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2012 Election Here We Come! Yawn!

I don’t know about you, but the 2012 election cycle is already winding up, and I’m seriously bored with it already. Last time the Democrats pilloried Bush, this time the Republican machine is busy pillorying Obama. Last time Bush couldn’t do anything right and in his eight years in office had ‘destroyed the country’, this time Obama has ‘destroyed the country’ in his short three year term. Of course. Bush didn’t do anything right; Obama isn’t doing anything right. Yawn! Bush had the country ‘headed in the wrong direction’ and now so does Obama. Spare me!

Can these idiots grow up already? Did President Bush make mistakes? Yes. Some doozies! Has Obama made mistakes? Of course. Did either destroy the country? Hell no. Get real! In point of fact, more damage is done by the Congress, which now runs in perpetual election mode (thanks in no small part to talk radio and the 24/7 news cycles), than gets done by the dude in the White House. The Republicans in Congress have turned (their limited understanding of) supply side economics into a ‘no new taxes!’ religion and have completely overlooked many of the important lessons of Austrian economics and economists such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Jude Wanniski, amongst others. Meanwhile the Democrats treat John Maynard Keynes as a God and think government manipulation (through spending, of course) can solve virtually every problem—including tooth decay. And in the end, we get not the best of both—which would be refreshing—but neither. We get a messed up hodgepodge that not only doesn’t deal with the very real economic problems we’re confronted with, but has an obnoxious habit of making them worse.

So color me completely enthused with this coming election cycle, where we get to repeat the finger pointing, the character assassination, the twin epidemics of selective recall and rewriting of history.

What I’d really like to see is a new drug: An injection that compels the candidates to debate the facts about the various theories surrounding the issues that face us.

Now that would be fun to see!

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