I think I have figured out what Obama and Pelosi are doing by pushing their worthless $900 billion stimulus bill. The gist of it all is that they are dealing a game of Three Card Monte to clueless American taxpayers.
Lets start with the 3 cards on the table. The first card was the first $800 billion tarp BANK bailout that did not work. The second card was the Fed and Treasury cooking in another few trillion to the banks on the sly. The third card of course is Obama's $900 billion stimulus plan. Now we know what all the three cards are so it should be easy to pick the card that's a "winner" so the stupid taxpayer playing the game picks the $900 billion Obama stimulus card. The three cards get shuffled up, the taxpayer places his bet. When the taxpayer picks a card and the dealer turns it over the taxpayer finds he picked the wrong card and loses his money.
Curiously enough, the card that the dealer turned over was not even one of the original three cards. The card the dealer turned over was the TARP II card for an additional $3 to $4 trillion of bailout money for the banks. Confused, the stupid taxpayer wants to double down on his original bet and the dealer shuffles the cards again for another hand of Three Card Monte.
On Monday or Tuesday of next week Obama and Geithner will announce the need for additional trillions to save the banks which begins a completely new game of Three Game Monte. The reason Obama MUST get his current stimulus plan passed is because if he can't then there's a snowball's chance in hell of him and Geithner saving the skins of the people and banks that got us into this crisis to begin with. The Obama stimulus plan is being used as a bone to make it appear he cares about average Americans while the real plan is to get trillions into the banks. Classic bait and switch. Make it appear Americans are getting something while doing a back room deal with the banks.
Only when the taxpayers get a belly full of this rigged game will they demand something else from these idiots but if past experience accounts [for] anything, the American taxpayer is just too damn stupid and lazy to do anything about it.
Friday, February 06, 2009
Obama's Three Card Monte Game
An astute reader shared this card game analogy with me on the real deal behind Obama's $1 trillion stimulus (spending) plan, which I wanted to share with you. After reading Biden's assessment that Obama has a 30% chance of getting it wrong with his stimulus plan, I think the reader is on to something: