“Pass me a Dixiecup…”
The New York Times article begins, “Faced with staggering new unemployment figures, Democratic Congressional leaders said on Friday that they were ready to provide a short-term rescue plan for American automakers…” To translate that into what it really means, it would read: “Faced with staggering water in the lower decks of the ship, crew members of the RMS Titanic said they are breaking out the Dixiecups to bail out the ailing ship.” You can all go back to your staterooms now. We won’t sink after all.
Dumbfucks, your piddly bailout isn’t going to do jackshit, except take that much money away from projects where it could possibly have an impact. Everybody, everybody, everybody is in agreement that the long-term prognosis for the automakers is death. The only question is quick death or drawn-out, expensive death. The brilliant men and women who have been leading this country into the ground for the past 30 years have decided on the latter, which is the stupidest, as well as most cowardly, decision they could make. They want to appear as though they’ve done everything, while doing everything will just make things worse. But no, appearance is what matters to the spineless scum that populates the halls of Capitol Hill.
There were two ways they could have handled this that, while not without pain, would make some degree of sense. 1) Let ’em die, which I think is the best decision. 2) Throw oodles of money at them, all they need and more, because you know damn well they low-balled what they asked for and it will only last them six months to a year, and they’ll be back for more, pointing, as they do now, to all sorts of progress that’s “just around the corner.” (“This time we’re really turning a corner, honest we are, and we’re starting to get it. Now, can we just pick up our pre-signed bailout checks now because we have a 1PM tee time at the Lexington Country Club golf course. Thanks…“) Instead they do neither. Congress makes the same mistake it made with Vietnam, with Iraq, and with most of the social programs out there: they agree to support it, but only half-heartedly. They give it money, but not too much lest they stir the wrath of the voter. They compromise, hoping to eat their cake while having it too. The result is not enough funds to do the job but enough to, along with all their other half-hearted programs, further mire the country in debt. That’s one of the main reasons we’re as broke as we are, and have such a large number of check marks in the “failure” column. We no longer do things in a bold way. We no longer refuse to do things. We…take a…sort of middle ground.
Great going, guys. You’ve shown that you, just like the three clowns you’re bailing out, don’t have a clue how to utilize your resources. You have a lot of nerve lecturing them when you’re exactly the same.