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With apologies to Chesley Sullenberger:
seems like for this situation to be a better analogy for the bailout, the folks in the raft here would have to have thrown the birds into the engine on the off chance they’d make money on it.
To echo Brian – the picture would only be complete by rendering Congress as a flock of geese.
“Congress as a flock of geese”
They already are, and that’s without a sarcastic picture.
At first I didn’t notice the word ‘economy’ written on the plane since it is not written in red.
The cold water that the economy will sink in is the dollar. You know that the dollar is a fiat currency that is being counterfeited as fast as it can flow – like a mighty river of theft.
The taxpayers are stranded in the cold water of the dollar and the bankers are hoping to stay afloat but the cold reality in these wintry days of the Keynesian long run is that other parts of the world are warmer.
Classical liberalism is a hopeful springtime but the pollution of the unConstitutional coup and its minions will block the warm of the sun unless you and I can create enough of a wind of ideological change to cause revolutionary change in the atmosphere of human rights and property rights.
The metaphor is imperfect: the bankers HAVE a raft while the taxpayers aren’t being rescued at all; they are going down with the plane.
wow a picture really is a thousand words and I surprised that I *got* it seeing how I’ve only been studying Austrian economics for about two weeks.
Congress are geese also in the sense that they cr*p all over everything.
The story gets richer: AIG is the lead insurer for the aircraft.
Well, Mr. Esguerra. It could have been worse. Lehman Brothers could have been invested in US Airways. Not that makes the situation any better.
I think I can see Paul Krugman on the shoreline, frantically explaining that in “depression aviation” normal rules don’t apply, and they should all get back in and gun the engines.
Taxpayers, southerns heading home and bankers taking dinghy to their exclusive N.Y Waterways cruise. No rescue package for the taxpayers even when they have descended into the Henry Hudson.
That picture speaks a thousand words. I am more focused on the water in the picture though. To me, the water signifies the continuing national debt piling up due to the Federal Reserve and Government’s monetary policies. On the shoreline we see Paul Krugman frantically calling for more water to help keep the sinking U.S. economy afloat.
Krugman and Bernanke would be saying, what we really need here is more geese, a lot more geese. The reason the plane crashed was because of the failure to fill the skies over NYC with sufficient geese to keep the plane in the air.
You have it all wrong. Krugman would want more geese so we could destroy more planes, thus creating demand for new planes, thereby providing employment for thousands of Ameri…wait, nevermind…it is an Airbus, so I guess the more geese we have the more French will be put to work.
“This stimulus and deficit spending thing is hard! No wonder I won a Nobel prize!!!”
Don’t worry Paul, we are putting up barriers to international trade. Everything will be OK.
“Yeah, but they were Canadian geese.”
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