Thursday, March 23, 2017

"If You Like Your Fake Optimism, You Can Get Buried By It"

What we learned this week is that "repeal and replace" Obamacare, is a RepubliCon fantasy. Even Trump doesn't believe in it...

There is something profoundly fucked up about this Soylent Idiocracy of corporatized zombies. They are attracted to con men like a moth to a flame. They don't trust anyone who can be trusted. Meanwhile, they self-medicate on every substance known to man, preferably in multi-dose cocktails. Chemicals to treat chemicals. Self-destruct mode taken to level '11'...

Trump is pushing through the healthcare vote tomorrow, because he wants someone to blame when it doesn't pass i.e. Paul Ryan and intransigent Congressmen. He doesn't really care if it passes or not, just as long as he doesn't take the blame:

NYT: Trump Having A Rare Moment Of Self-Doubt
"He said ruefully this week that he should have done tax reform first when it became clear that the quick-hit health care victory he had hoped for was not going to materialize...So on Thursday night, Mr. Trump delivered an ultimatum...if the bill fails, he said, Mr. Trump will move on...Mr. Trump reiterated his veiled threat that Republicans who voted no would be punished by constituents...He made clear to members of the House Freedom Caucus during a testy hour long face-off in the Cabinet Room that they were going to have only one chance to fulfill their vows of repealing and replacing the health law, and this was it"

“In order to get this bill out of the House, they have pushed this bill too far to the right...the Senate will never accept it.”

I am sure that the intransigent House Members will appreciate his cynical cram job documented on the front page of the New York Times tomorrow. 

Back to the theme of this post, the definition of insanity is getting monkey hammered by the same crow bar over and over again, each time expecting a different result...

For example:

Oil ETF:

Dollar ETF:

Junk bond ETF

Fracking stocks:

Natural gas ETF:

Five year yield: