Reblog: Trickle Clowns

Clay zeros in on just ONE of the problems we deal with, but a very important one.

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Trickle down economics used to be a theory. I say “used to be” because it’s been debunked.

The theory was that lowering taxes on the richest would stimulate the economy. All those savings for the rich would gradually “trickle down” to the poor and middle class. The rich would be all like, “What do we do with all this increased income? I know….let’s invest it in our employees and community, and not spend it on swanky Manhattan penthouses, yachts, and robot dogs.” It’s a theory that was made into an economic policy. The only problem with it as an economic policy is that it relied on greedy rich assholes not being greedy rich assholes. Did the rich hire more people and increase salaries? No. They bought robot dogs.

Ronald Reagan was the first president to implement this policy but it didn’t work. I mean, it did work in that it…

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Did You Miss Me?

If you did … it’s because I’ve been out-of-service for a couple of days. (If you didn’t, you don’t need to read any further.)

Long story short … I had some very sharp stomach pains that started early, early Monday morning. After about four (!) hours, they finally let up. I ended up sleeping the rest of the day (surprise!) and felt a bit better when I woke up. However, later that night I developed a fever, so I decided it might be a good idea to go to Emergency and see what was going on.

After an entire night of tests and more tests, I finally got a diagnosis late Tuesday morning. 

End result – they performed an ERCP (I’ll let you look it up) on Thursday. (The wheels of medicine often move slowly.)

I got back home yesterday (Friday) — a bit worse for the wear, but slowly returning to normal.

I checked posts and comments as I felt like it during my “adventure,” but I’m way behind. Do hope I’m forgiven.

P.S. Thoughts and prayers for my return to full health are neither needed nor requested. 😈