Question Answered: Why Liberals Like Economic Gloom and Doom
Rahm Emanuel seems to have answered my question as to why the liberal media tend to promote economic gloom and doom. In a Sunday interview, when asked about the current economic crisis, the incoming Obama Chief of Staff said:
Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste. They are opportunities to do big things.
I interpret this burst of candor by Emanuel to mean that there is no reason to moderate negative news about the economy or even to boost consumer confidence until after the Obama team puts its “big things” in place. I am afraid these “big things” include “big” spending, “bigger” taxes (on some of us), and the “biggest” government deficits imaginable. For good measure, Congress will no doubt throw in some good ol’ fashioned pork barrel “infrastructure” on top of the pile of big things.
Anyway, thanks to Mr. Emanuel for clearing that up for us.