“Sit back and eat your Twinkies or Ding Dong’s and stop worrying … It is a win-win, no brainer.“
Vroooooooooooooom! So I am watching this Mercedes-Benz commercial for a new car. The car is giving the driver a testosterone boost by skidding side-ways thru an empty city street at a high rate of speed. Dust and leaves are scattering in every direction as the driver maintains artful control of this object which is clearly on the brink of crashing at any second. It is to say the very least … A rush.
Now here is my question, well, actually there are two questions.
#1 Why are the city streets always empty and where are the cops?
#2 Why is their dust everywhere and leaves blowing, when there are clearly no tree’s in sight?
I suppose the Madison Avenue Ad types just think we are stoooopid and of course, have deep pockets for a new luxury car to use and abuse in an abandoned city somewhere in America (Detroit Mich or Gary Indiana quickly come to mind). I like the Japanese commercials better at least they have women, scantly clad women, in their commercials, they show Mom & Pop hauling around a boat load of kids.
Give me the Subaru, and keep the Benz.
What kind of bumper sticker would you plaster on a $85,000 luxury sedan? That could be a real dilemma. “I Am The One Percent.” … “Get Your Ugly Motorcycle Gang Away From My Car.” … “My Young Trophy Wife Can Whip Your” ….
Oh well, you get the drift, dontcha?
It’s all about the Muny … When I was young, I used to think that money was the most important thing in life. Now that I am older, I know it is.” Here is a modest proposal. You will like it, because you are going to get a $10 million dollar loan in the process.
First before you write this off, this is a good thing, not a bad deal.
With this huge loan to the populace, we will also establish some badly needed income equality in this country, all this whining and posturing about those who have and those who do not, will immediately cease.
In this plan, you will be lent $10 million by the Federal Reserve at zero interest.
Yes, I said “Zero Interest.”
That is basically the deal of the Fed has been offering to big banks and hedge funds all along. Who have in turn invested this “cheap money” and turned it into huge profits by putting it in such things as high-yield securities.
Wait it gets better.
Here is how it will work. The Fed’s will just print MORE money and we the recipients of this largesse will “promise” to pay it back (of course we will not do this, they do not, so we do not), and no one will ever have to work again.
We just put the money out at say 2% and pocket a nice $200,000 a year in interest to live on … sit back and eat Ding Dong’s and stop worrying … It is a win-win, no brainer.
If none of the above rows your boat, then try this:
If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills,
If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time,
If you can overlook when people take things out on you when, through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
If you can do all these things,
Then you are probably the family dog.