Figures, some bank lackies are coming out of the woodwork to attempt to smear Warren's flawless reputation.
I wonder if this has anything to do with the 'Sponsored by Northwestern Mutual' ad that's in the top right hand corner.
Heh. Suspicion of banking motives, critique of the post on its (weak) merits, and demands for leaders who will help the middle class, not try to screw them over. It's a mighty nice change after reading far, far too many McArdle comments.
Speaking of which, McArdle tells us that your pension, stocks and oh-by-the-way-Social-Security-and-Medicare are all gone. Better save instead. The post is full of omissions and carefully shaded truths, as usual, and has deeply dishonest and hurtful aims, as usual. And McArdle will fail, as usual. There is a very, very big difference from peddling bullshit that will save people money and peddling bullshit that will cost people money. Every one of us over 40 has listened to our parents describe their medical procedures, and felt the flicker of fear that comes from knowing that we could never afford to keep our ill parents alive without government help. That's why the fake Terry Schiavo hysteria failed and that's why ending Social Security will fail, barring some new disaster heaped on us by our superior elites, like invading Iran.
Of course, McArdle tells us to save and leave the poor, put-upon rich people's money alone after buying a house, an extravagant wedding, various and assorted consumer goods, and flying down to Florida to buy a cute little hipster car. What does she care--she has wingnut welfare, an endless fountain of beneficence. So what if the younger generations go broke trying to pay for their old parents' medical care? Sleazy half-true articles on eliminating Social Security puts money in her pocket and it won't affect her or her parents anyway. Everybody else doesn't count--this is Megan McArdle's world and we just live in it. Anybody else is a nameless bit player or extra who exists only to support the real star of the show.
The funny thing is that McArdle is an easily replaceable cog, of no importance to the people who pay her so much money. She is financially secure and is seeing all her little consumerist dreams come true because she writes what they want her to write. Otherwise she'd be tossed out on on her behind like all the other conservative who supported conservative principles over the elite's desires. But if you fill the nation with hate and fear and lies you'll get rich.
What would happen if we all did that?
What if McArdle's beloved credit union lied to her about her mortgage? What will happen if Megan McArdle's mechanic lies and substitutes a refurbished, sub-standard part on her car? What if the contractor who replaces her wiring lies, and her house catches on fire? What if her employer lies and tells that he can't afford to provide health care coverage anymore? What if her favorite restaurant lies about sanitation practices and she is poisoned? What if her doctor lies about which medical procedures she needs to milk her for more fees? What if we all treated Megan McArdle the way she treats us?
Our well-paid elite take a lot for granted in this world. That might not be a good idea in our bright and shiny, winner-take-all future.