Cute in the sense that dumb is cute.
I’m not sure if you tuned into the Republican debate on CNBC this week, but if you did, you got a great show. The questions were mostly about finance and economics because CNBC wants to pretend that it’s a finance and economics channel. In reality, it exists for as a “pimp this security this week” channel.
Insert Jim Cramer’s CEO interviews here.
Anyway, so moron #1 is Rick Perry. If you haven’t seen his campaign melt down in a record time of 1:30, I recommend you watch this YouTube video:
Rick Perry has no idea what his economic policy is. It’s because he doesn’t have one. All but one of the candidates on the stage—the “unelectable” and “quixotic” Ron Paul—could care less about making things better. Most just care about getting re-elected…err, elected into a higher office.
Rick Perry turns to Ron Paul, from whom he stole much of his economic plan, for help in which agencies to cut. Ron Paul trolls him, saying only “there’s five.” Ron Paul, the crazy guy that he is supposed to be, is the only real conservative on the stage—which apparently makes him crazy.
I’m glad Ron Paul finally got even with Rick Perry, even so subtly as he did in this most recent debate. Ron Paul won’t be seeking re-election in his Congressional district because of Rick Perry who, as governor of Texas, oversaw recent gerrymandering in such a way that Ron Paul’s district became heavily democratic overnight. There’s been a long feud between Rick Perry and Ron Paul, mostly because Ron Paul calls the guy out on his political positioning—Rick Perry is a Republican, not a republican.
Disclosure: I’m a Ron Paul fan. I like Ron Paul for one reason, and one reason alone—he says what he means and means what he says. You can’t say that for any other official in the Federal government…not one. Well, maybe Justin Amash.
Cool Stuff This Week
Going with the theme of this post, Kevin @ Thousandaire says Herman Cain hates savers. True story.
Kevin has an very introspective post about his understanding of his personal finances in college.
A lesson from FinanceSayWhat? on why you shouldn’t debate Occupy Wall Street on Facebook.
FinancialSamurai gives tips on the best places to meet the right women. I say at the bank…right?
Darwin has a great post on Unemployment by College Major.
Andrea at SoOverDebt should rename her site “Unsent Letters” because this series is absolutely hilarious. Actually, most of her articles are. I totally dig her site.
101 Centavos almost made me spit out my cereal earlier in the week when I caught his post on Juicy 6% bond yields and a picture of Italy.
I like this “PKamp3” fellow (that’s not a pen name!) who aligns a lot to my view of personal finance/finance. He’s got a great post on why mortgages rates are super-low adjusted for inflation.
LaTisha has a cool post on Golden Parachutes. I want one of those! At $20 million, I only need one!