Thursday, November 13, 2008

Arlo's Economic Plan

Okay. Deep breath here. Trying not to get upset. Maybe I should stop reading the papers, that might help. Then I wouldn't come across gems like this one. 290 billion dollars handed out to companies who are essentially financial miscreants, and there hasn't been any oversight? Could someone explain that to me, please?

Maybe Congress and the Treasury should dispense with all pretense and just come to my door, knee me in the groin, and take my wallet. I think that would be more honest, don't you?

In honor of the latest economic news, I share with you Arlo Guthrie's recently updated version of Tom Paxton's very funny "I'm Changing My Name To Chrysler." I prefer the original version, because Mr. Paxton managed to rhyme "Iacocca" with "power broker." But the YouTuber who posted that version is looking to overthrow the capitalist system, and I wouldn't want any of you to think I was supporting a Socialist or anything.




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11 comments:

  1. I simply can't take this economic business anymore. It's making my eyelid twitch.

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  2. Oh sure, I have 85% of my retirement in stocks, but since The Husband never plans to retire, it doesn't mean much. Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in...

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  3. I had forgotten how much I liked Arlo when I was a slim young thing. [You can get anything you want, at Fannie Mae's restaurant...]

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  4. I'm beginning to think that the Bush administration is just trying to dig us an even bigger hole so that no matter what Obama does it won't work. Cynical who?

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  5. I think no one knows what the heck to do.

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  6. investing in Ramen noodles and Peanut butter.

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  7. Shouldn't a plan have...... um.... a plan! Maybe from someone who knows what the heck they are doing.
    Maybe someone who has successfully run a major corpration, or at least a large houshold! These men are idiots!

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  8. Economically, it just all keeps getting worse.

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  9. Crazy stuff....I have been paying my horrendous law school loans from Sallie Mae for years and just the other day I got a letter with a late fee because I was late with my high and ridiculous payment....
    so mad....but they get off like that....
    Breath in and out and let it go ....

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  10. That would be more honest. Don't call it a "bailout" or "economic stimulus." Call it what it is--the time honored tradition of serfdom.

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  11. That video was hilarious.

    I saw on TV today that good old Georgie was congratulating himself on staving off a depression.

    Really? This is the bottom, you've saved the cheerleader, and it's just going to get better from here?

    Yeah, right.

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