Monday, July 25, 2011

Really Scary

Greetings good citizen,

Once again we find ourselves being ‘distracted’ by one of several issues that the powers that be keep boiling on the back burner.

Their latest ‘hobby horse happens to be the debt ceiling…no irony whatsoever should be lost on the fact that it was Republicans who are responsible for quadrupling the national debt…but that ‘assumes’ there is anything even resembling a (true) Republican still out there.

There should be zero doubt in your mind that there is nobody (in politics) who in any way, shape or form resembles a (true) Democrat.

So who ARE these people with the r’s and the d’s next to their names, claiming to ‘represent’ our interests while doing mighty well for themselves?

In a word, ‘opportunists’. Politics is just a job they do where THEIR personal interests ALWAYS come first.

(Which, PS by the way, is treason!)

Of course, nobody has been prosecuted for treson for a very long time…because to be in government is to be a traitor!

Which is why The Law ‘stands alone’ under A Simple Plan, there are no politicians/legislators OR judges, only juries. Only those who must live under them have the power to alter and/or interpert The Law(s).

But I digress, let us return to the issue of ‘distraction’, shall we?

Does the ‘debt ceiling’ really matter? Not to a ‘sovereign entity’! When you can print all the money you want, you won’t go broke until people start to refuse your ersatz confetti!

Like Zimbabwe.

There was nothing ‘wrong’ with Zimbabwe’s money, it’s just that the (bankers) of the ‘rest of the world’ refused to accept it.

Now, you want to talk about distractions and real problems, there is NO DIFFERENCE between the USA and Zimbabwe…except (for the moment) people are still accepting our ‘confetti’.

Does this put the ‘debt ceiling’ thing in perspecive for you?

Probably not.

IF you could wrap your head around the idea of just how bad the debt to income ratio is out of whack, your head would literally EXPLODE!

Let us digress for a moment and sidetrack to the recent revelation that the US, er, ‘loaned’ the ‘rest of the world’ 16 TRILLION dollars during the, er, ‘financial crisis’ (and this still didn’t ‘fix’ the so called problem!)

US GDP ‘was’ 14 Trillion…so where the fuck did 16 Trillion come from?

Understand this is on the same idea as experts telling us we can’t afford to retire if we don’t have a cool two million in the bank.

How the FUCK do you SAVE 2 million if you haven’t even earned ONE in your ENTIRE WORKING LIFE?

Sadly, YOU can’t…but a ‘sovereign entity’ can simply ‘SHAZAAM’ the money into existence. (This is ‘theoretically’ future taxpayer’s income and NOBODY is asking how long it will take 300 million people to accumulate 16 Trillion dollars, because it ain’t over yet!)

Is the ‘debt ceiling’ starting to look silly now?

Face it good citizen, we are bankrupt and the only thing keeping this crazy cart on the tracks is ‘creative accounting’.

Which leads us to some very disturbing questions.

Worse, these questions lead directly to YOUR worst nightmares!

Who ‘gets by’ and who gets the shaft under an ‘imaginary values’ scheme?

Those closest to the trough, of course!

What do you suppose is going to happen once people start to figure out that SOME are ‘taking advantage’ of their position and grabbing whatever they can get their hands on?

They’re going to start ‘grabbing’ too!

You think politicians are the ONLY ‘opportunists’?

No one is more amazed than me when it comes to the death toll…and I seriously believe we aren’t hearing it because it only proves the mounting evidence againt them.

But I have pointed out countless times that the Corporate Owned media wouldn’t tell us anything that cast an unfavorable light on the predatory capitalist system.

And I’m not the only one who is distressed by these circumstances.

So why is the president embracing these bad policy ideas? In a forthcoming article in The New York Review of Books, the veteran journalist Elizabeth Drew suggests that members of the White House political team saw the 2010 election as a referendum on government spending and that they believe that cutting spending is the way to win next year.

If so, I would respectfully suggest that they are out of their minds. Remember death panels? The G.O.P.’s most potent political weapon last year — the weapon that caused a large swing in the votes of older Americans — was the claim that Mr. Obama was cutting Medicare. Why give Republicans a chance to do it all over again?

Of course, it’s possible that the reason the president is offering to undermine Medicare is that he genuinely believes that this would be a good idea. And that possibility, I have to say, is what really scares me.

Truth be told, what passes for politics in this failed Republic is simply bad theater.

But don’t take my word for it

The dueling plans emerged after Mr. Boehner walked away from negotiations with the White House on Friday, leading to a frustrating weekend of talks in heat-scorched Washington. The leaders of both parties variously negotiated together over the phone, talked separately, conferred with their caucuses and tried to plot an end to the debt crisis that would assure the capital markets around the world that America would meet its debt obligations.

As the Aug. 2 deadline for lifting the debt ceiling nears, warnings are growing that the nation’s economy may be damaged by the protracted stalemate. A downgrade of the nation’s credit rating, which could raise the cost of borrowing, seemed more likely, deal or no deal.

Mr. Reid, the Senate’s top Democrat, was trying on Sunday to cobble together a plan to raise the government’s debt limit by $2.4 trillion through the 2012 elections, with spending cuts of about $2.7 trillion that would not touch any of the entitlement programs that are dear to Democrats or raise taxes, which is anathema to Republicans.

Is ANYONE surprised this is happening at the same time the Baby Boom generation is reaching retirement age?

Anyone, Bueller, anyone?

I don’t know about you but instead of ‘No new taxes’ the new battle cry should be


(Want to talk about something we REALLY can’t afford!)

Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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