Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Government Shutdown, EPA

NBC has been shadowing a couple of EPA workers who were laid-off during the government shutdown to discover the impact it is having on their household budgets and spending plans.
I wish NBC would spend some time in coal country to see what affect the EPA's open war on the coal industry has had on those working families.  As long as the EPA operates unconstrained, those jobs are never coming back.

Government Spending and Pop Culture

Last night I watched back-to-back episodes of "Castle", the popular crime series.
It was a two-parter, with a plot revolving around a series of events that, if touched-off, would result in the economic collapse of the U.S.
It turned out that the triggering event was a death of Chinese child who was the daughter of an influential Chinese businessman, and the death would be tied to the CIA.  That, in turn, would lead to the Chinese ceasing to buy U.S. government debt, leading to austerity measures, leading to tax riots, etc. etc. and eventual collapse of America.
It is interesting that Hollywood scriptwriters can foresee this, but our rulers apparently can't.