And considering that we keep buying this crap. That one party is going to good for us, that politicians will be held to the People and not the aristocracy, kinda points to us being that damned stupid.
The only thing Obama has provided was a good name for my master/slave laser set up for trapping 87 Rb. I call them Hope and Change. Hope is the slave laser cause you hope to hell it follows the master and puts out enough power at the proper frequency. Change is the master since it has a grating feedback system which you can dither to change the output frequency. Hahah. Fits in well with the rest of my lasers. I have Gitmo for my main 85Rb trap laser (though sadly this one just died, the replacement I think we're calling "undisclosed location"), Homeland Security for the 85Rb repump, IDF for the 87 repump (cause originally that laser was used during my reabsorption measurements, and its purpose was to heat the atoms in a particular hyperfine state, thus ejecting them from the trap. So we called it IDF because it clears out states) and Office of Information Awareness is our probe laser.
Is that enough to get me on some form of list?
Last edited by Ikari; 11-13-09 at 11:22 AM.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
If the remaining funds that were set aside for TARP (or TARP2) are no longer necessary for that purpose, it just makes sense to shift the excess over to programs where it can be put to better use. I mean, what's the point of just letting it sit there un-utilized? I'd think fiscal Conservatives would applaud this effort instead of calling it a "shell game".
Or we can call it robbing Peter to pay Paul...
Or we can call it.. I'du'now a socialist attack of our financial system...
The term circle-*erk comes to mind...
But WHATEVER you want to call it it makes NO sense to use borrowed money to pay down a deficit... unless your deficit IS common sense!
I just think it's two-faced to say he's ringing up the deficit, but when he finally does find a way to draw it down even by using "borrowed money" (ie., taxpayer dollars), the right still finds a way to critisize him.
I mean, here it is he's trying to do the fiscally responsible thing and he still gets flack over it. Unreal...
Here's the flipside to this issue:
1) If he does nothing with the excess TARP funds, he's blamed for sitting on funds the government really didn't need or utilized inappropriately.
2) If he repays the people via some form of stimulas plan (i.e., your check is in the mail), then he's blamed for doing as GW Bush did - giving too small an amount back to the people in order to spur economic growth.
Once again, he can't win for losing.
Last edited by Objective Voice; 11-13-09 at 03:26 PM.