Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Maybe the poor Iraqis are better off after all...

I picked this up from the moron in charge of the Iraq War was Wrong blog, which is the ultimate testament to why the government school system must be abolished, becuz the ghai cont spel werth a damm.

Get this, the Iraqi War protestor semi-literate person has this complaint about the continuing occupation:

Saw this Iraq story on some fellow liberal websight (forget where) and he was incensed (IRRC) and well I am too: The US is forbidding Iraq from having a centrallly planned economy and protectionism and FORCING them to have a market economy with low taxes and freer trade!

The irony of this statement is so delicious I must savor it slowly. WWMD (What would Mises do?) The outrage! The Iraqis will be free? We can't have that, dammit!

This leftist....person... is complaining that the US is forcing freedom onto the Iraqi people, and won't allow the government to control the economy?

While some of the complaints in the Common Dreams article are somewhat valid (assuming they're true -- I never trust a leftist news source at its word), the following is of not-insignificant interest:

Order No. 49 drops the tax rate on corporations from a high of 40% to a flat 15%. The income tax rate is also capped at 15%.

If such an order were implemented in the US, these brain surgeons would likely have heart attacks from the dismay that the resulting prosperity would bring, because, as we all know, poverty is the statist's unspoken goal.

Finally, get this quote:

The Bremer orders are immoral and illegal and must be repealed to allow Iraqis to govern their own economic and political future.

The market economy is what would allow the Iraqis to govern their own economic future. Thus we see the twilight zone of the loony left, next door to the loony right.


At 8:48 PM, Blogger Jesse Ogden said...

We can't have people believing that their money is theirs to use or let there be few restrictions on how said money can be used, because that's going to give people the impression they're supposed to use it; however they might choose.

At 10:41 AM, Blogger Ipcha Mistabra said...

Wow prehaps a little Iraq will rub off on us.
Poor bastards, can't have a centraly planned economy. I mean it really works so well, for example russia cuba and other ecenomic Lights to the world.

At 7:34 PM, Blogger The Chainik Hocker said...

Subtlety is not Ipcha Mistabra's strong suit.
Am I the only one who sensed the reason the left didn't like the Iraq war was because the Hussein regime was very similiar to a government they themselves would like to set up here? The Iraqi people enjoyed perfect gun control, a strong central government, a centrally controlled economy, suppresion of the military (in that every time a military commander would be strong enough to pose a threat to Saddam, they would suffer an unfortunate helicopter crash) and widely available enviromentally concious transportation (ie camels).

At 8:52 PM, Blogger Yid said...

Do you refer to Saddam Hussein handing out guns to his citizens to be gun control? Or do you refer to when the US Military took those guns away to be gun control?

At 1:16 PM, Blogger The Chainik Hocker said...

The second one, of course.


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