Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Government Shutdown Day 15: Obama Rejects House Proposal Before Hearing It; D-Day Approaches

October has always such a great time for a market crash, why not now?

Markets didn't seem to like the antics down in DC, closing at the lows of the day. More of that may be coming into focus soon.

Obama rejected a House proposal before the Republicans even announced what it was, a sure "jump the shark (and the snark)" moment for the worst-ever US president, and that's saying quite a bit, since there have been some notoriously bad ones.

Supposedly, the nation goes over the Default Deadline (it's total BS, like everything else coming out from inside the Beltway, after midnight tomorrow. While that's not exactly a true deadline, those in or near urban centers may have a few weeks to escape to the hinterlands before all hell breaks loose, which seems to be at the heart of the government's intent.

The Obamacare rollout has to be the worst ever in the history of government programs, again, saying quite a bit, since government work is usually quite shoddy.

Here's a quote that really nails it:

Let me get this straight. We've been "gifted" with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and "taxed" if we don't, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, declared deficit neutral by a CBO that only underestimated SS and medicare costs by about 100 trillion dollars, give or take a few trillion, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it, gaveled into law by a Speaker who states we have to pass the damnthing to find out what's in it, signed into law by a President who smokes, supported by a first diet guru with a derriere the size of a battleship beam, exclaimed to be a big friggindeal by a sleepy VP with Attention Deficit Disorder and a really bad plug job, considered to be such a great plan by the unions that hundreds of them supported it, then promptly applied for and were granted exemptions from it, enforced by an Attorney General with a terrible case of amnesia, policed by 16,000 new IRS agents who are "here to help you", with funding administered by a Treasury Secretary who "forgot" to pay his taxes, overseen by a Surgeon General who's obese, and financed by a country that's broke. What could possibly go wrong?
--posted as FoxNews comment by madashe11

Awesome video which explains the differences in economic philosophies of John Maynard Keynes and F.A. Hayek with a rap theme:

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