Saturday, July 25, 2009

Why Newspapers Are Failing, Part Hojillion

Louisville Courier-Journal, after suggesting that the electorate rilly-rilly-rilllly wanting something to be true will make it so,* whines about "...centrist 'Blue Dog' Democrats, who seem unable to muster the spine to pay for health care reform with even so innocuous a measure as higher taxes on the richest 1 percent of Americans." Yes, what could possibly be more innocuous than a tax increase on the group best situated to ensure it (and then some!) gets passed down to all the rest of us in the form of higher prices on everything we buy from companies controlled by the richest one percent of Americans. Companies owning things like, oh hully gee, Wal-Mart. Or newspapers.


Go, Blue Dogs, go! I'm countin' on you.
* Just 'cos people can vote for "free money from the government," that doesn't mean it actually exists. Or that they have an moral right to shake down their neighbors for it. It's no more than a class-action Bill of Attainder, is what it is.


Turk Turon said...

"class-action Bill of Attainder"

I like it!

BobG said...

"The budget is a mythical bean bag. Congress votes mythical beans into it, and then tries to reach in and pull real beans out."
-Will Rogers

Joanna said...

There's going to be a protest in front of Evan Bayh's office at 4:30 p.m. July 27th (that's Monday). Show up at 10 W. Market St. and make some noise!