Archive for July 22nd, 2011

Friday Quote & Iguana Blogging

This week’s quote that I have absolutely no recollection of is from Bandwagon, with Kevin Corrigan:

And the creepiest thing is knowing that George Washington was only this big!

And, of course, there’ll be other kitties’ iguanas…

That is just ridiculously cute.

July 22nd, 2011 at 07:33pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Republicans Attack Obama For Caving In To Their Demands

Amazing.  Just amazing.

Almost as amazing as Obama’s apparent belief that cutting Social Security and Medicare without requiring any “shared sacrifice” from the corporations or individuals who can most afford it will somehow improve his prospects for re-election.

July 22nd, 2011 at 05:58pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Economy,Obama,Politics,Republicans,Social Security,Wankers

The New Business Model

One of the strange things to me about the whole deficit/austerity debate is the business world’s willingness to go along with the Republicans’ bizarre meme that the economy is slow because all the corporations are spooked by the “uncertainty” of what’s going to happen with the national debt, as opposed to, say, not enough people having enough money to buy stuff.

More specifically, why are corporations standing on the sidelines as both parties strive to constrict spending even more?  Why aren’t they demanding another stimulus or some kind of jobs plan to provide them with more customers?

Do they really buy into the Republican supply-side/austerity hooey, or is their business model so firmly based on deregulation, tax breaks, subsidies, bailouts and union-busting that they no longer care about actually, y’know, selling stuff? Or is their overseas business so lucrative (and tax-free) that they simply don’t need American consumers anymore?

July 22nd, 2011 at 08:07am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Economy,Politics,Republicans,Social Security,Taxes

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