The Daily Caller Offers *Real* Stimulus at the Obama White House’s Expense
I love this. Tucker Carlson’s The Daily Caller is offering $1000 to a charity to stimulate the economy if the mastermind of “recovery summer” outs himself to the world as a failure.
Once the apple of President Obama’s eye, the stimulus was rotting away in the first lady’s compost pile as summer began. So on June 17, 2010, the White House launched a full-on PR blitz to save the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
They called the push “Recovery Summer.” [...]
But there’s hope yet! There are still a few more weeks left before fall arrives, and what the Obama administration’s stimubuck snow-job failed to do for our economy, it can still do for one lucky charity. The Daily Caller is offering to donate $1,000 to charity in exchange for a teensy bit of transparency: All we ask is that whichever White House idea wizard suggested that “Recovery Summer” serve as the slogan for what turned out to be a second Summer of Sam, step forward. In exchange for letting the world laugh at your arrogance, for one lucky charity of your choice, we’ll help provide the prosperity your boss couldn’t.
Probably the best part is that it accentuates just how the economy really grows, when people offer up their own money expecting something in return or just as a favor. It does not grow when the government takes that money from you and spends it as it sees fit because that ignores the inherent self-adjusting market. Not to mention the fact that when they overspend the money they’ve taken in, it sets everything off balance, oftentimes forcing higher taxes – which is never good for the economy.
So who thinks Mr. Recovery Bummer will come out of the shadows? And who wants to bets it’s actually David Axelrod?