Thursday, January 21, 2010

Running Scared

As proved by Brown’s win in Massachusetts people are running scared right now and with good reason. The economy may have recovered for Wall Street but it most defiantly has not for Main Street. Unemployment is still at an official rate of 10% with the real rate at nearly twice that, that’s enough to scare any but the very rich. When people are scarred they will follow any one who offers them hope of a solution. That is what, as the economy plunged into deep recession, propelled Obama into the white house. The problem is that while Trillions of Dollars where thrown at Wall Street workers got a watered down to uselessness stimulus bill. Now people watch as any hope of real health care reform is compromised to the point of making things worse. Is it any wonder that desperate people will vote for any yahoo who promises them a quick solution? Even when those solutions are a repackaged version of the polices that got us into this mess in the first place. It’s discouraging that people will fall for this shallow crap but not at all surprising.

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