This post by Anthony Gregory is the best piece of satire I’ve read in a long time. You have to read the entire thing, but I’ll quote a bit to give a feel for it:
The end of this terrible recession into which the free market plunged us is all thanks to the federal government, of course. In particular, we owe the Obama administration our gratitude for its stimulus program. But we should also tip our hats—hats we can presumably now afford to buy— toward the Bush administration for its TARP bailouts, without which the banking system would have completely collapsed, credit would have dried up and we would have all starved to death.
This post reminded me that I needed to write my own blog entry on the central issue that I believe could unite people from both ends of the political spectrum. That idea is that it is not the intention behind a particular policy or government program that matters; what truly matters is the overall effectiveness of the policy. More to come on that in a future post.
Sorry for the lack of updates. Will try to resume regular posting soon.