Thursday, May 11, 2006

Our National Funk

In the spirit of Justin Taylor's post on American Pessimism, I give you the Top 11 Liberal Complaints About the Economy, as written by Nihilist in Golf Pants.

11. Record level Dow Jones Index makes it hard to buy low

10. Low unemployment could trigger inflation

9. Teachers make less than NBA players

8. Gas taxes should be higher and gas prices should be lower

7. Not everyone is willing to pay for a better Minnesota

6. Women on maternity leave don't get equal pay for no work

5. President Bush probably doesn't know what a gallon of milk or a loaf of bread costs

4. Someone out there is still making more money than me

3. Although he's less scary than Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke is still pretty scary

2. Modern art is too expensive

1. The free market doesn't price all goods and services at exactly the level I think they should be, so we need to invoke government power to correct that error

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As a socialist, I believe the high gas prices are purely the result of evil American capitalism. Since I don't understand the global energy markets, I blame large American companies for charging me so much money to fill up my 1982 Datsun. I need the government to stop these greedy American pigs and set prices for me. I'd rather wait in line for 2 wks to fill up, as it will remind me of the mother country. Please comrades, vote for Hillary in 2008!