Good For A Laugh, At Least

Want to play around with the budget and see how well you score on stimulating the economy, averting the bust and balancing the budget?

Become Emperor and hang all politicians first. After that, the economy will take care of itself.

But if you want to waste some time while laughing your arse off at the same time, learning absolutely nothing about how the real world economy works, there’s an app for that too, called “Budget Hero.”

If you decide to play with it, do take the briefing first. It will get you off to a good howler of a laff when it goes on about how it’s based on “non-partisan data” from the CBO.

Of course, what it leaves out is that it’s also overloaded with a shitload of long debunked Keynesian shibboleths that nobody but the terminally retarded believe.

His Majesty hasn’t spend enough time to nail down all of the idiocy in this childish piece of propaganda, but a few main underlying assumptions of retardation are pretty obvious even if you only make one play-through. According to the Einsteins who wrote that piece of crappy code:

1) Obamacare is the most cost-saving, efficient be-all and end-all ever thought up by mortal man. Any attempts to repeal it, even slash it slightly, will cause massive government spending increases and, you’re helpfully told if you read the “pros and cons” for doing so, 32 million Americans will immediately be doomed to die in the streets if you even think about playing that card.

Short version: Obamacare provides more care to more people at a lower cost than ever envisioned by mankind, which is why, we suppose that it works so well in EUnuchistan. Ahem…

2) Tax rates have no effect whatsoever on the economy. Hike ’em, cut ’em, the economy will blissfully continue on in a ceteris paribus sort of fashion. No economic growth will be experienced if you cut taxes as nobody will be encouraged to invest in an economy where you get to keep more of your money and, on the other end, no depression will be experienced if you tax the everloving shit out of everybody since nobody, obviously, will start wondering if it’s better to keep your wealth tucked away in the Caymans earning a solid interest rated than to keep it here and have the taxman take it all away.

3) Government spending other people’s money on whatever projects and hobby horses any sitting administration might have will, on the other hand, lead to explosive growth and revenue increases, as was amply proved by the roaring success that was Porkulus. Ahem…

You spending your money = bad. The government spending your money on shit you don’t want = Nirvana.

Could the authors of this kind of crap at least be a little less obvious about it? Goebbels would be appalled at the lack of competence.

So if you want to “win” this game of Keynesian wet dreams, the solution is to tax the everloving shit out of everything and let the government spend your money for you on cowboy poetry festivals and crucifixes soaked in urine.

THAT way true Utopia lies.

At least they managed to avoid any references to “winning the future” and “Obama for America.”

Overtly.

Thatisall.

20 comments

  1. 1
    Lc ORWN engine builder for Rottie Racing growls and barks:

    I want my free OBAMACARE…and I Want It NOW, Better yet can I just get THE MESSIAH to come here and lay his hands on my sick child.

    ERRR…scratch that, don’t really need him touching my kid.

    a side note, can all you good Rotties throw up a Prayer to the Big Guy, 2 days in the hospital, and all I can say is…E-coli is a bitch, 16 years old, already compromised immune system, and now this.

    I know it isn’t anything like what Caveman and Cavechick are going thru, but damn it hurts when one of your kids is screaming in pain and shittin blood and there ain’t a fucking thing you can do to help, even though he is beggin you to.

    Sorry, for this, just needed somewhere to let it out ( you know ya gotta be the strong dad when you in the room) but I’m still cryin about it

  2. 2
    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    ORWN, you only have to ask, and my prayer wheel will spin, especially for a Buckeye Rottie.

    Your Lordship, sorry, not biting, especially after you wrote that the damn thing is biased.

    Tax cuts have worked every time they have been tried, tax increases have failed every time they have tried.

  3. 3
    Veeshir growls and barks:

    The thing that’s kind of interesting is trying to figure out what’s going to actually happen.

    After wildly expanding gov’t the last 10 years, they’re not talking about “cuts” the way most people understand them, except in defense, they’re talking about “cutting the increases from a wildly inflated starting point”

    We can’t go on the way we’re going.

    So when things can’t go on, they don’t.

    So what’s going to happen to balance the budget?
    I figure we’re headed for a nannarchy if we let them or serious problems if we don’t want to let them.

    And that’s why I’m rooting for an asteroid.

  4. 4
    BigDogg growls and barks:

    ORWN – prayers for your child and you.

  5. 5
    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    ORWIN, Always room for another on the prayer wagon, right next to Cavechick.

