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  •  when did this 'over the next decade' crap start? (1+ / 0-)
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    Roadbed Guy

    look, the debt is 14 trillion dollars. right now.

    200 billion 'over the next decade' is 20 billion dollars a year. considering the deficit each year is a trillion dollars nowdays, you are going to chop that baby down by a whopping...

         20,000,000,000
    1,000,000,000,000

    2% a year. wow. 2 whole %.

    i have become convinced that the american people are just too stupid and mathematically illiterate to understand their own financial system, and it will inevitably collapse because of this, like every other sad-sack empire in history, including portugal, spain, the UK, the Soviet Union, Japan, etc. Actually, maybe collapse wouldn't be such a bad idea?

    •  Seems like we're trying to double down on (0+ / 0-)

      the USSR - instead of 5 year plans, we have 10.

      I think we probably do surveillance as well as they did as well.

      We're maybe not quite up to the number of people in prison.  Maybe.

    •  Obama cut deficit in half (0+ / 0-)

      The deficit is around $600 billion now.

      +++ The law is a weapon used to bludgeon us peasants into submission. It is not to be applied to the monied elite.

      by cybersaur on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 06:39:28 PM PDT

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