Forget Spain for a moment…the bull is running in Washington, D.C. and as usual, its knee deep and very messy! The nostrils of the heartland are inhaling the horrible stench of big government out of control. Apparently, Obama is going to pick up where Bush left off but with more subtle twists on the bull. Hail to the bull!
President Elect Barack Obama is marketing his own self-styled brand of bull with renewed vigor and brazen candor. His latest claim to create a huge stimulus package while using his scalpel on budget line items to control expenses…it’s just plain bull, Barackian Bull.
Why Lobbyists are Bullish on Barack
Behind every line item of the US Budget are hordes of lobbyists. Under the economic doctrine of Barackian Bull, lobbyists will be focused not on line items but on big government bailouts and handouts. The lobbyists will no longer have to be so brazen and Barack can claim, “We don’t listen to the lobbyists.” Can you smell it?
It will be a show worth watching as the Dem minions working under the leadership of Pelosi and Reed dictate the allocation and distributions of billions of our tax dollars. Watch out for that cow pie!
Lobbyists are already partnering with the power brokers in new, highly creative ways that will enable them to channel new money to their constituents in place of line item money.
Some thought Eight Years of Bush Bull was Bad
Truly, the bulls are running. Auto industry executives, Governors and much of the financial sector institutions are lining up to take a ticket that will enable them to enter the raffle being run by Congress to bail out seemingly everyone, except of course, small businesses and the general public.
Let’s remind ourselves that Washington’s version of the running of the bull started with what was marketed as a $700 billion dollar toxic mortgage bailout. Not one cent has been used to purchase bad mortgage portfolios. Rather, the dollars are being used to fund banks, insurance companies and other Wall Street investment firms who we all know lobby Congress heavily and have always had the open ear of Senators and Representatives, not to mention the open checkbook.
Are average Americans being trampled under hoof? Does the running of the bull in Washington mean, once again, that we are unwitting, untrained and under-empowered constituents that are running for our lives in order to avoid economic goring by the sharp horns of a government that is no longer truly representative?
Are we the new national banking system who will be collectively taxed by means of bailout mania in order to sustain the money system that is now fickle at best and collapsing all around us at worse?