Recessionary Refusal

Saw this bumper sticker on a car today. This platitude is apparently becoming more and more widespread, and is motivated by a belief that all we need to do to overcome the current economic situation is change our mindset, persist in our networking, and continue to spend money in support of the economy.

What really troubles me, though, is the apparent complete disregard for reality. I’m quite sure there are plenty of people who would be happy to pretend there is no recession. I wonder if we could get all to participate — everyone show up for work as usual and pretend to get paid; banks imagine that you are receiving mortgage payments in full and on time; children, imagine there is enough food in your stomachs.

There. Isn’t that better?

1 Response to “Recessionary Refusal”

  1. March 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Actually, I forgot to mention that the bumper sticker was on the back of a $30,000 SUV, most likely being driven by a woman who treats her car like it’s her living room, plays solitaire at stoplights, texts while driving, and does her part in supporting the economy through the money she spends on gas to drive her two children around.

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