Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"Armageddon" avoided

In a piece at The Drum titled The small problem of Armageddon ABC News Washington reporter Craig McMurtrie describes as "unthinkable" the prospect of a U.S federal government shutdown. In fact, the U.S. has experienced many such shutdowns without suffering anything near to Armageddon.

Regardless, the U.S. government should never have evolved into the cash cow on which so many people rely for sustenance.


Blogger RebeccaH said...


11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lefty magazine editor Charles Peters, of Washington Monthly, used to refer to these budget showdowns as Washington Monument Moments. Whenever budget cuts are threatened the bureaucrats immediately close the most obvious symbols. Over the years, especially the Reagan years, they were always threatening to shut the Library of Congress.

You would think a reporter would know this, but that he does not comes as no surprise.

In my latest edition of Crikey! there is a piece by a young fela who, two years ago, "was an intern at The Age."

And what is he doing now? "Teaching journalism at LaTrobe."

It used to be that people who couldn't do the job taught it. Now, apparently, it is people who haven't done the job who teach it.

No wonder my business is in such a sorry state.

12:01 PM  

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