September 29, 2008

The Tantrum part Two

While excusing himself for skipping out on his agreement to back the current bill, some Republican Congressman [I wish I'd heard his name] spun the situation in order to blame the Democrats. The talking heads called him to task for politicizing the situation and he denied doing what I, for one, had just heard him do. And, then, he did it again. And again.

As the MSNBC talking heads all agreed: this is Congress playing politics while the country's [and the world's] economies burn.

In other words, business as usual in Congress.
And, someone just made the point: THIS is the time when stores order their Christmas inventories and they do that with credit. Only, credit is non-existent right now. So, there will be way-low inventories in the stores in December. Even if people ARE in the mood to buy by the shopping season, the shelves will be empty. Which will delay any possible recovery-- assuming one is possible by then.

Thanks, Congress.


Distributorcap said...

i think you might be referring to complete asshole Eric Cantor of Virginia...

gawd i HATE these people

two crows said...

hey, d-cap--
could've been.
'complete asshole' describes so many of em, it's hard to be sure, of course.

that's the one thing I miss about Missouri. we had a really good congressman [I know -- that's an oxymoron]. Emanuel Cleaver was/is a man of integrity. doesn't say one thing and do another. stands by his convictions, etc. etc. etc.
even when I disagree with him, I've got to respect him.

I don't expect him to stay there long. :(

LET'S TALK said...

Hi two crows, actually Boehnermade a deal with the Democrats to get enough Republicans to support the bill passage. Boeher came up with a third of its members short of the passage.

two crows said...

hi, Larry--
this country has, over the last 8 years especially, but probably long before that, looked like the Keystone Kops.

no wonder other countries take us less and less seriously.
[and good for them. as long as that trend continues, there is still hope for the human race.]