Mr. Sensitive

June 5, 2013

“What’s Wrong With People?” – Everyone on CNBC

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 16:25

“We keep telling them government is bad but corporations and rich people are good–when did they stop listening?”

Oh, I’d say sometime in the autumn of 2008, but that’s just a guess.

Bill Griffith and Maria ‘Leave the Big Banks Alone’ Bartiromo talking about the latest NBC News/WSJ poll this afternoon was high comedy.  Two numbers stood out to me.  First, 47% of respondents approve of President Obama’s job performance, versus 40% who disapprove.  Second–and this is the bombshell–when asked about the record-setting performance of the stock market this year, only 21% of respondents say it reflects an improvement in the overall economy, versus 68% who see benefits primarily for corporations and the wealthy.  Wait a minute…are the American people starting to understand how 21st century crony-capitalism works?  Bill and Maria were looking at each other like they just found out that Santa Claus isn’t real.  Well, if voters finally come to terms with the reality that ‘free-market capitalism’ in this country is as every bit as fictional as Old Saint Nick, we may see something even better in Maria’s eyes.

Fear.

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