Delusional Government, Delusional Society. “In 2011, we spent 3.603 trillion. Almost 70% of that amount was spent on Pensions, Healthcare and Defense. If you add in the amount spent on ‘Welfare,’ the number jumps to 82%. The deficit for 2011 was 1.3 trillion. So, can we fix the problem simply by raising taxes? No.” Delusional president, delusional congress, delusional Fed, delusional media. If you’re not delusional, it would seem you’re now in the minority.

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I'm With STUPID
December 1, 2012 9:26 am

I am in the minority then. Spending is the problem. Cost of living increases on pensions and entitlements and stagflation are enough to sponge up any tax increase revenue.

How the US is slipping in terms of economic power as defined by the misery index in this chart:

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2012/01/daily-chart-0

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I'm With STUPID
December 1, 2012 10:01 am

They say misery loves company. More insight on the topic of delusion meets misery:

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/unmanipulated-us-misery-index-hits-all-time-high

While the misery index is usually a good indicator of how the economy is, during periods of stagflation the misery indicator does not reflect accurately because it can not account for all those people that are not working and given up looking for work. Economists need a better way to track to what is really going on when there is an obvious drain on government safety nets that far exceeds the unemployment rates and the percentage of working Americans has dropped excessively. This chart clearly made Obama look like he was on the right track when in fact things are a lot worse than the chart reflected:

http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/MSRYUS:IND

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I'm With STUPID
December 1, 2012 10:46 am

Sums up what I was trying to explain ^^^^ http://www.businessinsider.com/real-employment-rate-47-percent-2011-1

Note this is a year old so the numbers are worse than this now.

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sifi
December 1, 2012 10:02 am

They’re not worried about the deficit, they just want more money in the coffers for kickbacks, loans to green energy R&D, all kinds of bribes-err entitlements, and other forms of pilfering and waste.

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Big Al
December 1, 2012 10:18 am

I remember people being upset because the government gave cheese away, ahhh, the good old days.

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GhostntheMachine
December 1, 2012 12:17 pm

And peanut butter! Are they even allowed to serve that in schools these days?

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December 1, 2012 12:39 pm

Well duh! It’s the government! Just PRINT MORE MONEY!

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poppajoe49
December 1, 2012 5:51 pm

They don’t need to spend money to print more, just authorize the use of Monopoly money!

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Dragonfish
December 2, 2012 11:10 am

Hell, just make ‘Sand’ money!

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jcrowley1985
December 2, 2012 1:02 am

You should have voted for Ron Paul. Anyone else is just a pawn to Corporate Greed.

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Not so silent
December 2, 2012 10:30 am

TD and MO for Creepy Crowley….AKA the resident Tard.

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December 2, 2012 7:44 pm

Walking by, whistling a happy tune, and playing pocket pool.

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Progressive Hemrrhoid
December 2, 2012 6:27 am

That’s why “Dear Leader” wants to spend another trillion on stimulus. It worked so well paying off all his donors the first time, why not pay them off again.

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Dragonfish
December 2, 2012 11:08 am

Smoke and Mirrors – Bread and Circuses! I’m not an AJ fan, for the most part I see him as ‘Controlled Opposition’, I quit paying attention to him 5-6 years ago (probably why I missed this, it’s 2 1/2 years old). The top commenter of the video linked below (YT link), sums it up very well. “It’s amazing how when AJ puts out a video of him yelling at some jerk on the telephone, all the trolls come out and it gets like a million views and comments. But a video as important and vital to all of us as this one, gets no attention at all. Just goes to show you the level of intelligence and perception of the YT audience, which pretty much reflects why this country is so screwed up.” – seanboy80 Two links: 1) contains video plus additional links. http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/12/cafr-resource-book-govt-1-lie-hide-surplus-trillions-from-99.html and 2) YT. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mTNl_GTFOp4 Walter Burien (CAFR1.com) is the ‘The Man’ when it comes to the ‘Public Disclosure’ of the “Comprehensive Annual Financial Report” (CAFR). The CAFR is the ‘Smoking Gun’ for the exposure of the fraud being perpetrated on the public by all government entities. Watch all of Walters’ videos to learn what’s really going… Read more »

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