The Populist Twins, Joe and O, Hold a Middle-Class Garage Sale!

Don't worry! It will "revenue neutral!" Yep.

Posted by Donald Sensing at January 25, 2010 10:39 AM

How about affirmative action programs for marginally intelligent socialists with unmitigated egos who have been molly-coddled their whole lives? Check

How about hair plugs for the prematurely balding motor-mouthed plagarist? Check

Go O and Joe!

Posted by Blastineau at January 25, 2010 10:45 AM

You have an amazing knack, Mr. G.---if knack is the word I want---to produce via the medium itself---confusion, dread, gallows humor, and a spiral into madness that matches the message.

Now if you'll excuse me, I am 10 mg low on Thorazine. Must top off the tank.

Posted by Lance de Boyle at January 25, 2010 11:11 AM

And you, Mr. de Boyle, are my ideal reader.

Posted by vanderleun at January 25, 2010 11:49 AM

So the federal govt will require employers to automatically set up IRA or 401k accounts for newly hired employees. Money is automatically deducted from employee paychecks into these new savings vehicles. It's good to save for retirement, I'm not knocking it at all.

But, if you are lucky enough to get a job right now, you might be a little bit tight on cash after being out of work & scraping by. Maybe you don't want to start funding your retirement just yet, maybe you'd rather buy groceries or pay down a credit card. You don't get a choice.

Also, there have been rumblings of the federal govt somehow taking control of IRA and 401k accounts and putting the cash in those accts into social security or somesuch. This would certainly make the take from such an action even bigger.

Posted by Boots at January 25, 2010 12:02 PM

That can't be right.

"Populism" is what evil tea-baggers talk about.

Posted by mariner at January 25, 2010 3:26 PM