Wednesday, September 24, 2008

ClusterStock's Modest Proposal For American Economics

In only his second day on the job, ClusterStock's John Carney is already swinging for the fences, and knocking them out of the park. To wit:

Recognizing the financial calamity faced by the United States, John McCain has decided to “suspend” his job as a presidential candidate until a solution can be worked out. He’s called on Barack Obama to do the same, and wants to cancel the presidential candidates debate scheduled for this Friday.
While we’re tempted to breathe a sigh of relief that we’ll no longer have to go through another day of this crisis without the economic leadership of McCain, we realize we should be following his example. There are dozens of things that need to be suspended in light of this calamity. Here’s five.

He then goes on to itemize the activities that should be suspended in light of the gravity of the situation that now imperils the US economy.

Really, none of them are anywhere near as absurd as the idea that McCain, who admits to knowing fuck-all about economics, should be allowed a time-out from his campaign for the Presidency. In fact, some of Mr. Carney's suggestions are downright salubrious, and if adopted swiftly might actually save his country.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is good to see that McCain is taking such good care to model himself after Bush, who sacrificed so deeply by giving up golf to honour all the soldiers returning in coffins. A demonstrated eye for significant sacrifice will no doubt appeal to the voting public.