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November 07, 2012

We Demand a Recount!

Okay, so our guy lost. But did he lose in the larger sense?

Yes, he lost there too.

But then, we do not feel we “wasted” our vote.  After all, Mitt Romney is exactly the same amount of not president as Gary Johnson.

Still, Barack Obama is, by any measure that places a value on freedom, liberty, and self-determination, a miserable failure, and yet he still won. How could this be?

Because no one uses any measure that places a value on freedom, liberty, and self-determination. After all, freedom sounds kind of hard, liberty is probably a lot of work too, and self-determination might actually involve getting a job and moving out of your parent’s basement.

Free stuff on the other hand has three major attractions:

  1. It’s free.
  2. You don’t have pay for it.
  3. The price is $0.00.

We're starting to see the appeal

As you can see from the chart below, Barack Obama likes to give away free stuff.

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You know you’re a big spender when you increase spending faster than strict fiscal disciplinary Republicans do.

Of course, we all expect free things from our government, like free water in disasters. Sure, you can’t get any, but at least it’s free.

Then there’s the free money the Federal Reserve creates out of thin air. Hey, it’s free!

And the free health care, and free cell phones, and free college tuition.

You might be saying to yourself, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”

Well, that all depends on which side of the table you’re sitting on, doesn't it.

In other news:

“With the election of progressive Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts and Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin, Obama’s longtime backers feel the liberal spirit inside the president could be unleashed: climate change, gun control, and immigration reform perhaps heading to the top of the agenda.”

Does anyone know what the weather is like in the Cayman Islands this time of year?

J.

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The "takers" have overtaken the "makers."

Posted by: barryjo | Nov 7, 2012 6:39:11 PM

Anything free is worth what you paid for it.

Posted by: TheOldMan | Nov 8, 2012 1:00:52 PM

Here's something for your next Consensus Watch: http://www.qando.net/?p=14407.

Posted by: TheOldMan | Nov 27, 2012 4:12:58 PM

Hey they fought hard for their jobs and we all paid the bill:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-12-19/gm-buys-back-200mm-shares-us-government-uncle-sam-divest-remaining-stake-50-loss

Posted by: TheOldMan | Dec 19, 2012 12:23:54 PM

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