Paulson to give free alcohol to alcoholics
Craig J. Cantoni
Joining with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson,
President-elect Barack Obama has announced new hope and change for
federal government is going to give alcoholics all of the liquor they want,”
said Obama yesterday from his president-elect office, standing behind a lectern
emblazoned with his president-elect seal of office. In a demonstration of bipartisan cooperation,
a red-nosed Paulson stood unsteadily by his side, holding a pint of Jack Daniels
in one hand and pint of Wild Turkey in the other.
“Here’s to you, Barack baby,” said Paulson as he took a
swig from the Jack Daniels bottle.
Earlier, Obama had announced that as soon as he
officially takes office and is the real chancellor instead of the de facto one,
he was going to address the American addiction to debt and credit by giving
Americans a stimulus package of more debt and credit.
to be outdone, the Bush administration announced that it was going to establish
a consumer credit facility to finance credit cards, car loans and
mortgages. Americans should start
receiving credit card solicitations within a week from the US Treasury, which
will issue them through its new subsidiary, Citibank. The cards will be financed by the Chinese
government, which has a lot of money, due to a savings rate in
China of almost 50
economists reacted negatively to the news, saying that easy money is what caused
the housing bubble and subsequent financial meltdown in the first place. They have not been heard from since. There are rumors that Obama, borrowing a page
from his idol FDR, has convinced the Bush administration to send the unpatriotic
and disloyal economists to internment camps, as FDR did to Japanese
Americans. Instead of building new camps
in the desert, however, Obama plans to use the existing camp at Guantanamo once it is
emptied of terrorists.
Mainstream reporters have been enthusiastically
supporting Obama’s economic plans, perhaps because they are mindful of how
another Democrat icon, Woodrow Wilson, handled press criticism during the First
World War: He threatened the press with
imprisonment and actually jailed one recalcitrant editor for sedition under his
Espionage Act. That might explain the
media’s double standard in characterizing Republicans as right-wing extremists
who violate civil liberties but not characterizing Democrats the same way.
course, since 90 percent of Americans have been educated and reeducated in
government schools under the tutelage of three million members of the National
Education Association (aka teacher union), 90 percent of Americans only know the
leftist version of history and economics.
Incidentally, the NEA, which supported Obama, has a list
of recommended books on its website. At
the top of the list is Rules for
Radicals, the book by the Jewish-Russian anti-capitalist, Saul Alinsky, who
was a mentor to Obama. The other books
on the list are of the same genre. Books
on liberty and free markets didn’t make the list.
Clueless Republican soccer moms and dads love their
public schools, completely oblivious to the values, beliefs and worldview
brought into the classroom by the NEA. Fearing imprisonment at Guantanamo for disloyalty, the press has not
connected the dots for the parents, especially the dot of Alinsky with the dot
of the NEA with the dot of Obama.
Understanding that the economic policies of Obama et al.
will result in hyperinflation and the debasement of the dollar, self-educated
Americans have been trying to buy gold coins, only to discover that the US Mint
and other mints have not kept up with demand, probably because their governments
know that a shift to gold exposes the fact that they have been printing fiat
money to hide their economic frauds.
Sigh! I need a
stiff drink. Secretary Paulson, please
pass the Wild Turkey.
author and columnist, Mr. Cantoni can be reached at email@example.com