Class Warfare Blog

July 27, 2013

The President Has No New Initiatives to Deal with the Economy!

This must be my day to post about whining, first about the messiness of Egyptian democracy, now the economy. Again commentators of all stripes are whining that President Obama is not offering anything new to stimulate the economy. He’s just offering the same old, same old: spend on infrastructure projects (paying Americans to do things that are in dire need of doing), invest in education, invest in alternative energy, etc.

These same people probably complain when they are at their doctor’s office with a cold and she tells them “Get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluids, take aspirin for headaches.” They probably whine, “don’t you have something other than the ‘same old same old’?”

When something works, do you really think we should swap it out for something that doesn’t, just to be “new and improved”? My heart aches for the quality of the political discourse in this country. My brain does, too.


  1. A new space race would be a good thing.


    Comment by john zande — July 27, 2013 @ 11:34 am | Reply

    • Race with whom? Richard Branson?


      Comment by stephenpruis — July 27, 2013 @ 12:07 pm | Reply

      • Let the corporate-boys service low-earth-orbit, while public money goes into exploration, vying with the Chinese, of course. Hey, it could also be the Brazilians. The headquarters of the Brazilian space complex is here in my city. They make the rockets and satellites and missiles. Unfortunately, though, the testing is done way up in the north.


        Comment by john zande — July 27, 2013 @ 12:15 pm | Reply

        • In all of the recent scifi we are all speaking Chinglish in the near future and we know those people are always right, so … it’s on!


          Comment by stephenpruis — July 27, 2013 @ 12:32 pm | Reply

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