Ronald Reagan brought you supply side economics. Are you rich yet?
Bill Clinton reformed welfare. Are you rich yet?
George Bush gave you two tax cuts. Are you rich yet?
Alan Greenspan lowered the prime interest rate to near zero. Are you rich yet?
Barack Obama extended the Bush tax cuts. Are you rich yet?
Ben Bernanke purchased trillions of dollars of worthless CDOs from Wall Street banks. Are you rich yet?
Obama gave you a payroll tax cut. Are you rich yet?
Obama saved Wall Street for the sake of Main Street. Are you rich yet?
All of the above actions enriched the richest 1% and saved them trillions of dollars in bank assets. Are you rich yet?
Wall Street outlaws pay millions of dollars in protection money to the mobsters in DC we euphemistically refer to as Congress. And there’s a lot more scratch where that came from so long as the mobsters continue to play ball. There’s no indication the crooked game will ever end.
Alan Greenspan – Ayn Rand cultist, compulsive deregulationist and everybody’s favorite candidate for the mangled English prize – committed a spectacularly monumental blunder by failing to recognize a housing bubble almost as big as his nose, until the damn thing burst in his face. President Bush is seen awarding Alan the Baronial Medal of Stupidity, I mean the Presidential Medal of Freedom. You actually get an award for being one of the central characters that caused the collapse of the global economy.*
*(Alan Greenspan was also honored with the Schmuckup Prize in Economics awarded by the Nobella Prize Committee in September 2009.
The Committee, whose hideout is located in Pasta Fagioli, a village nestled deep in the Italian Alps, grants awards from time to time to deserving individuals in the arts, sciences and government or just about anything else whenever it feels like it.
The Schmuckup Prize consists of a statuette known as the Little Schmuckie and is made of rusted metal stolen from an auto junk yard. The Little Schmuckie is given to winners of the award while supplies last. Unfortunately for Alan supplies ran out the day he was awarded the prize.
Alan has also been nominated for Shit Eatingest Grin of the Decade. We stand breathless awaiting the committees decision on the winner).
- Classic Pasta e Fagioli Recipe (thedailymeal.com)