June 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. debt will top $13.6 trillion this year and climb to an estimated $19.6 trillion by 2015, according to a Treasury Department report to Congress.
"The U.S. debt will top $13.6 trillion this year and climb to an estimated $19.6 trillion by 2015, according to a Treasury Department report to Congress.
The U.S. debt has grown rapidly with the economic downturn and government spending for the Wall Street bailout, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the economic stimulus."
It boggles my mind that we Americans are behaving like sheep being shuttled to the economic slaughterhouse.
Is this not the definitive primrose path, covered with roses named patriotism and thorns named terrorism, and so on? After all these years it's veneer has worn thing and can be seen through by anyone who wishes to see it for the ugliness it really is, littered with the carnage of so many good people, our own and our so-called enemies, so many of whom had no clue we were going to kill them.
But their survivors sure know, now!
Does anyone really believe that we're killing only the bad guys? Does anyone really think our sons and daughters like killing? Does anyone a clue about how much hatred all of that killing has sown for us?
How many of we Americans know that we've been massively duped?
If you do understand, then you really should do something to wake people up. Anything will help. Talk with your family, your friends and anyone who will listen.
We need to start at the center of the problem, with the Neocon gang. If you are not aware of this gang, which is entirely possible if you've only been subject to the mainstream media, then please see this 9 minute video. If this whets your appetite for more information, I suggest googling "neocon video" because videos are much easier to digest, and there are some really good ones out there.
Their crimes are many, but at the top of the list are the most outrageous: hideously destroying our economy for their economic gain, and committing America to an eternal war that we cannot win.
The debt burden is staggering, but it has not hit with force yet. As with volcanoes and credit explosions, first there's the silent build-up, then comes the moment of truth, and then wham! The party is over, for the losers that is, which just happens to be most of us. Then, when our money is gone, we can all wish it back, but ask people in other civilizations who have taken a fall before us how that worked out for them.
And the Neocons and their rich friends, the most perverse situation of all: they win, no matter how badly we lose. With vast resources at their disposal, they'll weather any storm they create.
The magnitude of what this gang has done to us is yet to be understood - because it's not over. We're already at war in the Middle East longer then Vietnam, but it may as well be day 1, because in case you haven't noticed, we're not winning. But the commitment is complete and we're in it for the long haul.
Do you think they will eventually give up, and then we'll leave, as we from Vietnam? No, not this time. But to really, really understand this, you have to appreciate the motivation behind the military invasion of the Middle East in the first place. It was to establish military authority in the region, which suited this gang's stated interests perfectly. This IS their definition of winning the war: ongoing authority via ongoing military supremacy in the region.
There was no exit strategy for Iraq because there wasn't going to be an exit. Iraq was to serve as a springboard to defeat any other county that resisted authority. There was no plan B then, and there is no such plan today. "We" (America's military and tax money and reputation) are in it for the long haul, as in "they bet our farms".
If you don't accept this rationale, consider the implications of an American military pullout from the Middle East on Israel. We know from history - and even common sense - that once we pull out, we don't go back. That would leave Israel surrounds by enemies (now including, it seems, their friend Turkey). Given what they've pulled off so far, do yo think they would allow this to happen? Nope. Do they have the power in American media and politics to pull it off? They got this far without breaking a sweat.
If you've been informed by alternate news providers, and not just the Neocon propaganda machine, then you'll know that we're less close to winning today then ever before, mostly because the definition of winning is not being discussed (that' one of the things we don't talk about).
What matters to the Neocon gang is that the mission continue, and if you're paying attention, you'll see this is exactly what's happening. People elected Obama on a platform of a new leadership attitude. It didn't happen.Why? Because he never had the power to really change things in the first place. Meanwhile our kids keep killing and dying, and our economy is being sucked dry into chosen industries and a Mt Everest of debt.