Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Yup Pretty Much


It's really quite amazing how incredibly uninformed or misinformed the electorate was about who they were voting for and what they were likely to do once elected.

For one example, people said their number one priority was jobs, but the government has a limited ability to create jobs. And the only tools at their disposal are making direct hires (thereby, expanding the size of government), contracting out work (more stimulus and, therefore, debt), targeted tax cuts (already being done, with the GOP opposing the latest effort to expand them for small businesses), and some tinkering by the Fed.

The Tea Party candidates explicitly opposed all these efforts except the targeted tax cuts, and their number one issue is the deficit, which most tax cuts will only exacerbate. More mainstream Republicans also oppose all these solutions. So, basically, people said they want the government to create jobs but they voted in people who don't support using any of the tools the government has to create them. That's stupid.

I have nothing to add except, *headslamondesk, this is depressingly true. Someone legalize weed already, so that I may become comfortably numb.

I am Frank Chow and I approved this message


MojoRider said...

Didn't Churchill say, "The best argument against democracy is a five minute talk with the average voter" ?

Asian-American Pundit said...

So true...*sigh. I'm going to get a drink now LOL