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  •  All you have to do is look (1+ / 0-)
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    cskendrick

    at the people being sent out to prep the patient...Coons, etc...

    This will not end well.

    "Senator McCain offered up the oldest Washington stunt in the book - you pass the buck to a commission to study the problem." - Senator Obama, 9-16-2008

    by justmy2 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 12:22:59 PM PDT

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    •  The USA as a superpower is playing for time (1+ / 0-)
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      neroden

      before China pretty much clears its throat and takes over suzerainty of the planet.

      And the people who are in position to decide how best to buy that time are in position to decide how long a life Americans as a whole will lead (or don't), how healthy they will be (or won't), and how prosperous they will be (or won't).

      And how much time they can buy to adjust both themselves - and the country at large - to silver-medal status is a function of how much of a standard of living downsizing they can get the country as a whole to abide.

      Thus you are being sold grin-and-bear-it by your own party leadership.

      Because it's not 11d chess. It's a shift in the balance of global power and we are on the business end of it.

      •  Incompetent asshats (0+ / 0-)

        are running things, unfortunately.  Britain lost their empire, was devastated by WWII, had huge loan repayments piled on it,....

        ...and got Clement Atlee, the National Health Service, British Rail, and the "British welfare state".  Therefore Britain is doing all right.

        The asshats running the US are taking it down a road which leads to civil war or collapse of the Union, which is completely avoidable even during the collapse of our empire.  But they choose not to avoid it.

        Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

        by neroden on Tue Jun 28, 2011 at 12:47:37 PM PDT

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