Strawman: The Clock is Ticking.....
1 year, 4 months ago
USDEBTCLOCK.ORG is a terrible thing to look at. All those numbers running at the same time, calculating the this and that, while indicating the speed at which this great country of ours is circling the drain. Looking at it is both a hypnotizing and horrifying experience.
And yet most of the citizens who live here have never looked at the U.S. DEBT CLOCK and don’t understand what it says. So, here’s what it says. According to this clock, almost 47 million Americans are on food stamps—just over 13 million of us are listed as “official unemployed”—while another 10 million are listed as “actual unemployed.”
The United States is over 15 trillion dollars in debt which translates into each taxpayer’s share coming to around $135 thousand dollars. Each citizen, young and old alike, are just about $50 thousand upside down. Makes a body feel good.
Unfortunately this debt thing doesn’t seem to interest the 535 members of Congress or those in the Obama Administration—unless the topic of raising the debt limit comes up—which seems to happen about every 13 weeks or so. Hey, we’ve got to move the bar up a little higher so we can spend some more money we don’t have now—and haven’t had for quite a while.
And all this goes on while you and I continue to keep a job, feed the family, stay ahead of the bills-and maybe save a little—if we’re lucky. If we’re one of the 23 million un or under employed, we’re doing all we can to keep the family together, not lose the house and maintain some dignity. Doing that is a full time job in itself.
For some reason there are those who feel this situation is going remedy itself with the insertion of a new administration. Suddenly the country adds a Newt or a Mitt, a few more Senators, another Congressman or two and –hey now—we’re fiscally responsible!!!
Sorry, I don’t see that happening. And here’s why: the next President, unless it’s Obama, will be vilified, chastised, and second guessed during his/her entire term. Cutbacks will be labeled “draconian”. Attempts to fix the problem of overspending will have been, according to the liberal press, done so “on the backs of the poor and middle class.”
Add in the rioting in the streets by those who have had their welfare and food stamps cut off---maybe a terrorist attack or two—and this country is suddenly a big version of Greece.
Face it: we’re living in the world of the fat, dumb and happy—only the fat and dumb are leading the parade---and the country.