Rick Perry pisses off the collectivists

I am not a huge fan of Rick Perry, but I love the drama his warning to Obama and Bernanke, whom he basically warned not to straddle hard working and worried Americans with even more economic damage from the inflation that is sure to be caused by the feds simply printing dollars and spending them – in the hopes of temporarily fooling enough people about the economic disaster they have left us with and squeaking by the 2012 elections – have caused in the the LSM.

On Tuesday, talking about the Fed’s policy of keeping the economy afloat by injecting money (given the anodyne name of “quantitative easing”), Perry commenced with the down-home Texas rhetoric:

“If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what y’all would do to him in Iowa, but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas,” he said.

“Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous — or treasonous — in my opinion.”

Pure gold. It sure as hell looks like Perry read these idiots perfectly, and they are now pissed that he pointed out their strategy to try and save the 2012 elections for the Obamanauts to the voters. The Obamanauts, the big establishment republicans, and the LSM are in full CYA mode right now.

Amercians take note. These crooks do not care about how much pain they are causing you or how much more pain they are straddling us and future generations with. To them it is all about keeping power right now at all costs.

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  1. Hal_10000

    I thought Perry’s comments were way out of line. The Fed has always been apolitical and whatever you think of Quantitative Easement, it is a perfectly defensible response. Milton Friedman advocated precisely this policy for the kind of contractionary phase we are in, arguing that a similar action could have prevented the Great Depression.

    This quote reveals Perry for what he is — a right wing populist willing to politicize anything and everything, even it means scuttling monetary policy, so long as more glory and attention come to him. He’s either an idiot or pretending to be one.

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  2. AlexInCT *

    Right, because these guys so far have really, really been worried about the economy, not about their own power. Perry may be a dick, and he is no conservative as far as I am concerned, despite your assertion that he is, but he got it right on this call.

    Everything these crooks are doing is so they can save their own asses. Obama after almost three years of doing everything but worry about the economic impact or job stuation of his policies & ideological wealth redistribution agenda is suddenly going to put out a jobs plan in September, right when he gets back from his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, where all those evil rich people he so likes to demagogue are hanging out, I should remind you. Fucking inflation is skyrocketing and these assholes continue to do everything to drive energy prices up, scare the stock market down, and make sure job creation is negative. That’s a fact they can not explain away no matter how hard they try to shift blame.

    At this point I am hoping we get a dmeocrat to challenge Obama so they can tell him not to do any more of this shit that has been destroying the country, not because they want to save it, but because they are worried there will not be any spoils for them to loot.

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  3. Hal_10000

    Bernanke is not part of the Obama Administration. You can’t blame stimulus or anything like that on him. Blame him for low interest rates, fine. Or dispute QE2. But he’s not a political appointee.

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  4. Hal_10000

    Let me elaborate on this. Keeping the Fed unpoliticized is critical to our economic health. In Free to Choose, MIlton Friedman devotes a whole chapter to this, showing how politics made them pursue deflationary policies in the contractionary 30’s, which he blamed for putting the Great in Great Depression. They were also highly political in the 60’s and 70’s, deliberately stimulating inflation in pursuit of a now-debunked Keynesian theory that this would eliminate unemployment.

    For the last 30 years, our economy has been bolstered by a mostly apolitical Fed, which has kept inflation under control, the banking system solvent and interest rates reasonable. For Perry to threaten that stability to score cheap political points is disconcerting to say the least.

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