Your Guide Through the Manufactured Madness
by Brian Wilson
Another “Al” once wrote:
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville
Sans the olives and goose from my last TV Endurance Run (The Jack Ass Show) I flipped on the shadow box and was treated to Obama’s latest attack on the Republicans. During his delightful abuse of the English language and rape of the Truth, it dawned on me we needed some kind of “catalog of definitions” to sort out all the lies. This debt debate is like a boxing match where the referee has brass knuckles and a serious grudge against one of the contestants. Even the pundits who aren’t in the tank for Obama are accepting false premises.
“As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.” ~ Voltaire
Default – Default has replaced “not raising the debt limit” in the debt debate. There is no discussion of how the government could service its debt and meet other obligations without borrowing more money. Instead, we are assaulted with wild tales of heinous disasters brought on by defaulting on the US debt.
Revenue – Revenue has replaced the word “taxes.” People understand raising taxes means taking money out of their wallet. Increasing revenue sounds as if the government is out earning an honest buck. Revenue is doubly disingenuous because the tax increases are not about getting more money but rather getting the Republicans to betray the people who elected them. Obama desperately wants another Bush “read my lips; no new taxes” moment.