Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Being There

It can be said from time to time that life imitates art. I watched the movie "Being There" starring Peter Sellers as the air headed gardener Chauncey Gardener. This dialgue between Chuancey Gardener is frankly the best dam advice we could give Mr. Prez and Congress:

President "Bobby": Mr. Gardner, do you agree with Ben, or do you think that we can stimulate growth through temporary incentives?
[Long pause]
Chance the Gardener: As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden.
President "Bobby": In the garden.
Chance the Gardener: Yes. In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.
President "Bobby": Spring and summer.
Chance the Gardener: Yes.
President "Bobby": Then fall and winter.
Chance the Gardener: Yes.
Benjamin Rand: I think what our insightful young friend is saying is that we welcome the inevitable seasons of nature, but we're upset by the seasons of our economy.
Chance the Gardener: Yes! There will be growth in the spring!
Benjamin Rand: Hmm!
Chance the Gardener: Hmm!
President "Bobby": Hm. Well, Mr. Gardner, I must admit that is one of the most refreshing and optimistic statements I've heard in a very, very long time.
[Benjamin Rand applauds]
President "Bobby": I admire your good, solid sense. That's precisely what we lack on Capitol Hill.

Apparently Peter Schiff agrees. I suggest you watch some of Peter Schiff's videos on Youtube. He has predicted this bad economy back in 2006! When everybody in the financial world, CNN, Fox Financial News, big time investment advisors, called him everything but crazy

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