Quote Of The Day 2 — Nobody Cares What You Think
Yes, Doug already posted one quote of the day, and I’d usually want to push this one off until tomorrow. But this one from Tim Cavanaugh at Reason is just too good.
The topic is the bailout. The implications are far wider:
The bright spot in the bailout argument is that the public—as it does with so much of what the government provides these days—seems to be spurning the offer. But if one pattern has become well established in 2008 economics, it’s that nobody who matters cares what the public wants.
That’s the general rule of politics these days, and what everyone in this country seems to be missing. You can call your congressmen, you can vote, you can do whatever you desire. But regardless of what you do, the show will go on. There’s far too much power and money at stake for them to care what you think.