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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-12-19 14:33
  Subject:   The NeoCons have financially broken America.
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  Mood:the USA is not worth saving
  Music:"Patriotism is the last refuge of the incompetent." -C.Sagan

In his accompanying statement to the report, David Walker, Comptroller of the US, warmed up his audience by stating that the GAO had found so many significant material deficiencies in the government’s accounting systems that the GAO was “unable to express an opinion” on the financial statements. Ha ha! He really knows how to play an audience!

In accounting parlance, that’s the same as telling your spouse “Our checkbook is such an out of control mess I can’t tell if we’re broke or rich!” The next time you have an unexplained rash of checking withdrawals from that fishing trip with your buddies, just tell her that you are “unable to express an opinion” and see how that flies. Let us know how it goes!

Then Walker went on to deliver the really bad news...


http://www.financialsense.com/fsu/editorials/martenson/2006/1217.html


The federal deficit (that's how much our debt grew this year alone) is a record-setting 384 billion dollars - and is fully expected to get much worse.

But of course Dubya remains in favor of more tax cuts. Edit: And in favor of spending trillions more on a continuing escalation of the war in Iraq. But we've gotta stay the course, you know - no matter what all our Generals (and our soldiers, and the American people) tell us!

In 2k, I had some relatives in Texas who said they were voting for Bush for economic reasons. What a laugh riot! I think I've gotten more chuckles out of that than anything else in the last 5 years. Anyone who thinks voting for the NeoCons is a vote for fiscal conservativism is a total and complete moron.


The country is crashing financially. The housing bubble has popped. Everyone with a clue knows that the dollar is going over the cliff.


And yet all you "patriots" can't seem to do anything besides wave your flags and shout about how we all need to "support the troops." Evidently by sending them to get blown to bloody pieces in some third-world desert hellhole.

Good job, America! Keep waving that flag!
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Coinneach Fitzpatrick: Bullshit
  User: scarybaldguy
  Date: 2006-12-19 21:45 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Keyword:Bullshit
Tax cuts are not the problem, because the more money kept out of .gov's slimy mitts, the better. Tax cuts not matched a decrease in spending are the problem.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-12-19 21:49 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
I agree. But how the fuck do we curb government spending when BOTH parties seem hell-bent on breaking the bank with everything they do - whether it be malevolent wars of agression on the right or whatever else on the left?

Short of doing the correct thing and dropping a nuke on DC, of course...
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Coinneach Fitzpatrick
  User: scarybaldguy
  Date: 2006-12-19 21:52 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
I have some ideas on putting .gov back into its Constitutional cage, but they would probably be considered seditious, if not outright terroristic.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-12-19 21:56 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Join the club. ;D
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Ohmi
  User: ohmisunao
  Date: 2006-12-20 21:55 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Phuck.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-12-21 01:27 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
I'm sorry to be such a consistent grumpy gus, downer, party-crasher, but I just don't know any better way to show people how totally and utterly Dubya and his idiot NeoCon buddies have fucked up our country...
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Ohmi
  User: ohmisunao
  Date: 2006-12-22 18:10 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
No worries.. I'm actually glad you post about it.. I need to keep up with news more in general.. :P
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