Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Should we talk about the weather, should we talk about the government

I'm in a complaining mood today, and what better to complain about than the economy?

Even the mainstream news seems to think we're in for it (well, those of us like me who participate, more or less, in the faith-based monetary system of Bush's America):

"The national debt — the total accumulation of annual budget deficits — is up from $5.7 trillion when President Bush took office in January 2001 and it will top $10 trillion sometime right before or right after he leaves in January 2009."

Ah, a parting gift. How sweet.

But gee, how did it get that way? Perhaps a conflagration of issues, but this one doesn't help:

"Aggravating the debt picture: the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates could cost $2.4 trillion over the next decade."

But hey, maybe we could pay it off in Rupees or somesuch. After all, "The dollar is down about 35 percent since the end of 2001 against a basket of major currencies."

Put simply, you know you're in sad shape when Ross Perot is right:

"The national debt [in 1992] stood at $4 trillion and Perot displayed charts showing it would soar to $8 trillion by 2007 if left unchecked. He was about a trillion low."

(I guess even Ross couldn't have predicted that Iraq would attack the World Trade Center.*)

Sorry for all the quotes, but look: This administration has mortgaged my entire country for a fabricated, fear-mongering, illegal, unnecessary and wholly unsuccessful invasion. If and when America recovers from the coming recession (and I hope that's all it will be), the Bush regime will hopefully begin to be remembered in its rightful place as the worst criminal syndicate to ever steal the Oval Office.

* Just checking that you're paying attention.


At 14 December 2007 17:55 , Anonymous Beth W. said...

Hi Wes, glad to see you're back among the bloggers. :)

At 19 December 2007 02:17 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. I'm just a random browser, but I like your blog and will be coming back.

A friend of mine had sent me this link once to a world clock that was based on actual world-wide rates of change - and watching the military expenditure dollars increase in front of your eyes is indeed stunning...maybe something you'd find interesting.

At 24 December 2007 03:08 , Blogger Zelmarific said...

I think most Americans today are more than a little embarassed to be associated with the Bush administration. We feel guilty, too. Like we need to apologize for something.

But merry christmas! I'm sure it will all turn better in the coming year.


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