Well, the day is coming that Barama will have a stranglehold on the capitalist system- the only way this could be averted would be if politicians found some testicular fortitude and opposed him and his posse in their quest to re- make America into the Socialist paradise they envision. Yeah, like that’s going to happen.
I have spoken to several liberals who just think this is not going to be the scenario I envision, even after I tell them the steps that must be taken to become socialist, and they AGREE that these things are happening.
Things such as converting the U.S. Federal loans for banking institutions from preferred, or non- voting stock, into common stock, effectively nationalizing the U.S. banking industry.
Dictating the salaries of executives, even those not directly attached to the TARP funds.
Nationalizing the auto industry to the benefit of the unions, and detriment of the investors, including the U.S. taxpayers, who will not get ANY of the 20- 30 billion dollars we will have put into the auto companies.
Even using the TARP funds was an unconscionable abuse of both taxpayer monies, and governmental power.
Not to mention giving billions to alleged “Community Groups” engaged in organized fraud and strong arm tactics benefitting Barama and his cronies.
Along the lines of do as we say, and not as we do, otherwise known as rank hypocrisy and/ or blatant lies, despite claiming that he loves the environment ( I doubt that he has ever been in a national park- nature abhors a vacuum)- his Inaugural emitted over 500 million pounds of Co2, and cost, in a lousy economic climate, 170 million, more than Bush’s Inaugural. What a hypocrite.
The truly disturbing thing is that Congress, which has traditionally held onto it’s power and legislative turf jealously, surrendering no ground to the Executive branch, has rolled over like a cur dog showing its belly in abject cowardice. The houses of Congress should act as a brake on the dictatorial demands of this megalomaniac, but instead, they seem to be mesmerized into tiny little yes- men (oh- and women too).
Well, I have done what I could to weather this sorry period in our nation’s history, transferring all my funds out of the bank I used (It took the TARP), and put it in a bank that was smart. I cashed my stock when it went from 14,000 to 13,000, and diversified into safer, and more lucrative areas. All my property is paid off, and I have a large veggie garden that, while it tears me to pieces to work it, still gives us a good yield. I have the ability to shoot game if I need to, and I am lucky- I can “Hunker Down”, as they say around here.
I feel for the people who are in apartments where they cannot rightly garden- if I was living in an apartment, i would organize people into a communal garden. Grow tomatoes on the back porch, or zucchini on the balconies. Trade veggies to hedge against the cost of food. In subdivisions, find out about backyard gardens- can you? If so, grow what you like, and what you can eat or trade with others.
Read books- I know, it seems anachronistic to even deal with books in the age of the computer, but it’s low on the energy usage scale, and you can use a book to level the legs on a table. Of course you can use one of Barama’s speeches to level the table also- that might just be it’s only useful purpose.
At any rate, there are alternatives to living as we have been, and you need to find them quickly, because we will not have this level of comfort again, possibly in our lifetimes, as long as Barama gets his policies enacted by his lapdog Congress. Third- world status, here we come.
You will need to learn to can vegetables and fruits, and read by candlelight- what the heck- Lincoln did it, I am sure that Barama feels that we can do it too, and we will need to as the “Green” technology doubles our energy bills and we can no longer afford to light our homes. But that’s OK, isn’t it, as long as Barama gets his way.
Gee, wouldn’t you hate to disappoint the great Barama?
This will just be like being trapped outside in a thunderstorm-
Just hunker down.