A matter of little interest

Americans, we are told over and over, spend too much and save too little. Nowhere in this harangue will the dearth of incentives be mentioned:

According to the government inflation is running about 3% a year. According to me it’s more like 6%. But stick with the government numbers. If inflation is running at 3% and ING is paying 0.85%, then you are losing 2.15% on your money every year. That’s like paying ING $215 to hold onto your $10,000.

The Fed, of course, wants to keep those interest rates as low as possible, so as to make it possible for the government to continue to spend too much and save absolutely nothing. And I suspect they’d much prefer that we did the same, so as to “stimulate the economy.”

Here’s my own stimulus program:

  1. Build, as Newt Gingrich suggests, a base on the moon.
  2. Move the Federal government to this base.
  3. Activate the self-destruct mechanism on the vessel, making a return trip impossible.

Prospects should improve literally within days.



  1. Guy S »

    29 January 2012 · 9:17 pm

    OOOOooooo Space Racist!! [/snark]

  2. Dan B »

    29 January 2012 · 9:41 pm

    If it were limited to just DC and Northern Virginia being dropped off on the Moon I’d agree. I think your proposed scope gets too many innocent bystanders.

  3. fillyjonk »

    30 January 2012 · 7:36 am

    I’m thinking we might also want a spaceship to the sun (a la that episode of The Simpsons).

    But yeah, I’d totally be in favor of a moonbase if I got to pick who was sent there.

  4. Andrea Harris »

    31 January 2012 · 10:31 am

    He said move the Federal government there, not everyone in the DC area. As for me, I say put the United Nations there. Then they can truly say that the Moon is “international.”

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