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Sunday, March 28, 2010

How Can We Be So Stupid

From the life-long school of economics, a lesson from Thomas Sowell: There is no rich old uncle.  He used to be rich. Now he’s just old. And broke. And he’s not going to buy you a car. Or pay your mortgage,  or give you college tuition.

In a swindle that would make Bernie Madoff look like an amateur, Barack Obama has gotten a substantial segment of the population to believe that he can add millions of people to the government-insured rolls without increasing the already record-breaking federal deficit.

It’s a con game. Got it?

On a related note: if anyone still thinks government regulation and bureaucracy are a good use of taxpayer money, check out some of the products that the EPA’s Energy Star department affixed their (apparently ubiquitous) seal of energy efficiency to. In case you’re not familiar: “ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.”

If they can’t weed a “feather-duster flytrap air freshener”

feather duster

out of a program designed to “protect the environment through superior energy efficiency,” I do not want them deciding whether I should get the surgery or “just take the pain pill.” A box of Snickers to the first person who can explain why our tax dollars are being used to provide lifetime employment for morons.