The Newsweek article I linked to below makes a faint mention to "after the stimulus we will instinctively revert to a free state."
Such a comment must strike fear into the hearts of liberals. Which leads me to Machiavelli. Famous for his required high school reading "The Prince," Machiavelli wrote the book hoping to prove his deep understanding of the Sixteenth Century Western world.
One political thought that was expanded from Machiavelli was the idea that generosity towards the populace only breeds in them greed, and pushes resources to the limit. The other idea was that by staying in a constant state of military alertness causes the people to feel they need their leaders for protection.
Soon, and I mean very soon, a new crisis will "appear" that will require the government to take strong action to protect us. The 16th century threat of a foreign invasion has become terrorists, or bankers, or the housing bubble, or Iran.
Just you wait. Call me a crackpot if you wish, but impending doom has become the governmental milieu, the creamy filling in the government's donut of political policy. And the liberals, both in Congress, and the White House, used the Republican's unsavory mishandling of their own "crises" to pole vault into office. So you better believe the liberals are gonna try their own hand at crisis management.
CNN Anchor: The housing market continued its downward correction back to normal levels today, as home prices moved back towards the 150 year moving average. Here to comment, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Thanks for coming Nancy.
Pelosi: You're so very welcome.
CNN Anchor: Speaker Pelosi, what is Congress prepared to do to stop the housing market from its downward plunge?
Pelosi: Abso-freakin-nothing. The American people built the housing bubble up, now they can figure out for themselves how to cope. Houses are too expensive anyway. We'll keep working here in Washington to make sure the roads are in good shape and that your tax dollars are spent wisely providing short term unemployment benefits to people who have lost their jobs. Oh and we're cutting state aid and Federal taxes, and reducing the overall size of the government, especially the military and "defense" spending. We're cracking down on illegal immigration, because every job being held by an illegal immigrant is a job not being held by a naturalized citizen.
CNN Anchor: What legislation has been passed lately?
Pelosi: We just passed legislation lowering our salaries to save Americans money, and we put a mandatory 2 term limit on Senators and 3 term limit on Representatives. More Americans should get their chance to be in Federal government, to make this democratic process work.
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