Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Santa has traded his Norelco for a Mercedes Benz. And we like him a lot less
Well, it seems that Santa has done rather well for himself in the past year, doesn't it?
We've got unemployment at just under 8% as the "new normal." We've got college becoming an out-of-reach fantasy to more and more young adults every single year. We've got a President who is concocting what he calls a "Grand Bargain" involving taking a machete to the social safety net, accepting the bullshit talking point that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are the principle drivers of the deficit and must experience "sensible cuts."
Oh, but he's going to "ask the wealthy to pay a little more," so it's all OK. WTF-ever, buddy.
We've got wages which peaked in the early-90s and costs which continue to rise. Subsequently, we've got a large population using credit cards to buy groceries and gasoline. We've got families who are REGULARLY in debt, with monthly payments to VISA as automatic as the electric bill and mortgage. We've got kids being raised by schools and by other kids while Mom and Dad both work full-time jobs (if they are both fortunate enough to HAVE jobs.)
Ah, but someone is thriving in this Brave New World. Santa has a car collection that would put Jay Leno's to shame. Warms the heart, doesn't it?
I can just guess who Santa voted for this year. He almost certainly cast his vote for the Corporate whore who worships at the Shrine of Business and lets Wall Street determine the economic fate of the nation. Or maybe he voted for Mitt Romney. He certainly didn't vote for Jill Stein or any of the Non-productive Whiners Who Want Nanny Government And Cradle To Grave Care. Fuck THOSE losers.
Oh, and Merry Christmas. Ho Ho Ho. The first Lexus Wrapped in a Red Ribbon commercials appearing on a television near you in 3.....2.....1.....