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Helping Instapundit See The Sense In What We’re Doing Right Now

Posted on | April 14, 2012 | 13 Comments

by Smitty

Current U.S. policy comes into sharp focus if you presume that the intent is economic slavery for all. Instapundit points to the WaPoo, where Sheila Bair is on about loaning $10 Million to everybody as a means of ‘fixing’ income inequality.

Sweet, sweet fascism: taking your Creator-granted liberty, packaging it, and returning it with more strings attached than a parachute factory. Even without the explicit loaning of such funds, as snarkily suggested by Bair, this cynical swap of freedom of action in exchange for (supposed) freedom from want is the heart of the Progressive crack we’ve publicly smoked for the last century. “Zimbabwe” Ben Bernanke inflates the currency, the stock market goes up, and #OccupyResoluteDesk’s poll numbers improve (oh, wait).

Call it our economic perpetual motion machine. $10 million? Why not $100? The long term goal of Progressivism is reduction of all to state slavery. Bonus points for loudly claiming to care about women, minorities, nature, fairness, and anything else with emotional appeal along the way. Liberty, you see, was vastly overrated.

Update: Daily Pundit links, piles on snark.


13 Responses to “Helping Instapundit See The Sense In What We’re Doing Right Now”

  1. The Presidents of the Republicrat Ruling Class | Daily Pundit
    April 14th, 2012 @ 10:24 am

    […] Presidents of the Republicrat Ruling Class Posted on April 14, 2012 7:24 am by Bill Quick Helping Instapundit See The Sense In What We’re Doing Right Now : The Other McCain Call it our economic perpetual motion machine. $10 million? Why not $100? The long term goal of […]

  2. Rose
    April 14th, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    What are the strings? Pay off your debts? Stay off crack? Set up a college fund for your kids?

    Might be cheaper than what we’re already doing… IF you eliminate welfare, food stamps (yeah, I know they have nice new name), WIC, subsidized housing, all college grants and loans, all rehab funding…etc…

    No excuses after that gift. You get in financial trouble – you’re on your own…

    BUT – with all that money floating around, prices rise, so the money still isn’t enough, and, no matter what you do, within a matter of weeks, some people will be broke and others will have all the money.

    Human nature.

    Where do I sign up?

  3. daialanye
    April 14th, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    This bears comparison with the Peron regime in Argentina. If Michelle starts going through the neighborhoods handing out trousers, we’ll know we’re in trouble.

  4. Info
    April 14th, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    Ummm, you do get that they’re both kidding, right? 

    The whole “fifty billion marks to mail a letter” part  is your clue from Blair.

    The “modest proposal”  bit is the clue from Reynolds (unless you actually think Swift was proposing cannibalism). 

    They recall Reagan as the “happy warrior” for a reason.  Humor can persuade when vitriol cannot….

  5. smitty
    April 14th, 2012 @ 11:42 am

    I understood it for a jest, and was broadening the point to include our entire farce of a system.

  6. Evilbloggerlady
    April 14th, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

    The economic ignorance of these fools is breathtaking. Of course there are the malicious who know quite well such a plan if implemented would only destroy wealth, not create it. But they need useful idiots to pull it off. No wonder Democrats are so focused on control of education rather than results, an ignorant society is a controllable society.

  7. Quartermaster
    April 14th, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

    Let’s not go overboard here. I’ll take 10 million. If you want to hold out for 100 mill that’s up to you

  8. ThomasD
    April 14th, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    You are addressing your concerns to a guy who is, and has been, down with Romney over all others?

  9. ThomasD
    April 14th, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    What makes you think you have any choice in the matter whatsoever?

  10. Adobe_Walls
    April 14th, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    You know this is a spoof, I know this is a spoof but do Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee and Jesse Jackson Jr. know this is a spoof?

  11. richard mcenroe
    April 14th, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

     I was just at a Congressional Debate where Brad Sherman (D.) was proud to announce he was introducing legislation to make six trillion dollars available to start small businesses…

    Spoof that.

  12. Dandapani
    April 14th, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    And where is he going to get this money.  What is it now?  60 cents of every dollar spent is “borrowed”?

  13. richard mcenroe
    April 14th, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

     I watched him and Howard Berman talk. They literally have no idea where money comes from.  They just legislate and it appears.  It’s a law so it has to be available.