Roger’s Rules

Why I like Angela Merkel (and you should, too)

Why do I like Angela Merkel? There are many reasons. One important reason was epitomized yesterday when Gordon Brown, still (but not for long) the British Prime Minister, tried to stir up support for his $2 trillion (plus) “global New Deal.” Quoth Merkel:

“I will not let anyone tell me that we must spend more money.”

How’s that for a rallying cry, bumper sticker, campaign slogan? I’d like to see it on placards at the Tea Party convocations that (notwithstanding the silence of the legacy media) are sweeping the country.

Yesterday, I linked to a short but pungent commentary by Mark Steyn about that great wealth vaporizing duo, Barack Obama and Timothy Geithner. Let me quote Mark’s peroration again:

In their first two months, Obama and Geithner have done nothing but vaporize your wealth, and your children’s future. What began as an economic crisis is now principally a political usurpation. And, to return to the president’s “false choice,” that “chaotic and unforgiving capitalism” is exactly what we need right now. It’s the quickest, cheapest, fairest, most-efficient route to economic stabilization and renewal. A regimented and eternally forgiving global command economy with no moral hazard will destroy us all.

Angela Merkel seems to understand that. What can we do to make our masters in Washington understand it as well?