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January 02, 2013

The Tipping Point Has Tipped, and the Wrong Way

Watching "fiscal conservative" Chris Christie fail to say one word about those who demand that relief for his state be bought with unrelated spending for their own states, which weren't hit by catastrophe -- shouldn't it be noted that Lisa Murkowski and Don Young of Alaska won't vote for those left homeless by Sandy until some local businesses get their "cut"? -- it occurs to me that he is accommodating himself to reality.

The reality is vox populi, vox dei -- the voice of the people is the voice of God. And the voice of this particular shabby god has decreed that we shall be financially reckless and we should go through a national bankruptcy, and there's no sense trying to avoid it, so we'll just run up a huge tab buying multiple 65 inch 3D tvs before we crash.

Given that the people wish to spend money they do not have, and soon will not have (for all the same reasons that people with bad credit can't rent a car -- your ability to borrow is precisely related to your projected future ability to make good on your loans), and will not be diverted from this disastrous course, what can anyone do?

This Guy Makes the Same Analogy: Kids, we're going shopping! We will worry about the long-term consequences -- such as being without a home or college fund or creditworthiness to secure loans for same -- later.

But for now, let's go get a few of those sweet 3D TV's and watch Pirates of the Caribbean IV.

You'll think I'm a wonderful, well-providing father... for the next month or so.

After that, you may hold a different opinion of me. Major negative changes in circumstance tend to do that.

But for now-- 3D TVs. Have you ever seen such a clear, sort of three dimensional picture? Aren't I your hero? At this moment, I mean.


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