Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Wide Stance on Bailouts

The GOP wrote a fresh new party platform just a few weeks ago, but it's fair to ask why they bothered. Here's a hilarious instance of its mendacity:

We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to take longer to correct itself. We believe in the free market as the best tool to sustained prosperity and opportunity for all.
As with their endless encomiums to "fiscal conservatism" and "small government," so too their rapturous praises for "free markets" and against "government interference." How these people don't die from embarrassment is a fascinating open question for medical science.


Paul said...

I missed this post earlier and just saw it tonight. Too funny! Thanks for posting it!

Dale said...

Bpaul, I'm glad you found the post, and thanks for the comment. Granted, some GOP members did make sounds against the bailout, but it passed with their help, with their president's help, and with their presidential nominee's help. It remains an open question of why they even bother writing a party platform when so few of them actually believe it when push comes to shove.