They think we’re idiots.
Brief Intermission: The government, in a sudden reversal, has decided that your genes might just belong to you. At any rate, they now argue that genes – human and others – are part of nature and not patentable nor subject to copyright. The Roberts Court is certain not to be amused.
Relativity: The CBO again says the problem is not Social Security. Social Security's bite of the American GDP is now 5% and will grow by only grow by 1% over the next quarter century. Medicare & Medicaid, however, are set to double from 5% to 10% of GDP in the same period. So let's continue to spend all our effort on killing social security. We can think about a not-for-profit health care system another day.
Growth Spurt: Only 0.6% of the announced GDP growth was actually growth – turns out the economy had slipped on a pair of heels from the 'inventory buildup' shop to account for the rest of the growth. We'll be returning those next quarter.
Cheer Up: Things could be worse. And will be..
No Place To Hide: With great prospects for scooping up seats tomorrow, the GOP might want to begin considering how – 2 years from now – they'll manage to dodge the blame for what is, most assuredly, heading this way. We may occasionally vote against our best interests, but depending on our continued stupidity may not be a good strategy.
Porn O'Graph: The past is prescient.
Short posting today – too many attack ads have put me off my meds.