Hey, wait a minute…

As I continue to figure out ways to nudge friends and relations away from their deep-seated impulses to vote for John McCain, I realized in full the tidy little scam being pulled on the Amurkan people.

  1. Cut taxes for the richest 1% of the populace (let’s call them “George’s Friends”) on the grounds that they invest that money and keep the economy going. The rest of us (let’s call them “the Rest of Us”) get basically nothing.
  2. George’s Friends invest said moneys (when they’re not buying another home or car) in Bear Stearns.
  3. Bear Stearns makes risky decisions in order to increase profits for George’s Friends.
  4. Bear Stearns goes belly up, so the government bails it out.
  5. The Rest of Us pay for the failure through our continued tax payments.
  6. Profit! (Well, for George’s Friends, anyway.)

When you’re George’s Friends, who needs Underwear Gnomes?

6 thoughts on “Hey, wait a minute…

  1. If you’re one of George’s friends working for the oil and mining commission, looks like you are really getting taken care of.

  2. Lyrics from Anything Goes:

    The world has gone mad today
    And good’s bad today,
    And black’s white today,
    And day’s night today,
    When most guys today
    That women prize today
    Are just silly gigolos
    And though I’m not a great romancer
    I know that I’m bound to answer
    When you propose,
    Anything goes

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