Is the Swine Flu Obama’s Katrina?

By iamned - Last updated: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - Save & Share - 3 Comments

There is already bellyaching on the radical left regarding Obama’s perceived lack of urgency regarding the imaginary flu pandemic.

Michelle Richmond from SF Gate writes

President Obama said that there was “cause for concern and…a heightened state of alert,” but that there was no “cause for alarm.” A measured response from a man who proved himself to be reassuringly practical and non-alarmist in the early days of the economic crisis…

…As Americans, we’re conditioned to believe that everything is just fine until the moment it very obviously is not; and yet, Napolitano’s assurances that the emergency warning “sounds more severe than it really is” don’t entirely calm the nerves.

But what if the US government and World Health Organization is overreacting? Efforts to temper panic may have unintended consequences. Websites like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and, for example, benefit from people staying at home, instead of going to work or school. Consumers also need to max out their credit cards by staying at home to shop on, which benefits Visa and Mastercard stock, too. If people are no longer hesitant to go outside it will hurt these companies’ revenue and pageviews, which will later be reflected in the stock market. In addition, having too much employment or too many people working, instead of spending, isn’t good for the economy because it creates inflation.


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3 Responses to “Is the Swine Flu Obama’s Katrina?”

Comment from Lee Lucas
Time April 29, 2009 at 3:20 pm

“, having too much employment or too many people working, instead of spending, isnt good for the economy because it creates inflation.”

Could you possibly be any stupider?

Comment from Jeff
Time April 30, 2009 at 6:42 pm

“Could you possibly be any stupider?”


Comment from Ali
Time May 13, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Not possible. I think I’ve found the dumbest person alive, and he is Ned.

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