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"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

Reps and Dems slug it out

In response to an FT article by Ed Luce on 5th February 2016, entitled 'Clinton and Sanders trade barbs not insults'

God Bless the people of America - they'll need it to recover from the avalanche of mediocrity that will descend on the White House whichever one of these folks clambers to the top of the slimy pole. 

On the left there's a choice between an honest man with a mission, who would turn the state into a religion; and a dishonest woman with a gigantic sense of entitlement, who would continue the family tradition of paying homage to the highest bidder. 

On the right, a choice between a narcissist, a zealot, and a toddler.

Never mind - there's always Congress. But perhaps that would be better phrased: As if that wasn't enough, there's always Congress. 

A third party would a great idea, but I think having two parties would be a good place to start. At the moment we have the Republican Wing of the Big Government Party and the Democratic Wing of the Big Government Party. The Republicans favour spending money on ‘guns’, the Democrats prefer ‘butter’; both are in hock to vested interests. Typically a compromise is reached prior to a general election year, as it was in December. This gives each party free rein to restock the pork barrel to make the year go with a bang.

Will it matter which bag of wind gets into the White House? I doubt it. I do think that a great nation can do way better than this...but not without creating term limits to purge the careerists, and to finally lift the lid on the corruption and revolving doors that exist between Washington, Wall Street, and the Defence contractors etc. Until that is done, the biggest difference is in slogans.

Anyone wishing to find out more about the slogans of the Democrat Wing of the Big Government Party, can visit:

Anyone wishing to find out more about the slogans of the Republican Wing of the Big Government Party, please visit:

Larry Summers is still after a free lunch

We haven't abolished cycles...or the hubris of central bankers