A classic post on the idiocy of our current economic policy, as seen through the eyes of a businessman.
Our thanks to blogger UTAH over at ‘The Rio Norte Line‘ for the loan…
Originally posted on October 22, 2011 but re-posted in honor of the fiscal cliff. Still true and the math is just this simple.
People say that government can’t be run like a business. I guess that depends on what the true objectives are. Businesses can’t chase every opportunity or customer and they can’t provide every service or product or they will fail. When viewed in this light, business does have a lot in common with government. I think that is why the Founders gave us the Declaration and the Constitution (and made it changeable, but after a long and thoughtful process). If I look at the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, I would compare them to a business’ statement of core values (the Declaration) and a mission statement (the Constitution).
Sort of like the old analogy, “when the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a…
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Okay, by any chance does the back of that bill have a big cliff on it?
The funny part is government was so concerned about stamping out the Mayan calendar stories, telling people to “stop scaring the children”. Talking about anything except fixing the problems. So kids, if gov doesn’t scare the heck out of you, I don’t know what would.
You survived the Mayan calendar, but not the fiscal cliff.