By that measure, it certainly is worth a month of TV time to analyze John McCain’s claim that the recession is “psychological,” and the cure is a summer holiday from the $.18 federal gasoline tax.
I’m very concerned about it, Neil. And obviously the way it’s been going up is just terrible. But I think psychologically — and a lot of our problems today, as you know, are psychological — the confidence, trust, the uncertainty about our economic future, ability to keep our own home. This might give them a little psychological boost. Let’s have some straight talk, it’s not a huge amount of money.
According to the latest ABC/WaPo poll, 90% of Americans think the economy is going south. Did 90% of Americans suddenly lose their minds, or did the economy … turn south?… [emphasis original]
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That the distribution of income in the US is the most inequitable it has been since 1928, and the distribution of wealth, the most inequitable it has ever been is NOT psychological. That more Americans are homeless, unemployed, without health care and/or without enough to eat than ever before is NOT psychological. That we cringe every time we see huge price increases for our food, fuel and medicine is NOT psychological. That our currency is falling to record lows is NOT psychological.
In contrast, that you have placed yourself on both sides of virtually every issue IS psychological. That you cannot learn basic facts IS psychological. That you voted for torture IS psychological. That you gleefully sang “Bomb Bomb Iran” in a public meeting IS psychological. That you cannot hold your temper IS psychological.
That’s straight talk, McNutCase!