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Government meddling in economy fails again

On Jan. 17, the Los Angeles Times reported that “an index of 24 major bank stocks has fallen every month since September and dived 29 percent just since year-end, to a 13-year low.”

Of course, many of the banks in this index are the ones that received corporate welfare (what the government mislabels as “stimulus”) the last few months.

This is yet another piece of evidence that government meddling in the economy does not work.

Why? One reason is that the government does not make decisions based on economics. It makes decisions based on politics. Another reason is that confiscating hard-earned money away from taxpayers prevents those individuals from putting those funds to the productive uses to which they would have otherwise gone.

Corporate welfare is thus both immoral and impractical. Too bad more of our inept, corrupt politicians don’t embrace the principles of Ayn Rand, author of “Atlas Shrugged.” If they had, this entire mess would have been avoided.

Mark Kalinowski

New York, N.Y.

Well, maybe we do owe Bush a big thanks

Condoleezza Rice says we’ll thank former President Bush? OK, thanks for:


Osama bid Laden’s freedom

Dick Cheney’s treason

Surpluses’ evaporation

Karl Rove’s contempt

Hurricane Katrina’s anarchy

Donald Rumsfeld’s miserliness

Alberto Gonzales’s torture

Colin Powell’s lies

Iran’s nukes

Iraq’s occupation

Enron’s fall

Bernie Madoff’s ripoffs

The Security and Exchange Commission’s napping

Sarah Palin’s idiocy

Republicans’ hypocrisy

50-plus scandals

… and finally …

Democrats’ victory.

J. Andrew Smith

Bloomfield, N.J.

Closer to end of U.S. than you may think

In 1,000 years, when archaeologists pick over our commodes they will find bits and pieces telling why we failed, vanishing like Rome and on her schedule.

Rome predicts our demise in one generation – 20 years – and not from without, but from within.

Third millennium scientists will discuss the “Death Party” – the party that promoted abortion, condoms, homosexuality, liberalism, feminism, Ponzi economics, birth control and euthanasia. Predictably, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just noted birth control will help balance the budget by reducing social obligations – the “entitlements.” She is right on schedule.

That the equation is balanced by preventing life to reduce entitlements for a more productive population points to the next step: euthanasia. How long will it be before Congress is debating euthanasia of the unfit, defective, deformed and elderly? Only two things need to happen: (1) Social Security and Medicare fail, (2) the electorate is unquenchable.

The only way to stay in the elected class is to solve the problem. The electeds’ backs are to the wall, but they can fix it with a 100 percent death tax and an increased death rate. Of course elected people and their families will be excused from the plan.

Today doctors and hospitals are the fifth leading cause of death. Under socialism, that number will rise as America seeks “a final solution.”

Adrian Vance

Lakeport, Calif.

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