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Daily Archives: July 29, 2011

Thinking about: Wishes

There is an old and oh-so-true adage which goes, “Be careful what you wish for you may get it.”

I am not clear on why the Left is spending so much time whining about the corporate bailouts that are occurring for banks and investment companies as a result of the collapse of the latest economic bubble. We have been told repeatedly, for years, that all risk should be removed from social and economic life, that the world should be turned into a giant soft fuzzy ball, and that it was the responsibility of the State to spend any amount of money necessary to protect the sheeple from any possibility of risk.

Stocks and bonds are – well, were – investments, and investments carry risk. The State, with its various subsidies and bailouts, is only carrying out its Left-approved duty to de-riskify the world for everybody. TARP is nothing more than the banning of BB guns, writ large. The Left wished for a risk-free world. The public-coffer-plundering banksters and oligarchs of the Right were only too happy to hop on board that particular gravy train … said train having left poor lonely “Individual Responsibility” standing at the station, unloved, unwanted, and not ever being given a chance to work.

The post opened with one old adage. Let’s close with another: “Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.” Maybe the Left might want to rethink it’s ineffable support for risk free living for everyone at the expense of the public purse.