Like the Mighty Mississippi–With Pawlenty at the Helm

Posted: June 8, 2011 in debt, politics
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It seems like only yesterday that I talked about Tim Pawlenty’s budget proposal, but since slamming his Reagan-like proposal has become nearly as big a certain New York Dumbocrat’s penis (Please–I didn’t mean it that way. I have family values to defend), I needed to talk a little about it again today.

I’ll just put it this way: If you don’t think trickle-down economics works, then you probably don’t believe that the Mississippi River flooded this year.

Money flows just like water does: downhill. And Pawlenty has capitalized on this idea in a proposal that will flood the entire country like it’s never been flooded before–but with liquid gold.

Picture tea cups stacked upon each other, with a couple of huge cups (think 72-ounce fountain drink) stacked on some large cups (just regular 32-ounce cups), which are stacked on many, many, many small cups (think thimbles). Needless to say, there are a lot of cups at the bottom; it’s the only way to keep the most valuable huge cups in tact.

When water is added to the huge cups (representing the super rich) on the top of the stack, it takes a long time to fill up–I mean, a really long time. Eventually, though, even the huge cups will overflow into the  large cups (representing the rich), which also take a long time to fill up. Keep dumping that water into the top, though, the lower cups (representing the rest of us) will finally get a trickle.

The problem with trickle-down economics so far, which has not yet resulted in any spillage for the bottom cups, is not the philosophy. The problem is that we haven’t properly estimated how long it would take for those large cups at the top to become full.

It’s finally showing signs of happening since some rich Americans have admitted that they don’t know what to do with all of the money from the Bush Tax Cuts. They have had so much prosperity from Bush’s tax policies–sometimes millions and millions and millions of dollars–that they don’t know what to do with it.

That might seem discouraging to those at the bottom, but Pawlenty correctly realizes that this is good news. If we dump even more money into the top, surely the rich will start spending it soon…allowing it to spill down to the middle cups, which will slowly and steadily fill with money, and then eventually begin to fill the lower cups.

That’s how more tax cuts will mean more money for all of us.

All the people on the bottom (most of America) have to do is wait, wait, and wait…and buy flood insurance.


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