep some value in our currency, lest it inflate to ruin. Then again, maybe we could get back on the Gold Standard (as required in the constitution…) after it all collapses… In any case, get ready for more Porkulus via Quantitive Easing Two, or QE-2:
(Though, in all honesty, The Ber-Nank has a hope of succeeding… but “Hope is not a strategy. -E.M.Smith”)
Though I’m think’in there just might be a different “solution” in the works…
Yeah, that “Works for me” ;-)