Hollow Words from a Hollow Man

One of the more endearing things about politics is election season.  Although hardly a soul in this day and age still takes them serious, they are not without merit.  In fact, they are not all bad.

For what better opportunity is there to point and laugh at the buffoons as they parade across the walk?  The show we’re greeted with is more amusing than anything a Hollywood screen writer could conjure up.  Clowns, cads, and cons…tripping over each other for your vote.

With mid-term elections just around the corner there’s been no shortage of scoundrels and drivel dribblers to entertain us.  Take former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, for instance.  Last week she emitted a real whopper.

“Don’t let anyone tell you it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” said Clinton while campaigning for Martha Coakley for governor of Massachusetts.  “You know that old theory, trickledown economics.  That has been tried, that has failed.  It has failed rather spectacularly.”

This, you see, is the expression of a career politician…and of an idiot.  She has no experience in this arena.  Yet she attempts to speak with authority.

Slurping and Supping Off the Public Feeding Trough

If you’ve ever worked for a business, and experienced the dynamism that comes when a team of people, pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into something, stumble upon luck and opportunity, then you know Hillary Clinton is absolutely clueless.  It’s real simple, new jobs follow increased profitability and growth.  Yet Hillary knows not what she is saying.  Nor does she know what she is doing.

Moreover, aside from not comprehending how jobs are created, Clinton also doesn’t know what trickledown economics is.  She calls it a theory.  But it isn’t really a theory at all.  Rather, it’s more like fertilizer application.

Taxes, like fertilizer, can have a diminishing return.  When over applied they result in declining growth and yields.  Common sense would suggest finding the sweet spot would be a simple aim for tax policy.

Of course, Hillary Clinton wouldn’t know.  She’s never thought about.  She hasn’t had to.  Instead she’s made a career positioning herself at the front spillway of the public feeding trough.

There she slurps and sups like a rotund pig.  She can’t help herself.  Her chosen path to attain wealth and power is through political means.  In other words, by using compulsory force to take it from others.

Hollow Words form a Hollow Man

Nonetheless, we’re not here to pick on Hillary.  She just offered too rich of an example for us to pass on.  We couldn’t help ourselves.

The mid-term elections are coming down to the wire.  The suspense builds like an epic comedy.  Something hilarious could happen at any moment.

Of course, the granddaddy clown of them all is President Obama.  What a hoot he is.  Everything about the nation’s number one man has been reduced to a side splitting one liner.  Every time we see his picture he looks to be constipated or passing a gallstone.

Why is this funny?  It shouldn’t be…but it is.  However, when he opens his mouth, that’s when the laughs really begin…

“I am just hoping everybody comes through because I really want to get a lot stuff done in these last two years,” Obama said this month on the Steve Harvey Morning Show.  “I need everybody to really pay attention to this thing.  I couldn’t be prouder of everything we have already accomplished but this is something where I am just hoping everybody who is listening says, ‘We are going to give one last push so the president and the first lady have the opportunities to really use these last two years on our behalf.’”

Hollow words from a hollow man.

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper

— T.S. Elliot, The Hollow Men


MN Gordon
for Economic Prism

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