Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Thursday, June 04, 2009

I Don't Know Anything About Finance

I Don't Know Anything About Finance . . .

But I'm pretty sure this guy's right:
I'm an attorney and CPA and I've spent my career in the world of investment banking, hedge funds, and private equity, etc. Tell your mother I'm almost certain a depression is on the way and many of my colleagues believe the same thing because the math has finally caught up with us. However, I believe this depression will be worse than the 30's because, among other factors, Americans are no longer self-sufficient and we're burdened with debt we can never repay. I don't want to believe any of this, but I can't ignore what I know and see. I really hope I'm wrong. I hope those in charge figure out a way to kick the can down the road one more time, but I don't expect that because they would have to defy their Keynesian impulses. I fear it's too late.

flyfisher on June 3, 2009 at 10:36 PM

A comment left at a Hot Air post yesterday on a proposed tax on employee health insurance benefits. It was prompted by this comment, a few minutes earlier:

I was on the phone with my mother today (a Baby Boomer, born 1955), and we were discussing the fact - not possibility, but fact - that our economy will sink into a depression if Cap-and-Trade or "Healthcare Reform" is passed before the end of the year like Obama wants. My mom said, "I just can't believe that there's actually going to be a depression in my lifetime. We did this once already and didn’t learn anything from it?"

I was born in 1984, so I've known nothing but prosperity in my lifetime. Even so, I just can't believe that SO many Americans who remember the 70s learned NOTHING from the experience. I cannot believe that hardly a generation passes before socialism rears its ugly head again. I want the horrors I've read about to STAY in the history books - I don't want to live them. For the first time, though I'm frightened. I can prepare to some extent for inflation or the loss of a job, but I really don't know what I'll do if the government takes over healthcare. I may be relatively healthy, but I know a lot of people (many elderly) who are not and if the government starts rationing as we KNOW they will, I hope that the wrath of the American people is finally awoken in defense of our countrymen.

Is this what it’s going to take, America? How much will be destroyed before you’ve had enough?

Animator Girl on June 3, 2009 at 10:06 PM

Good question.

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