From upper-middle class to jobless in the twinkling of an eye. HOORAY RECESSION!

From upper-middle class to jobless in the twinkling of an eye. HOORAY RECESSION!

Rich jack-off whos smiling because the guy wholl CUT his taxes is ahead in the polls. And because its all gravy, what with all his money being tucked away in Switzerland.

Rich jack-off who's smiling because the guy who'll CUT his taxes is ahead in the polls. And because it's all gravy, what with all his money being tucked away in Switzerland.

So Merrill Lynch has finally bowed to the pressure and has sold itself to Bank of America for about $50 billion in order to avoid an impending catastrophe. The folks over at Lehman Brothers were not able to find a buyer and are now even closer to liquidation. Word is that insurance behemoth AIG (American International Group) is in some bad shape as well. A week ago George W. and his mates in the 2nd branch were forced to take control of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. In short, as far as the economy is concerned, the big boys aren’t doing too hot. They are in fact, according to the New York Times, “teeter[ing] amid fear of a wider crisis”. And for those of us who have always lived on Earth and don’t have to deal with the ugly reality of hurtling from a lofty perch down towards it, gas prices (and commodity prices as well, because gas is involved in making and shipping EVERYTHING) continue to be obscenely high and have only gotten worse (avg. price up from $3.68 a gallon to $3.80) due to Hurrican Ike’s forcing the closing of refineries.

All this, and the guy who has admitted to “know[ing] a lot less about economics” and “still need[ing] to be educated” is up in the polls. I’m not going to lie people. This does not make me a happy camper. Read the candidates economic plans. See the ENORMOUS difference in what ‘middle class tax cuts’ means to each candidate. And if you already know that the Republican candidates for President and Vice President know/care so blessedly little about the economy and foreign policy respectively – not to mention shifting away from depending on foreign oil, fighting global warming, better health care, protecting reproductive rights and an ideologically balanced Supreme Court to name a few – then please FOR THE LOVE OF GOD do more than just idly worry/ask me how I feel about the polls/make snarky jokes. Get the fuck involved! Give just an hour or two a week to get voters registered, etc. so that we can send these people packing and get back to having a country that actually functions.

Or don’t. And shut your fucking mouth about how we’re in the shitter and will be for four more years.

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