The Dullwitted Duo

I find it utterly incredible that any rank and file citizens of the US would even consider voting for McCain/Palin (the very best the Republicans have to offer). There is no disputing the fact that the current Republican president is a criminal. There is blatant evidence now that he and his Republican controlled Congress (for 6 years) have sent the US spiralling into economic chaos. His $700 billion dollar solution won’t solve the underlying problems at all but will tie the hands of his successor’s chance of any reasonably quick reform.

I don’t think that McCain flip flops with his stand on issues. I think that he can’t remember day by day what his stance is! His senility is obvious. I’m sure his handlers and advisers cringe every time he steps before a microphone.

He’s a deregulator who is pushing for the biggest increase in regulation in history. He is an ultra capitalist encouraging the complete socialization of the credit industy. And he’s the number one voice of the “small government” party who have created the most enormous government entity in US history as well.

Palin, as I’ve said before is just a dingbat. It’s no wonder the advisors won’t allow her to talk to the press. She couldn’t possibly handle even the simplest of questions.

That said, none of it matters. He is a former POW and she has a cute face and nice legs and they both say they believe in god. That’s gonna get them the votes to take over the most powerful government on the planet in its most critical time in history.

I’m so glad I don’t live there anymore. But I did receive my absentee ballot and I am going to vote for Obama. I’m going to do that in front of my foreign students as an example of political freedom in the worlds largest democracy. Isn’t that a joke.

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4 Comments on “The Dullwitted Duo”

  1. Buffalo Says:

    As much as I would like to place the blame for the current financial crisis squarely on the shoulders of the current administration, I can not do so. As someone who has been somewhat involved with the credit industry for three decades, though on a very low level, I have watched the monster grow through several different administrations. I honestly belive it was caused by unrestrained greed on the part of both lenders and consumers. Of the two, I place more blame on the lenders. They are the professionals and should have known better.

    John McCain is not my candidate of choice. I think the Republicans could have offered up several more qualified candidates, among them Newt Gingrich. I can’t fathom why they went with McCain. The only thing I can figure is they didn’t think a Republican could win this time and McCain’s future is mostly in the past. That isn’t to say I believe McCain is used up and senile; just out of touch with every day people.

    At this point, blame serves no useful purpose. It is what it is and pointing a finger won’t change it one iota. The question is, can it be fixed short of the world experiencing a major recession or depression?

  2. Brian Says:

    The borrow from Peter to pay Paul method of bill payment can only last so long. The debt can only become so great. The outlandish use of credit can not be perpetual. The US may survive this particular battle, but without a change in lifestyle and economic philosophy I just can’t see it lasting much longer.

    I do understand that this problem is decades in the making. I played that low mortgage game myself in the 80s and 90s. I gave up that burden when I got divorced. Now, I pay cash for everything, don’t own a credit card and thus, have no bills to speak of. I like it alot. I live within my means and I don’t worry about money.

  3. Buffalo Says:

    It isn’t only the mortgage market that is in trouble. Credit cards and auto loans are right there – all tied into greed.

    I remember repossessing a new car from a 21 year old woman. She wanted to know how to get it back. Since part of the decision depended on what I had to say, I listened to her tale of woe and questioned her about her finances. Remember, she was 21 years old. When she told me she also had a 20K plus credit card debt I stopped listening. New car. Over 20K in plastic. Entry level job. The charges were for furniture, clothing, electronics, cash advances at the casino.

    Not an unusual situation. Saw it over and over again.

    The bank should never made the car loan and the card company shouldn’t have kept increasing the limit. And she shouldn’t have incurred that type of debt.

    The way you’re doing it is the way I was taught. Today a person does need a credit card for any number of things, but ideally you pay off the balance every month. Homes and, usually, new vehicles require using credit. But within a persons realistic means.

  4. Marty Says:

    Yeah, I place the blame on lenders and consumers as well. Deregulation didn’t help matters however.

    A friend of mine is planning to bail out her grandson of $50,000 in credit card debt. I told her to send him to a counseling service, make him responsible for his own debt. Of course you don’t want your child or grandchild to go hungry, but bailing them out won’t teach them a thing. I have always lived below my means, saved my money, and stayed away from the stock market. So now, heading into my sixites and retirement, I don’t have to worry about money either.


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