Friday, October 03, 2008

if your last name was jones

If you had baby boy and your name was Jones would you give him the name of Dow?

Nancy Pelosi said of the recent bailout package,
"We are addressing the real pain felt by Mr. and Mrs. Jones on Main Street."
If Mr. Jones was named Dow then most people would think Mr. Dow Jones lived on Wall Street, not main street.

Of course you could change your name to Nasdaq which many on main street might not recognize. Seems like many "main street" folk (some towns don't even have a main street) don't know or care much about investments. At least that's the impression I get from the media reports on this financial crisis.

Even the Rolling Stones get mixed into financial crisis (from the swamp blog):

In debate on the House floor this morning, Rep. Steve Cohen cited "a great philosopher,'' Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, for inspiration (the actual lyrics are a little different):

"Sometimes you get what you want, and sometimes you get what you need,'' Cohen told the House. "This time, the American economy is going to get what it needs.''

Maybe they need a karaoke machine in the house so they can get the lyrics right. Another colorful description from the house debate:

“It’s like a big cow pie with a little bit of marshmallow inside, and I don’t want to eat the cow pie,” Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia said on the House floor of an earlier version of the bill.

A few days ago, I posted an idea about "Whiskey and Wall Street", well I had the wrong poison. Looks like rum and the bailout are connected. From the Taxpayers for Common Sense (that's a tough sell) I found out the package contains relief for rum drinkers:

Extends until December 31, 2009 a rebate against excise taxes charged on rum imported from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. A $13.50 per proof gallon excise tax is applied to distilled spirits imported to the U.S. Under this provision a $13.25 rebate is returned to PR and the VI, and is retroactive back to January 1, 2008.


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2 comments:

Lilly's Life said...

The fact that a politician is quoting Mick Jagger says it all really. And no, I wouldnt call a baby that but I would call an animal something like that. My pet cow is going to be a Fannie Mae - sounds like a cow's name, hey?

lisleman said...

yeah sometimes it seems the politicians only exist for comedic material

good cow name - but I've never named a cow so take that for what's it worth

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