Saturday, February 14, 2009

I Feel Under-Stimulated

Texas policy wonks are agonizing over what failed state enterprises they’ll bail out with their share of Obama’s massive pork (stimulus ) bill. Watch all the little piggys gather at the Federal teat.Texans used to be considered independent, self-reliant folks. Now, they've become helpless waifs who need the nanny state to wipe their bottoms and tuck them in at night.

All our lives, we’ve been conditioned to believe that the more money the government spends, the more prosperity that results. After all, governments know better how to spend and “invest” your money than you do. But, perhaps it’s time for all individuals to acquire some common sense.

Think about it. If government can wave its magic wand and “create” 4 million jobs, why doesn’t it go ahead and create 10 million, 20 million?

If government can wave its magic wand and produce $1 trillion out of thin air to “create prosperity“, why doesn’t it create even trillions more and make everyone a billionaire?

If you insist on fast relief, why settle for such a pittance?

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