Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Take Your Pick

Our country is getting more screwed up by the day.  If you didn't know that it's time to get your head out your ass and pay attention to matters that are on a course to take America down for the count.

Yesterday's San Francisco paper's headline:  National debt on course for crisis/Obama budget piles on $10 trillion in next decade.

The article cited that out of that 10 trillion 5.6 trillion of it goes to interest costs alone this decade.  The projected debt will reach 90 percent of the gross national product.   Economists say that a percent debt to GDP ratio usually touches off a crises.  This year, the debt will reach 63 percent of GDP, a ratio that has ignited crises in small wealthy nations.  Fiscal crises has gripped Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Ireland where their debts were below where the United States is shortly headed.

Thus far the Obama administration has yet to outline a plan to dig our way out of this financial mess other than to pile more on via Obama Care and extensions of the wars in foreign countries. 

The last paragraph of the newspaper article:  "Obama promised to be honest with the public and he has a talent for doing so", said Maya Macguineas, president of the moderate Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.  "Yet he hasn't used it yet to describe what types of hard choices will be involved."

We're in deep doo-doo.  If you're not worried, you should be.  I wonder if anyone in the present administration has a clue on how to stop the present trend of deficit spending.  Sure doesn't seem like it.  I hear the Republicans yelling but their howling is falling on deaf ears all due to their lack of credibility.  And you'd think every citizen would be hopping mad....but there is barely a ripple of all this across the nation.  What's up with that?  A nation of sheep?  A bunch of people asleep at the wheel?  A herd of cows following the lead bovine over the cliff?

The current state of affairs reminded me of phrases that were coined by US soldiers during WWII when things went south.    They're still very relevant today given the state of the Union.  Here's a list of those phrases.  Take your pick then write your Congressman, call the President or grab a picket sign and write TARFU!!!! all over it.

FUBAR:    Fucked Up Beyond Any Repair

TARFU:  Things Are Really Fucked Up

SNAFU:  Situation Normal All Fucked Up

Pray that there's a better day for America.

1 comment:

DNA said...

I read that same article. Left me totally speechless, for once.

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