MEH! It's hardly 8am on Saturday. I should care less.
Oh, and you (all) should read both Larry Jones and Robert Reich with regularity.
Starting with one of my best-evah blog buds, Mr. Jones;
I don’t expect miracles, and I know (Obama)’s only been in office for a year, and he is following the administration of George W. Bush, who must surely have been the worst president ever, and who really did leave a stinking mess behind. But I have the distinct sensation that nothing good is happening in the federal government, and while I want to be tolerant of a man whom I consider smart and decent, I think I’ll hold my applause until I see some action.
That paragraph does succinctly sum up my own thoughts and feelings on the matter of our 44th President to this point in his Admin, and reading LJ's post immediately set me to wondering what the Rational Robert* of Bill Clinton's Admin might have to say about matters SotU. After checking out Reich's tempered reaction I clicked back to Revision 99 and wrote this response.
To your post’s point; as Bob Reich says, “…Carefully targeted — as are the cuts the President is proposing — they can give businesses an extra nudge to hire. But without adequate demand, they’re useless (as job creators).”
Of course, the point the so called Conservatives purposefully “miss” is that such cuts would assist corporations’ bottom lines and, thus their performance in the Hallowed Stock Market.
Just for a while, boys. Just for long enough for the cats with the capital to make their profit$ and get themselves gone to greener marks… errr uh… markets, no, um, pastures. Yes. Greener pastures.
Fingers crossed and donations made to Jennifer Brunners’ campaign to be OH’s new US Senator when Voinovich retires.
I'd forgotten how liberating a little bloggoriffic self-indulgence can be! As per usual on posts of this nature, I hope it's been rational and helpful. Otherwise... well... It's 8am on a Saturday. Whaddaya want for nothin'?
* The Irrational Robert being one of the banal boors our 44 does instead defer to on matters Economic. Aka Robert Rubin.