I’m sure all of you joined the nation in watching the live State of the Onion last night. I have to admit, the most ironic moment of the night was when Bush said “Last year my attempts to fix social security were shot down in the senate” and then the Democrats applauded. I’m so thrilled they’re happy about killing social security reform. It gives me warm fuzzies.
Actually, I don’t really care, because I know that my generation will never see a penny, regardless what reform attempts are made. I’ve resigned myself to this fact. I learned the lesson from Amway… in a pyramid, only the people at the top get to win (in this case, the “Greatest Generation”).
So what was the State of the Onion all about? I’ll summarize.
“I’m sorry you don’t like me, but at least I’m not a chronic pessimist, you Democrat swine.”
I have to admit, it was refreshing to have some positive energy coming from Washington, even if it was largely crap. I’m not a fan of W. by any stretch. However, I’d much prefer him over John Marx Kerry.
Bush called for the tax cuts to be made permanent. And the Democrats booed. This comes as no surprise to anyone, because the Democrats have consistenly run on the platform of “We’ll raise taxes and give your money to people that are less deserving and don’t work.” This platform has not served them well, as most of America believes that hard work and responsibility should be rewarded, not laziness and ignorance.
Bush talked about the war on terror. And let me clarify my position. I don’t think Iraq was ever a threat, certainly not as much as Syria, North Korea, Pakistan, and China. But do we attack them? No. I don’t get it. Frankly, Saudi Arabia produced most of the 9/11 terrorist, yet we pat them on the butt and tell them they’re great because we get a lot of oil from them.
Eff the Saudis.
W talked a lot about alternative energy. Now, regardless his track record on energy or his obvious ties to oil… when he’s right, he’s right. I’m only sorry that we took 87 billion to rebuild New Orleans when we could have put 87 billion towards energy research. Or perhaps the eleventy gillion dollars we’ve spent in Iraq… how many hydrogen fuel stations could we have built with eleventy gillion dollars?
Bush talked about education. Now, we all know that the Democrats solution to the education problems are to hook up an IV of an extra 100 gillion dollars a year to the system. Money = Successful schools if you’re of that persuasion. Of course, the evidence does not support this claim, as the number of dollars per student has climbed to ridiculous levels, and the test scores are slightly lower than Bobo the Chimp. Kansas City Missouri lost their accreditation a couple of years ago. They said money would fix it. It hasn’t. It turns out that the students parents are spacktards and the school officials are spacktards, and thus, the students turn out to be spacktards, too.
The Democrats response was impotent, as expected. Senator “Weird Brow” from Virginia gave the response. (Incidentally, his nickname came from the fact that his eyebrow was raised during the entire speech, making him look like a creepy used car salesman)
He kept making comparisons between Virginia and the United States. Now, I wasn’t aware that the economics of being a state was similar to the economics of being a country. Perhaps I missed that day in Macroeconomics. It turns out, states can’t actually PRINT their own money, and the US government can… It also turns out that states have lots of power to dictate things within their own borders that the US government isn’t allowed to mess with. Something about the Constitution, yada yada.
So why did the Senator from Virginia keep making comparisons between the “commonwealth” and the United States?
Well, there are several reason. First, the Democrats aren’t in charge of anything larger than a state at the moment, so their experience is limited. Second, their success on a national level has been somewhere between “atrocious” and “suck.” Third, they have a propensity for pointing out what they did on a small level and claiming they can do it on a large level.
Ooh. I’m so impressed that Virginia figured out how to balance their budget by taxing the crap out of people. The US government doesn’t have the same implications when they don’t balance their budget.
According to Keynes, deficit spending is the CORRECT thing to do in a recessionary period. Duh. This has proven to be effective in curbing recession after recession. You know what happens when you tax MORE when people are making LESS and are unemployed? You drive the economy into oblivion. You think deficits are bad, try living through a depression.
Idiots. And as soon as the Democrats are back in power (god forbid) they will raise taxes and drive business out of the country. Then they’ll have to block free trade agreements to force companies to stay here. Then the companies will go bankrupt because companies in other countries have lower tax rates and wages. Then we’ll have a depression.
IncrediIncredipete has spoken.