March 14, 2009 3 Comments
They pushed through a giant pork/spending bill by calling it “stimulus” – a piece of terminology that means nothing based on gross theories about the economy that have no sound basis. If the economy recovers soon (though so far, things don’t look so hot), they will take credit and say the “stimulus” is what did it. If not, they will simply say that the “stimulus” wasn’t big enough. So either way they can’t be wrong. See how that works?
This is sort of like a medieval doctor who says that a patient needs to be bled to release his toxic humours and fluxions, etc. – pieces of terminology that meant nothing based on theories about biology that had no sound basis. If the patient recovers, the bleeding of the humours is what did it. If the patient doesn’t recover, and dies, well….I guess we just didn’t bleed the patient enough!
Same logical content.
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