If you want bi-partisanship, get some damn votes! I didn't hear calls for bi-partisanship when there was a Republican president (with a lower popular vote total than his opponent) and a legislative majority smaller than the one the Democrats have now. I see no reason to pay any heed now to the people whose failed policies we're now trying to fix.Or to put it more bluntly, you had your chance - we're going to fuck things up OUR way for awhile!
Look, don't give me a damn $500 tax cut. It'll stay in the bank and will provide absolutely zero economic stimulus. I think it's fair to say that most of the people I know would do the same. We're either newly unemployed or we're scared shitless that we will be tomorrow. The Republicans have it totally, absolutely, demonstrably wrong and thankfully they were unable to sway enough Dems to vote against the current package in the House. The package that passed does not go nearly far enough and still depends too much on tax breaks, but it's a damn sight better than what was being proposed by Boehner and others.The quickest way to create jobs is to use the money to pay people to do new fucking jobs. The American Society of Civil Engineers just put out a report suggesting that we need to spend $2.2 trillion to fix existing infrastructure. Now, if I get laid off, I'll be a lot happier when my unemployment runs out to know that there's a job out there repairing bridges or something - I'm certainly capable of doing physical labor and while it might pay a heck of a lot less than what I make today, I won't starve to death. And I'm pretty confident that I'd be the boss in a few weeks anyway...
Labels: Money, Politics
eBay Auctions - I Has Some
So the great comic book giveaway I tried earlier last year really never made much progress, so I'm trying the eBay route after all. I've got 6 auctions out there that I just posted tonight - it'll be interesting to see if they go anywhere at all. All I really want is enough shipping cost to cover what it'll cost me - I don't care if I get nothing for the books themselves. If you're interested, look for:
Superman 79-84 (DC)
Way of the Rat 1-6 (Crossgen)
X-Men: The Early Year 3-8 (Marvel)
Wanted 1-2 (Image)
30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow 1-3 (IDW)
XSE 1-4 (Marvel)
Hoping I get some takers...
Labels: Comic Books