Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Obama Economic Plan Explained

At the National Review blog The Corner, I found this great explanation of the Obama economic plan, using an Abbott & Costello routine:

Abbott: The economy's a wreck. People have a lot less money now then they did three months ago.

Costello: No problem. The federal government's going to spend $1 trillion to put more money in our pockets.

Abbott: But the government doesn't have any money either. The federal deficit's already around $1 trillion. And the federal debt's around $11 trillion.

Costello: No problem. The government will use tax money.

Abbott: But that's our money in the first place. And we don't have any more money.

Costello: No problem. Then the government will just borrow the money.

Abbott: But the people who usually loan the money don't have any more money either.

Costello: No problem. The government will just print all the money we need.

Abbott: But that will make the money worthless.

Costello: Yeah, but at least people will have money in their pockets.

Abbott: But they won't be able to buy anything with it.

Costello: No problem. We'll just blame it on Bush.

Abbott: Sounds like a plan.

2 Comments:

Anonymous popper said...

Does Obama's plan include "labor market political activities"? If so, that is one thing that he is doing correctly.

3:48 AM  
Blogger stefankarlsson said...

We already know you like that, you've told us quite a few times.....

1:27 PM  

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