New bumper sticker

Here’s a bumper sticker someone needs to make – “Honk if I bought your clunker”, or “Honk if I bought your new car”.

Just like the “Honk if I’m paying your mortgage” stickers last year, cash for clunkers is simply a way for politicians to take money from one group and give it to another who hasn’t earned it.  It’s a redistribution of wealth, just like the bread and circuses of Rome.  Keep the plebes happy so they continue to vote for the incumbent – and so they don’t revolt.

When are Americans going to say “Enough”?  I don’t think enough of us will ever get to that point, and I think we can look forward to a fairly rapid decline of this country.

gk

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  1. What a typically elitist thing to say. How utterly spiteful and hateful of you to suggest that we continue our massive corporate welfare system bailing out the banks, propping up factory agriculture that pollutes our land and our water at the expense of thousands of family farms, that we acquire an ownership stake in GM, pour billions into bloated weapons programs that we don’t need, and give billions fossil fuel industries, and then turn around and say that America is falling apart because it’s helping the little man get a good deal on a fuel efficient car in the worst economic downturn in generations?

    You are wrong on so many levels. How dare you suggest that the middle classes of the country are mindless plebes? They are under attack! This program is directly assisting the economy by first helping out individuals instead of corporations. It’s providing jobs to the jobless and boosting sales and helping to reduce pollution.

    You need to look at the strategy of your own party that targets the true plebes, the white Southerners who think that the greatest threat to America is gay people and those who want to let them get married, people who want to take away their guns, and people who support abortion. That’s destructive. That polarization is leading to the decline of America, not a policy fashioned on truly Republican principles of incentives for change instead of bloated mandates and overly burdensome government control over a particular sector of the economy.

    This is why the Republican party is collapsing and I thank you for making my point and keeping the cycle going.

    May God save America and protect her from terrorists like you.

  2. Hey David – I’ve been called a lot of things, but I do believe this is the first time I’ve ever been called elitist! But I’m sad to learn that I’m a “typical” elitist, because no elitist wants to be typical. I think….

    I’m also impressed that you know so much about me from such a brief post, and I must admit that I’m surprised to learn that I want to “continue our massive corporate welfare system bailing out the banks, propping up factory agriculture that pollutes our land and our water at the expense of thousands of family farms, that we acquire an ownership stake in GM, pour billions into bloated weapons programs that we don’t need, and give billions fossil fuel industries”. Wow….

    I have no idea who you thought you were writing to, but I dare you to read this blog and find even a single instance of me supporting ANY of the above. Go ahead, I’ll wait….

    You back? Good. Now please tell me where you got the idea that I’m a Republican, that I support bailouts (for anyone), that I support “factory agriculture” and pollution, or any other accusation you made.

    I’d delete your comment except it serves to illustrate the type of “thinking” (and I use that term lightly) of the majority of Americans who actually believe they are getting something for nothing and their chicks for free.

    Just for the record, I am “pro-Constitution” and “pro-capitalist” so I am against ALL bailouts and welfare programs, from bailing out AIG and GM to giving money to individuals to buy houses, cars, health care, or food. That means I’m also pro 2nd Amendment (until we vote to remove it from the Constitution it’s the law of the land) and pro-choice, and I think anyone of legal age should be allowed to marry whomever they want – and as many of them as they want.

    Until I quit paying dues a couple of years ago, I was a member of both the NRA and the ACLU. I still support them both, just not financially. Pigeonhole that into your neat little stereotype of me.

    Now read a bit and educate yourself on my positions before your next rant.

    gk

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