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Mr Obama is one curious figure of a vast bureaucracy. He makes it easy for innerboobs consumers and their commentators to forget their representatives in Congress and their representatives in state assemblies who, believe it or not, enacted

  1. TARP
  2. ARRA
  3. 10 consecutive years of "supplemental" funding
  4. PPA

(No. 5, let's assume, marks Mr Obama's actual perview which is executive branch administration --bursary, agency rules, e.g. DADT, and agency appointments, e.g. Office of Faith-based Initiatives.)

This group of individuals --whose tenures frequently approach generational periods-- constitute the American "oligarchy" which nominated Mr Obama and which he has come to represent in the minds of those who voted him into office.

This group of individuals is a fixture of the future, that much is sure.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Aug 17th, 2010 at 08:17:51 AM EST
This group of individuals is a fixture of the future, that much is sure.

the short term future, unfortunately yes, because they are the navigators and have their map and destination goal in mind.

but we're slipping into the swamp, and thus these navigators will soon be dethroned, and they'll have to put their shoulders into digging us all out with the rest.

who wants navigators that lead you into a swamp, long term?


'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue Aug 17th, 2010 at 10:43:00 AM EST
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lol. That's a righteous read! and wildly optimistic. Have you looked at the tenures of US senators lately. Or do you wait until press obit or the "ethics" committee's indictment.

day-am, baby. MIKULSKI, for example, is up for her FIFTH TERM this year. Can I get an IM-HO-TEP, IM-HO-TEP?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Aug 17th, 2010 at 10:56:02 AM EST
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'The Internet interprets Senators as damage and routes around them.'

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Tue Aug 17th, 2010 at 11:25:38 AM EST
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the harder they come...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Tue Aug 17th, 2010 at 05:42:18 PM EST
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