World Wide Depression MayÂ Loom
They call it â€œrecessionâ€ these days butÂ really its a depression and this ones going to beÂ second only to the Great one.
A description my Grand Dad always disliked having lived through it and regretting the many people he had to lay off for the sake of those he could keep.
Last time things were as bad as they may get in the next year.Â The Republic darn near collapsed and a small band of really wealthy folkÂ actually made itÂ to theÂ plotting stage of choosing the General . Who would as they say â€œdetainâ€Â theÂ heads and family membersÂ of the executive,Â legislative and judicial branches.
But I digress the issue at hand is George Bush. Having spent nearly eight years spending and borrowing, Borrowing and spending.Â Hoping, and at this point doubtless praying.Â He could fool the people justÂ long enough to be on the chopper ride back toÂ Crawford. BeforeÂ those who financed the feastÂ show up at the table to collect the check.Â The bill for aÂ feast of greed he and his chums have sated themselves with.
I know how to read profit and lossÂ statements, while liars figure and you can make figures lie. The uncomfortable reality remains at the end of the day. The people who you owe money to.Â TheyÂ know to the lastÂ penny how much debt you have run up.
George W and friends have not only maxed the credit card. They frittered away money they claimed to have that just does not exists, Save in the feeble imagination of his economic advisers who are convinced â€œscriptural economicsâ€ will provide for the short fall.
I anticipate even our snake kissing evangelical friends will pause long enough when the â€œFactsâ€ come out.Â If only toÂ scold Brother Bush for disfiguring so many of those numbers. After all whats a few dozen more zeros give or take like JethroÂ Bo-dine theyÂ generallyÂ only make it up toÂ six goes into seven. Before getting distracted by what ever female relative is in hand reach.
Once responsible democratic mindedÂ public servants are controlling the public purse. They can begin the five to seven year process of restoring the economyÂ to pre Hoover, oops, Pre Bush stability.
It will be difficult for everyone but under the capable stewardship of elected officials. Decent folkÂ focused on providing for the welfare of the people. As opposed to those all too eager toÂ satisfy theÂ wanton money lust of family and friends.
We may even enjoy another â€œsurplusâ€ as we did when another President named Clinton left office.
I recall as many do the national economicÂ prosperity we enjoyed during the First Clinton administration. Indeed one of the pitfalls of good times is the ability for political confidence types to grab the platform of gossip mongeringÂ and declare the intentÂ Â â€To restore dignity and honor to theÂ oval officeâ€Â Sounds rather hollow now. I suspect even to those who will be voting for Senator John McCain.Â A man IÂ have often praised for his valor, honor and dignity.
Even some evangelicals who were snookered by the crew from TexasÂ revealed the truth as they left and of course wereÂ smeared by Sir Rupertâ€™sÂ big brother media empire.Â
ComeÂ that cold afternoon a few months hence. TheÂ final wave as they boardÂ Marine one the first leg of the rideÂ back toÂ Crawford. And theÂ decades aheadÂ ofÂ attempting toÂ rehabilitateÂ a disgraced Presidency. The image will invoke more the color of Nixonâ€™s exit from public life then Reaganâ€™s.