Wednesday, April 6, 2011

People are waking up - Yahoo Finance comments are encouraging!

I occasionally checked the comments section of of Yahoo Finance articles to get a feel for what the general sentiment is among the public.

Usually it is full of typical "Red team vs. Blue team" partisan BS bickering, missing the big picture in the most spectacular way, often to the point where I have suspected Democans and Republicrats of hiring programmers to write "comment bots" to create the illusion of debate.

Imagine my surprise when I saw this as the highest rated comment on the Yahoo Finance "Ticker" article: Our Debt Binge Is Ending — And The Middle Class Will Get Clobbered left by one Dale Krafty:

"Lets see..cut military spending by 10%, eliminate secret service details for former presidents, no pension healthcare for politicians serving less than 16 years in office. 8% luxury tax on salaries and bonuses over $5 mil, 1% import tax, 1% fed excise tax on security trades, elimate earn income credit, cut child tax credits, cap welfare so people quit having more kids to have more income. cut algriculture and energy subsidies. And quit leading the fight in every battle around world...Yeah i think after all that we would again have a surplus to start fixing our @#$% problems here in the U.S.A."

Holy cow!  Followed by:

"George Washington and Thomas Jefferson would be ashamed of this country....especially it's "leaders"......left and right."

If you read the comments there, there are many, many more like that.  People are waking up!

Trust me, this is a HUGE change from just a few months ago, where you would normally see "Obama bad, Bush good!" or "Bush bad, Obama good!" or some other inane blather.

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  1. I don't know if this article fits your definition of Liberty *winning* per se, but it's good to see someone's out there fighting for it.

  2. I had to read it all the way through, but ultimately it's not really a "WIN!" for Liberty. However, it's good to see that there are Libertarians out there who are willing to stick up for the Constitution and bring attention to the accelerating abuses of power by the government.

    One good thing though: Your comment came up perfectly in my RSS feed reader, so the comments are now a proven good way for readers to alert me to material for this blog!

    Thanks John!

    Liberty is Winning - Because of YOU!