[personal profile] forsyth
My alarm clock is set to NPR, because that's the channel that came in best. So I woke up this morning to the Diane Rehm Show. She has two people on talking about the "economic implications of Katrina." I'm pretty sure the one I'm mad at was Stephen Moore, who's apparently a "member of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board and
former President of the Club for Growth and a senior fellow at the Cato Institute." In other words, a fundamentalist "libertarian free-market" type. And what was he saying when I woke up? He was saying (paraphrased) "If you look at major companies, they evacuated most of their people, and some of their goods, as opposed to the government's incompetence." NO. You stupid @$!#. Private enterprise is NOT able to to disaster relief well. It's not big enough, there's no profit motive, etc. And the government's incompetence in the case of Katrina is not a natural result of government, it's a natural result of incompetent ideologues in power who spend all of their time "cutting" taxes and giving trillions away to their friends.

And yes, he tried to blame environmentalists for high gas prices too. More on that here.

And what'd he say just now? That Katrina means we need to cut taxes! OW MY FUCKING BRAIN.

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