Friday, October 9, 2009

Insanity, or "Would you buy a used car from a Lib?"

Who's running the asylum, or, Would you buy a used car from a liberal?

It has never been clearer that the inmates have taken over. How else to explain the totally deranged approach our “government” takes on almost every issue of the day? Let's look at it from a purely practical viewpoint. If you want to start an automobile manufacturing company, and you are putting your own money on the line, what are the first practical steps you would take? I'll suggest a few.

First, you would want to do some market research to see what kinds of cars people want, could afford, and would be most likely to buy. While a whole lot of people might think a hybrid or an all-electric Volt would be kinda cool, not too many will be willing to pay a $10-40,000 premium to indulge that whim. Same goes for buying a Hummer or Porsche Boxter. Sounds great, but not really going to work for your average car buyer. Maybe Toyota or Honda could provide a clue.

Second, once you decide on your target market, you'll need to actually build the car itself. Would you go cheap and hire a bunch of 20 something newly graduated designers and engineers to start your business? Maybe you'd dig up the folks who designed and built the Yugo. Or perhaps you'd try and find the best available people who had some years of experience with Ford, Mercedes, BMW or Toyota. I think the answer is obvious to any rational person.

Why then do the so-called leaders of this country insist on trying to resurrect the Yugo with every single policy they undertake? Take any subject you like, and our elected leaders will are doing their damnedest to build a better Yugo.

Taxes? Don't look back to JFK, Reagan or Bush II. They lowered tax rates and saw robust growth.

Strong defense? Reagan buried the Soviet empire. Chamberlain settled for “peace in our time”.Jimmy Carter is... too painful too even think about.

Morals, values, and faith? Best not ever read the Old Testament or Roman history. For sure don't tally up the body count for the Nazis, Stalinists, Maoists or Pol Pot. Might be unsettling.

Socialized medicine? How's that workin' out for all you Brits, Canadians, and Cubans? Hey, there might be no toilet paper in Havana until next year, but your health care's free!

It's patently obvious that the idiots in Washington are either historically and economically illiterate, or crazy, or both. Einstein is famously credited with saying “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result”. I'll leave it to you decide if you'd rather trust Pelosi, Reid and Obama with their new and improved Yugo. Me, I'd rather take old Albert out for a spin in a Mercedes Benz.

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