Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Glenn Beck's Debt

Today is Tuesday, 16 March 2010.

The Museum of the Bourgeois can only conclude that Glenn Beck, like many of the Tea Partiers who only suddenly had a brainwave about the national debt once a Black was elected president, has at least unconscious racial motivations, among any others.

The great ballooning in the national debt began when Ronald Reagan and an overwhelmingly-white Republican congress fell under the spell of supply-side economics and the aptly-named Laffer Curve, and passed massive tax cuts for the wealthy. The benefits of those cuts were supposed to trickle-down to the middle and lower classes, but, of course, never did in any significant amount.

Further similar tax cuts under the Two Shrubs, and massive, unnecessary military spending, exacerbated the problem, as did the de-regulation of financial institutions, which led to the near-collapse of the global financial system, and the Great Recession, which required massive bailouts and further exorbitant national debt increases. (Another major factor in the near-collapse and Great Recession was encouraging private individuals to live far beyond their means, and take on increasingly-unsustainable personal debt.)

And hardly a peep from Beck, until Obama took office. Since the only significant variable which changed from the Reagan/Shrubs years was skin color … well, you do the math.

Glenn Beck's debt is to the continued vitality of vicious white racism.

On this date in 1926, in Auburn, Massachusetts, the world’s first liquid-fueled rocket was launched by Robert H. Goddard. It reached a height of 41 feet and flew 2.5 seconds.

On this date in 1968, the U.S. Army massacred more than 500 Vietnamese civilians at My Lai.

On this date in 1995, Mississippi ratified the 13th Amendment, the final state to do so. The Amendment was adopted in 1865, abolishing slavery.


Anonymous not seeing it said...

What is this about Glenn Beck and race? I'm not seeing it.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have children, HH? I hope not.

2:43 PM  
Blogger HH said...

Thank you for your comment, "Anonymous".

Opinion is divided on the children question.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous As far as I know said...

Clarification - As far as he knows, HH does not have any human progeny out there. He does, however, have several domestic pets which he seems to regard as children.

2:52 PM  
Blogger HH said...

Unlike Queen Victoria, HH is amused. You win a cigar! (Sorry, not Cuban.) (Prefer term, "animal companions".)

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pets count!

4:50 PM  
Blogger HH said...


6:44 PM  

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