Thursday, August 18, 2011

Frothy Economics

Noted economist Rick Santorum, bolstered by his recent fourth-place Ames Straw Poll victory, enlightened his constituents on Tuesday as to the nature of the United States' economic crisis. Here's what he had to say:

Letting the family break down and in fact encouraging it and inciting more breakdown through this whole redefinition of marriage debate, and not supporting strong nuclear families and not supporting and standing up for the dignity of human life. Those lead to a society that’s broken…

If you think that we can be a society that kills our own, and that disregards the family and the important role it plays, and doesn’t teach moral values and the important role of faith in the public square, and then expect people to be good, decent and moral when they behave economically, if you look at the root cause of the economic problems that we’re dealing with on Wall Street and Main Street I might add, from 2008, they were huge moral failings. And you can’t say that we’re gonna take morality out of the public square, morality out of our schools, God out of our schools, and then expect people to behave decently in a country that requires, capitalism requires some strong modicum of moral consciousness if it’s gonna be successful.

This is an idea worth investigating. In fact, it's so worth investigating that I spent a whole ten minutes investigating it. In that time, I found some very interesting information. Did you know that out of over 200 countries in the world, there are only sixteen that have a AAA rating from both Standard & Poore's and Moody's credit agencies? That means that those sixteen countries have the world's strongest economies. Following Santorum's logic, it follows that those sixteen must also be the sixteen most morally sound countries in the world.

Which makes it pretty awesome that four of them have legalized gay marriage, twelve of them have universal healthcare, and all of them have some level of legalized abortion. That's my kind of morality, but I'm pretty sure it's not Rick's.


  1. You are a Godless traitor. America is so extra-special a nation---truly the new Chosen People, at least the Real Americans---that to even suggest that we are commensurable to other nations is so wrong-headed I'm amazed that even a liberal could do it!

    To think that Americans can learn anything positive from the experiences of other nations is as silly as having some kind of respect to the opinions of Mankind.

  2. Unfortunately, those countries rely on stability of the U.S. economy.

  3. But their reliance on the US has nothing to do with religion; our economy would be even stronger if people were not guilted into giving ten % of their income to churches so they don't burn in hell.

    The bible does not acknowledge the planets of our solar system, and this is a guide for our moral direction? Get in the correct millennium!

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