Last weekend’s previously passed Middle-Income Payroll Tax Cut is dead again with more off and on again posturing – per usual. By the time I publish this post, the tax cut will most likely have reached a compromise and again deteriorated into chaos and back again. It’s political theater of the absurd, and we’ve all seen this drama play-out before. Hopefully the American voting audience will accurately pick-out the villains from the vilified in the latest Capital Hill comedy of errors.
We need a Christmas Miracle, and it’s got to be more than merely the timely passing of Kim Jung Il, and the inevitable downward spiral of Newt Gingrich in the GOP primaries. It needs to be greater than knowing Dick Cheney has a battery-operated digital heart, and Walt Disney still remains cryogenically frozen. We need something to make the world sit-up and take notice.
Like what you ask?
An end to reality TV?
The Kardashians fading into obscurity?
Gangata-rap being replaced by a return to melody and lyrics?
No, all that’s way too much to hope for. What we want for Christmas (or this Holiday Season if you prefer) is for House Republicans to put the interests of the country above materialism and power. Nah, that’ll never happen either.
Here’s what Winnie and Duck propose for our Winter Solstice miracle:
How about a HUGE digital money transfer? I’m talking about a transfer of wealth from all the institutions to whom ‘We the People’ have generously bailed-out, divvyed-up and fairly proportioned into — wait — let me do some mathematical calculations here — three-hundred and eleven million people less 1% — divided into X-number of trillions of dollars — parceled-up evenly — and mysteriously deposited directly into the bank accounts of every poor sucker who ever voted and paid taxes. Frankly it would do a hell of a lot more to repair the economy than any of the trickle-down economics currently being unemployed by the “Job Creators.” Sadly my calculator doesn’t’ have room for all the zeroes, so I can’t give you a bottom-line net gain for each citizen. Anyone willing to do the math is more than welcome to post that figure in the comments section.
But back to the transfer of wealth to the masses…
Of course the tracking records of this monumental transfer of wealth would become magically untraceable. AND best of all, since banks, mortgage companies and lending institutions have repeatedly demonstrated over the past decade how they don’t keep anything close to accurate accounting records — ALL of that bailout money would still be due to be paid-back with interest. Prior payments against the debt would be conveniently lost and therefore added to the outstanding principal.
It’s kind of like what Wall Street did to the American people, only in a fun-house mirror. Think of it like spending the holidays on an alternate universe where fairness is the guiding principle – not principal. Now THAT’s what I call a Christmas miracle. Dream-on…