egg on your face
After printing up trillions and creating the worst inflation in half a century, let's print up another $800 billion and redistribute... er, I mean "invest" it in crony scams and boondoggles, and call it...
The Inflation Reduction Act.
"No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session."
~ Mark Twain
"High energy prices are great... they speed up the Green Transition"
-Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Finance Minister
Edit: Since this got some likes, might as well plug the piece I wrote this AM - https://zhcommenter.substack.com/p/the-vax
Never in the history of humans have we VOLUNTARILY reduced our resources. WTF do they think will happen as a result?
German governments and being too clever by half at the expense of their people.
Name a more iconic duo.
Thirty years ago the German auto workers funded Greenpeace through payroll deduction. Today Germany goes begging to the likes of Justin Trudeau (at war with domestic energy production and prosperity) for energy. I see a trend.
"Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The sight of this arbitrary rearrangement of riches strikes not only at security but [also] at confidence in the equity of the existing distribution of wealth.
Those to whom the system brings windfalls, beyond their deserts and even beyond their expectations or desires, become "profiteers," who are the object of the hatred of the bourgeoisie, whom the inflationism has impoverished, not less than of the proletariat. As the inflation proceeds... all permanent relations between debtors and creditors, which form the ultimate foundation of capitalism, become so utterly disordered as to be almost meaningless; and the process of wealth-getting degenerates into a gamble and a lottery.
Lenin was certainly right. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose."
~John Maynard Keynes, The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919)
All the countries have to do is pay in RUBLES if they want the natural gas. That's it.
LOL. Could be best meme ever imo.
Put more hens in the system and tell them to hurry.
The Beatles wrote a song about this called "Revolution". Ironically, they stole the opening guitar riff from Pee Wee Crayton. I'm sure there is a lesson in there somewhere, I don't know what it is, besides the fact that German "leaders" might want to turn the gas back on before they go the way of Marie Antoinette.
Wall St silver blocked me when I called him out for his hyperbole when the mint said they were struggling to keep up with production as relates to the 2021 silver Morgan dollars. The mint didn't run out of silver but they tried gaming that headline as if there's a run on the metal. dyor
Unfortunately, lots of people learn the wrong lesson from that Twitter video. They respond with something like, "Well, that's the free market for you."
Then there is the other story I heard somewhere, but I cannot remember where. A [Banker/WEF’er or whatever Evil there is] hires a man and pays him well. He gets married, owns his own home and seems to be getting along well.
One day, he speaks with his boss about how wonderful his wife is and what an asset she would be to the company. He states, she cannot find a job which pays well enough for her level of talent and asks the employer to hire her.
The employer agrees to hire his wife for half of his wage. He and his wife agree and they both continue happily. Suddenly, hard times hit and the company calls the man in, stating they must lay him off, as they can no longer afford his wage.
Devastated, the man goes out in search of employment, but cannot find a decent wage. He goes back to his employer and asks to be hired back. The employer agrees to hire him back at half of his wife’s salary.
Does this remind you of something???
Just so everyone knows where my mind is at, I initially misread "gatospies™" as "gatopsies™".
And to think I used to be so upbeat. The last three years have taken a toll.
I could watch that all day. (Nothing else good on anyway...)
I know the world wars were their fault, but isn’t committing suicide *now* a bit late?