Thursday, December 16, 2004

Willy Wonka and the Economics Factory

Bush and his cabal of oompa loompas are pushing their fantasy land economic plan [scheme, racket, hustle, flimflam] this week. Even the AP headline calls him a liar:

Bush view of economy at odds with forecast

An economy with blue skies, happy workers and prosperity for all, just around the corner. That's the sunny picture painted Wednesday at President Bush's economic conference, where nary a discouraging word was uttered and Bush's second-term priorities were resoundingly praised.

Oompa loompa doompity doo...

Here's Bush's "plan," by the way:

  • overhaul the tax code
    [cut taxes on the rich and shift the tax burden onto the backs of the poor]

  • and Social Security
    [eliminate social security]

  • limit lawsuit liability awards
    [kill all the peasants you like!]

    Vice President Dick Cheney: "If we stay on that path, the years ahead will bring even greater progress and prosperity."

    Larry Mocha, a Tulsa, Okla., manufacturer of truck air brake systems: "I want to thank the administration for all the positive things you've done for our economy. ... It hasn't always been this good."

    Treasury Secretary John Snow: "We are the envy of the world."

    Harvard economics professor Martin Feldstein: "I'm pleased to say the economy is now in very good shape."

    Oompa loompa doompity DEE!

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