There is an attitude in this country that once we pick a team we have to stay with them for life. Once we assume a theory we are totally committed and can't think of any other way to behave. Milton Friedman was our savior for the sixties, seventies and even eighties. Nixon went to China, capitalizing on ping-pong diplomacy. Reagan, who thought he new something about economics, continued the legacy by tearing down any safety walls there were in economics. Strange that the old idiot would destroy unions with government employees. Must have been his Alzheimer's. He was one of the most stupid presidents we have ever elected, but he could hide his ignorance with nice little phrases like "Tear down this wall" and "Government is the problem." Clinton was intelligent but an opportunist. he signed all our sweat equity away with the Gramm, Leach, Bliley, voted on by ninety-five senators. And here we are with a Wall Street that looks exactly like Las Vegas, except that the prostitutes haven't been legalized yet. We have to freeze our buts off so Warren Buffit can fly his private jet to China to hire cheap labor, and we still have idiots yelling "More!"
james L. pinette
Sep 25 2009 - 6:49pm