  6. 6
    bruce growls and barks:

    barry was on tv today talking shit to maryland and these progs were eating it up!they have to be stupid or deranged because nothing else explains their behavior.if they really want to cut the budget and deffest it is very easy to do.get rid of batfe,dea,homeland security(replace with computer),hud,hhs,student loans,franny and freddy,cut epa by 2/3,agriculture 2/3cut,tsa 2/3cut, plus a lot of other useless shit ass programs. do this then cut taxes in half and watch the economy take off but that commie traitor won’t do that because he wants to destroy us and the national socialist democratic workers party will help him do it.did i say repeal the dod-frank financial reform bill? :em08:

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    LC Ogrrre growls and barks:

    TSA 100% cut. Let the airlines take care of their own security, including profiling people of middle-eastern descent. No more Amtrac subsidies. No more ethanol subsidies. No more of our $ to teach Peking whores to drink responsibly, or teaching African men to put on a condom, or funding “artists”, or funding NPR, or CPB. Eliminate the Department of Education: Primary and Secondary education are a state and local responsibility. Reduce the State Department by at least 50%. Pass a 10% to 15% flat tax and cut IRS by 75%. There are lots of other cuts that could (and should) be made if Congress and Ear Leader are serious about reducing/controlling spending.

  8. 8
    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    ORWN…I’m praying for you son. That’s a royal bitch, E-coli, can be deadly. Are they helping him? Gawd……….I feel for you, Bro’..and him…..my best wishes. And God speed.

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Obama wants to destroy the economy either by destroying the dollar or by overburdening us with taxes. The last thing he wants is a deal.

    I have to admit the Communists have played this well. No one wants to admit the first black Pres__ent of the US is a traitor.

  11. 11
    Radical Redneck growls and barks:

    Folks, THIS is what we are up against. 😯

    “Sue said… As for this lovely, heartfelt post on our fabulous and superlicious President Barack Obama…BRAVO to you Shaw for posting this magnificent and beautifully written piece! I enjoyed it immensely”

  12. 12
    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    If Barry wants a second term it must be in prison, not the white house.

  13. 13
    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    I suspect this issue will be resolved, regardless of what the prez or congress does or does not do. The debt is unsustainable, regardless of cuts made or taxes raised. The entitlement programs will be cut in time…for there will be no choice, no money. The congress and bambi will shitcan welfare votes, as already threatened, given a choice between them and vested interests. Other programs, SS and the like, will be endangered, certainly curtailed. You raise taxes you destroy what jobs remain. Where I live unemployment well over twenty per cent. Kalifornia doesn’t learn easy, if at all. Further foolish regulation intensifies the problem…or you can print more funny money and end up like Zimbabwe…..
    The left has signed their own political death warrant….the RINOS not far behind them…………
    Pitchforks and torches…..and a whole lot of pissed off, armed Americans…….
    I do not see anything good in front of us……

  14. 14
    Delftsman3 growls and barks:

    ORWN, just turned the prayer wheel again. Stay strong and know that there are people that have your back.

    As far as the economy goes, I think we’re toast unless and until we can vote in some real adults into the halls of the government. No more politicians ! (yes I may be a dreamer, but I hope I’m not the only one.)

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Prayers inbound, ORWN, though late to the show here.

    He’s young, he’s strong, and with the power of prayer behind that, he’ll pull through.

  16. 16
    Lc ORWN engine builder for Rottie Racing growls and barks:

    Thanks Everybody…His white blood count was down to 17,000 this afternoon, once it get near normal, he will be home, probably tomorrow…Fingers crossed.

    The only thing I was truley frightened about was since he had his spleen removed in ’03 because it was enlarged from a genetic blood disorder ( which I am not gonna even attempt to spell ) he can’t fight off shit like this like the rest off us.

    Thanks again

  17. 17
    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    He’s fightin’ it, ORWN…excellent. Know all about white blood counts, sheesh! Some ass-kicker antibiotics in order. Good to read first thing in the morning, at the cancer center myself, the wife next to me. Now maybe your gut can unknot a bit. Prayers continuing…..seemingly for everybody now……

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    bruce growls and barks:

    we can cut a trillion dollars off the budget with out working up a sweat by cutting batfe,hud,hhs,freddy&franny,mis-education dept.,agriculture,dea,homeland securtity,head start,all of this with out cutting defence. :em08:

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    Lc ORWN engine builder for Rottie Racing growls and barks:

    @ LC HJ Caveman82952:

    He is home now..give my best to Cavechick, always in our prayers

  20. 20
    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    She read it herself….excellent, truly excellent. That young man just got put through a wringer…..as was his family. All the best, from both of us……