One of the problems with writing publicly is people have no idea what you know or how you came to know it.
Wrapped tightly in their own little cocoons, devoid of facts to substantiate a position, they utter their opinions like they know what they are talking about.
Now if you didn't know that we are 16.3 trillion in debt, that we are running medicare and social security deficits already in the billions, that we spend 1.2 trillion more than we take in year after year after year, and that we have another 77 trillion due and payable in the next 30 years....
well if you didn't know all of that....and you didn't know that Freddie, Fannie, and Sallie Mae are all bankrupt to the tune of well over a trillion...and that we have lost 50 million jobs and our capacity to pay off all this debt...
You might think we are just fine. Like this guy who left his comment to me on Huffpo. This is what we are up against. He apparently has a different set of facts than the rest of us.
“We are not bankrupt. We are nowhere near bankrupt. The level of debt we have right now while historically high is not crippling, it simply is not, and we simply are not bankrupt. No amount of your lying about it will make it so.
And both sides simply are not the same, they are not, and once again lying about it will not make it so. Democrats have routinely passed financial regulation and reform, it gets watered down by the Republicans. One side IS NOT the same as the other.
You don't get to stand off to the side and point your fingers self righteously at everyone else.”