Let me add my congratulations, Mr. President!

From Don Boudreaux:

31 March 2009

Mr. Barack Obama
President, Executive Branch
United States Government
Washington, DC

Dear Mr. Obama:

On your website today you write that “my administration will offer General
Motors adequate working capital to continue operations for the next 60
days.” Because you’re a man of your word and you choose your words
carefully, I trust that you mean here that you and the public servants in
your administration will personally pony up the working capital for G.M.

That is, like, soooo cool!!

I’m psyched that an American president and his administration finally will
help a struggling company by digging into their OWN pockets! Thank you,
thank you, thank you for breaking with the
capitalist/GOP/:free-market-fundamentalist” tradition of forcing me and
other taxpayers to shovel money into the bank accounts of giant
multinational corporations. Thanks for risking only wealth that is your
own, rather than following the prescription of lazy-fairies like Milton
Friedman who (I learned in my sociology classes and from reading Naomi
Klein) believed that innocent taxpayers should be forced to subsidize Big
Multinational Corporations.

I’m so INSPIRED that you and your teammates at the White House will give
G.M. the bucks it needs – give it from your own private funds and not from
taxpayers! That’s just, like, so progressive! What a change! I believe
in it!

Donald J. Boudreaux

One Response to “Let me add my congratulations, Mr. President!”

  1. Janet Brown

    Our leaders in Washington must seriously consider new and innovative policies that promote a better, more confident, prosperous, and secure America in the 21st century. One of the things I think we can do to help make that happen is support American businesses and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (http://bit.ly/oanAT). They’re doing things to reach out and show people that they can get involved, too.

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