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Obama and the Great Depression
by Mickey Z.
No, I donâ€™t mean that Great Depression. Iâ€™m talking about the inevitable momentâ€”maybe next week, maybe next yearâ€”when the Kool Aid wears off and the Obamatrons wake up to realize their hero offers nothing even approximating hope or change.
The carefully calculated speechesâ€”which have always been filled with empty, hollow phrasesâ€”will no longer soothe a battered and desperate populace and the Obamabots will suddenly recognize that the Pope of Hope has never been anything more than a human marketing strategy, a product. This yearâ€™s iPhone.
â€œYes we canâ€? Merely the first three words of a longer phrase: â€œYes we can continue to work, consume, and obey authority without question.â€
A great depression, so to speak, will set in. According to Depression.com, some people say this condition feels â€œlike a black curtain of despair â€¦ Many people feel like they have no energy and can't concentrate. Others feel irritable all the time.â€ Other common symptoms include "empty" feelings and a sense of hopelessness.
Hopelessness: how frighteningly appropriate for the inescapable post-Obama comedown. Change we can bereave in.
Yes, a great and unpreventable depression will set inâ€¦but, you betcha, the damage is already done.
As for that other Great Depression looming on the horizon, well, hereâ€™s my short-term economic recovery plan:
Cut the military budget by 75%
Eliminate corporate welfare
Return the corporate tax rate back to where it was in the 1950s
Hey, what can I say? Iâ€™m a maverickâ€¦
Mickey Z. can be found on the Web at http://www.mickeyz.net