Nassim Taleb: Time to Nationalize US Banking System?
President Obama c/o The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President,
I know that you receive 20,000 letters a day and that you actually read 10 of them every day. I really do respect you for trying to get a pulse on what is going on out here.
Your liberal agenda has not worked out too good in the last four years. I am deeply troubled that you have tried to pit one income class against another. Here are some themes of your presidency below:
Most people know that Ronald Reagan was an actor before he became a great President.
So I guess it makes sense for Barack Obama to do the same thing, but in reverse. He’s starting as a bad President, but then will become a Hollywood star.
Some clever person already has put together some potential starring roles. Let’s start with the Wizard of Oz, with some updated dialogue that captures the President’s approach to tax policy.
And here’s another classic, Gone with the Wind, but updated to show how the President doesn’t care that his policies will accelerate America’s slide to European-style stagnation.
There’s also a starring role for the President in a remake of the Godfather, which seems appropriate given his Chicago roots and support for cronyism.
Bonnie and Clyde is another option, though this one is unfair. Obama supports TARP, which means he wants to rob taxpayers to subsidize banks.
Last but not least, we have a new version of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Though, to be fair, the President seems to want entitlement checks for everybody.
If I was clever enough to manipulate pictures, I would do one from the scene in Braveheart where Mel Gibson is on horseback, motivating the Scots to fight against the English. But instead of Mel Gibson talking about freedom, we could have the President urging “dependency.”
I’m sure Julia would approve.
Thank you so much for your time. I know how valuable it is. I also appreciate the fine family that you have and your commitment as a father and a husband.
Everette Hatcher III, 13900 Cottontail Lane, Alexander, AR 72002, ph 501-920-5733, firstname.lastname@example.org