Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Government Motors

Here's a quick question - how many people do you know who have purchased a new Pontiac, a Hummer (the car kind, you animals, get your minds out of the gutter), a Saturn, a GMC, a Cadillac, or a Buick, within the last 5 years ? Do you know more people who have purchased Hondas, or Toyotas? If so, is it because, on average, Hondas and Toyotas are cheaper, more reliable, and get better gas mileage?

I can't think of too many people who have purchased one of the above mentioned American brands recently. Almost everybody buys Hondas and Toyotas these days and why not? They are better products. Given the choice in a free market, people are not going to spend more for a lesser product. Up until now, that is. Americans are buying less and less GM automobiles these days, and so GM got into trouble (profound corporate incompetence + outrageously overcompensated workers = failing company), so what does old Barry do? He buys the company with your money! The same money you wouldn't waste to buy some shitty Pontiac or an environment smashing Hummer is the same money you'll be paying in taxes to buy the company that made these shit products in the first place.

Wake up, everybody. WAKE UUUUUUUUUUUUP! Our government is running amok with our money. Money we don't even have. If you thought W rang up the national debt badly then just wait to see what it looks like when Obama gets through with it. Sorry, I know, I criticized Him, but folks, he deserves it. And you know what, the time has long since passed where using the, "yeah, well, like, Bush was like an idiot and stuff, and he did really, like, bad things" type responses to any criticisms of Obama are tolerable. I really wanted this guy to work out but he is leading us to economic disaster.

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