Sunday, July 24, 2011

Government

The Greater Fool Theory is supposed to be a principle of economics and investing.  Who knew that it also applies to Democrats and Republicans?  We are facing an economic disaster if the debt ceiling is not raised immediately, and yet the President and Congress play political games.

They all disgust me.  Fasten your seatbelts.

22 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

I hope for once politics will take it seriously!
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Mark Twain was a wise man Jack, lets hope some sensible decisions are made! Tightening seat belt as I type.....!!

Jacob said...

Well, I have much to say on this topic. It ain't the prez who's playing games. But that's another story. Another wise man once said that "Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels."

People fly American flags on their cars down here to show their "patriotism." Not so. If one was anti-government and working to overthrow it, the first thing he/she would do would be to fly the flag!

brattcat said...

it's already a bumpy ride and it's about to get bumpier.

Kaori said...

Mr Twain sure was smart! I like how you framed this photo :D

joo said...

He was a wise man, wasn't he?
Have a nice day!

Kate said...

Politicians not only often disgust me, they frighten me because of their unbridled power.

VP said...

Mark Twain was a wise man...

Regina K said...

It will be a rough ride. Seems like our current group of politicians like to take it down to the wire. I wish they would consider what is best for the people of this country instead of what is best for their donkeys or elephants.

Sharon said...

The American people elected a divided government so it only makes sense that each side of the debate has to give a little. I agree with Regina, they need to start thinking about what is good for the country and not what is going to get them reelected.

Sylvia K said...

Mark Twain always says it just right and he's definitely a favorite of mine -- as you probably know. As for those AHs in Washington, I don't think I've ever been as disgusted and fed up as I am now -- with both sides! They make me sick at my stomach -- great for weight loss, bad for the brain. We are indeed facing an economic disaster if they don't get their act together and stop the games! Great post, Jack!

Sylvia

Randy said...

I am with Sharon and Regina on this one. Although I think the media plays a big part in heightening the fear.

Malyss said...

I'm with you on that point: all politicians are disgusting me, more and more, no matter the country where they are..

cieldequimper said...

Ah well, you know, election is soon...

Excellent post and superb quote. It should inspire all of us (which includes those in power everywhere).

EG Wow said...

Love this quote!

It's not just the U.S. that goes down if the games don't stop.

RedPat said...

All politicians (or most) seem to be the same! Mark Twain was a great man.

Bob Crowe said...

And Samuel Johnson observed that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Could that be applied to some of our leaders?

Farmchick said...

I do love Mr. Twain. Puddn'head Wilson is my favorite Twain story.

JM said...

There was so much to say about this... I think you already know my feelings regarding politicians and other owners of the world, so don't get me started! :-)

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Love this. :)

SRQ said...

Mark Twain had some great one-liners, didn't he?!

Nathalie said...

A great quote!

As for current politics, I find that most bloggers shy away from the topic, at least you don't.

I'll join Sharon, Regina and Randy.

Thanks also to Jacob and Bob Crowe for their wise words - flag waving has never gotten anyone out of an economic crisis.