Saturday, June 20, 2009
Well, Well Look What The Cat Dragged In...
Former President turned exiled monk George W. Bush broke his vow of silence by giving a speech promising not to directly criticize the new president before proceeding to bash the hell out of the man's dumbass policies.
You see, Dubya is confident his administration's policies of war, torture, bankruptcy, and blind self-interest are responsible for the current wave of prosperity and joy the country is riding high upon.
So without tooting his horn too much, George thinks it would be wise to heed his advice and not let that Barry dude trick America into thinking he knows more than old Dubya about what this country needs.
And that for one does not include nationalizing the banks, auto industry, and other corporate icons of American business acumen. This is the mighty U.S. of A God Damn It not some socialist experiment in Soviet Russia.
"Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States."
Or in Bush's case, create an environment where predatory lenders and Wall Street fat cats take risks on subprime mortgages to expand their bank account.
If there's anything George knows, "It's going to be the private sector that leads this country out of the current economic times we're in. You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money."
Ah yes. but the question is, can you waste your money better than the government can?
"There are a lot of ways to remedy the situation without nationalizing health care. I worry about encouraging the government to replace the private sector when it comes to providing insurance for health care."
Duh. Everyone knows the private sector is perfectly capable of running industries without pesky government meddling. Just ask GM and Lehman Brothers. They'll tell you how well that worked out for them.