Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Capitalism: The World's Only Hope

"Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system."
Pope Francis

Clearly our communist Pope needs a lesson in something other than Marxian economics. To begin with "trickle-down" was a pejorative term invented by Democrats Tip O'Neal and Jim Wright to describe Reagan's across the board tax cuts of the early 80's. They wanted a catch phrase the low-info crowd could understand and remember. It was used quite a bit and still in use today (obviously) along with "VooDoo economics" a term our Republican progressives gave their Democrat progressive pals on a silver platter (thanks George I, pre-shate that). So if the Reagan years is the "trickle down" the Pope is referring to, I would suggest he read something other than Das Kapital or the non compos mentis ramblings of Jose Carlos Mariategui. Tell you what Mr. Pope, try comparing the Reagan BOOM to any country at any point in history. It's like comparing... well here's an illustration.
The Reagan BOOM                   Obama's "Expansion"
Did you get that? Good. Also, don't tell me we abuse and exploit our poor. We do a good job in the US taking care of our "less fortunate". Too good a job in my estimation. Good Grief we bend over backwards to provide opportunity and education to our wealthy "downtrodden". And when I say wealthy I mean just that. Here's a nice chart you may wish to peruse.

As you can see our air-conditioned, plasma tv, Obamaphone loving bottom 10% live better than the top 10% in most of the world. They are given more goodies than all but Canada, Sweden and Australia, and those countries don't have a tenth the scumbag, lazy-ass, pieces of shit we have in this once great country. And how do we afford to provide such a bounty to the non-producing, human refuge within our borders (and beyond)? It's called capitalism. Or would you prefer a system like Cuba
One of Fidel's "homes" / Line at government "store"
So Pope, how 'bout backing off the badmouthing of Capitalism! If you had a brain in your head you'd know it's the only thing that DOES WORK! It offers more hope to mankind than your brand of Christianity ever could. 

1 comment:

Mudge said...

Yesterday was indeed an historic moment in that the worst American president of my lifetime met the worst Catholic Pope of my lifetime.

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