Smarmy Alligator

Politics, pop culture, and self-deprecation

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Ergh. I think our theory is right: someday in my lifetime, there will be a point when one giant corporation owns everything, including (especially) our entire governmental structure. There are signs of the coming apocalypse.

I especially love the paltry “help to the middle class” reasoning Congress uses as they give and give and give to their corporate puppeteers:

“Rep. David Dreier, R-Calif., said the legislation would save American families an average $400 a year in higher interest rates now charged to consumers to recoup losses from those who abuse bankruptcy proceedings. “

Riiight. The benevolent credit card companies only charge high interests rates because they’re forced to by the gamblers and compulsive shoppers, who declare bankruptcy for fun and profit. Once these secretly wealthy n’er do wells (you know, the millionaires and celebrities declaring bankruptcy) are curbed from their Chapter 7 tax code addiction, the credit card companies will lower interest rates. Because, obviously, their existence in our glorious capitalist system is only to allow consumers access to all the goods and services produced in this glorious capitalist country.

The free market rules. Obviously.

I feel nauseous.


Written by laura k

April 14, 2005 at 7:54 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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