What’s worse? Terrorism?

March 19th, 2009

Or economic terrorism?

After 9/11, viagra generic ambulance when I’d hear the press talk about how the world had changed and all Americans were filled with anxiety, cialis canada I’d always say to myself, “really?”

I mean, I live in Wisconsin. Not New York, or D.C. or Los Angeles.

I was never really worried that Al-Qaeda was going to blow up the domes. I wasn’t happy about the terrorist attacks, but I never felt personally threatened by them.

But the economic terrorism caused by bad lending practices, stupid financial vehicles, and greedy bankers, actually has me sick to my stomach most days.

I see friends, neighbors, and business associates suffering.

And everything the government is doing in the name of stimulating the economy (most of which has much more to do with old-fashioned liberal priorities than actually fixing the situation) is actually making me more anxious, not less.

All in all, I suppose I’m saying I’m a lot more worried about our exploding economy than I’ve ever been by the prospect of being blown up by a suicide bomber.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Chris from Racine  |  March 19th, 2009 at 11:07 am

    I wholeheartedly agree

  • 2. Josh Schroeder  |  March 19th, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    But who are the economic terrorists?

  • 3. Elliot  |  March 19th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    A long list, Josh.

    AIG is way up there. We should have let them crash and burn and then secure the banks they “insured” directly. (In many cases now those banks are getting money from us directly AND through AIG).

    Fannie, Freddie, and the politicians that thought people should have their own homes whether they could afford them or not.

    Home speculators.

    The politicians who are mortgaging our kids’ futures to temporarily reward their favorite constituencies.

    I could go on, but do I really need to?

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