Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Birthday, President Lincoln

Here is a quote that I feel is incredibly timely:

"It is an old maxim and a very sound one, that he that dances should always pay the fiddler. Now, sir, in the present case, if any gentlemen, whose money is a burden to them, choose to lead off a dance, I am decidedly opposed to the people's money being used to pay the fiddler...all this to settle a question in which the people have no interest, and about which they care nothing. These capitalists generally act harmoniously, and in concert, to fleece the people, and now, that they have got into a quarrel with themselves, we are called upon to appropriate the people's money to settle the quarrel."

- Abraham Lincoln, January 11, 1837

Obama claims to value Lincoln's presidency, so why not pass this quote along to him? When will the people understand that we don't "have" to do anything about bad banks? Oh that is right, most of my generation is dumb, broke, or on drugs.


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