The View From 1776
Captain Obama Sinks Ship of State
Read Obamanomics Is a Recipe for Recession by Michael J. Boskin.
- Here we are in the worst financial crisis the country has faced in decades, brought on by the shiftless and witless George W. Bush and his conservative cronies, and the conservatives have the gall to lecture Obama on how to "avoid a recession?"
We have before us the fruits of 8 glorious years conservative theory in full flower: bank failures, Katrina, corporate bailouts, millions of homes in foreclosures, Enron scandals, federal red ink to the horizon, oil prices in the sky, unending needless war, debt to the Chinese boggling the mind, a rapidly declining currency, a falling stock market, a justice department in shambles, America's once sterling reputation in tatters and corruption at the highest levels of government.
For instance, today we learn that Ted Stevens, the Acme of Conservative Republican Senators, is now headed for the slammer for tax evasion on his accepting of home improvement bribes. As Connecticut's conservative Republican Gov. Roland took a dive for a hot tub, Stevens is going to be pounding rocks for his "free" Viking kitchen range.
What profiteth a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul? But lose your soul for a gas range?