I’ve often thought that people who become lifelong politicians must have taken a career aptitude test at some point. In light of their complete lack of useful skills, I imagine their possible career paths included dung sculpture, politics, and circus performer.
Last week, flying in the face of their constituents, the dung sculptors in congress passed a “bailout bill.” Not the original bill that was frightening and socialistic – a revised bill that was frightening, socialistic, and included 100 billion in pork projects including (I’m not making this up) a huge amount of money to NASCAR track owners, funding for a company that manufactures wooden arrows…. the list goes on.
Alec “I want Republicans dead” Baldwin went on Bill “I’ve become a caricature of a liberal nutjob” Maher’s show and pointed out that only a person with the intellect of a toenail clipping would think this bill was a good idea, and that both parties are to blame for the mess in the first place.
When you have hard line communists like Baldwin slamming the Democrats in congress, you know we’ve entered uncharted territory.
The fact is, most of us will be fine. If you still have a lot of years in the workforce ahead of you and you’re not a chucklehead, you’ll probably keep your job and the stock market will work its way back up. It’s the people who were about to retire whose investments have gone down 25% in the last six months that I worry about. That’s the difference between enjoying a retirement filled with fun and vacations and living in a studio apartment and driving a Hyundai.
The government, of course, will bail out old people on the working middle classes’ nickel, so not to worry, old people. You can keep on selling out your kids and grandkids so you can travel to Europe during your retirement.
Greatest generation, my @#$@.