Friday, January 25, 2008

Oh...and another thing....

I don't want to look a gift horse in the mouth, but....

This new economic stimulus plan makes me laugh.

The economy is in trouble because we overextended ourselves by taking frivolous loans and borrowing against inflated home valuations to feed our greed, among other things.

Now that market forces are correcting the situation back to a natural, healthy state, the government's response is to give us more money to spend. The same government that has overextended itself and is in enormous debt. So our government is 'fixing' our problem by doing the same thing that got us into the trouble in the first place.

What's even scarier is the fact that the 150 billion dollars ($150,000,000,000.00, looks bigger that way) will undoubtedly be funded by treasury notes (read: debt) sold primarily to our biggest investor - China (read: communists).

And where are most people going to spend their $600? You guessed it, buying crap imported from China. They are the real winners here, not us, or our economy.

I've decided to spend my tax refund supporting a different communist regime by smuggling in some Montecristos from Cuba.