Polite Society Podcast Patches
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You know what? Screw these people. While all our armed forces are in the neighborhood, we should just seize the oil fields and the pumping facilities, and let them go back to arguing about which one of Mohammed's cousin-in-law's nephew's brothers is the real Caliph out in the desert someplace.
Someone asked me a couple of days ago if I realized how deep in debt we are. I said that I did, and that it scared the shit out of me. Think about those numbers folks. We are trully fucked. There is no nice way to say it. We cannot continue in this fashion.
It is predicted the Federal budget deficit will reach $1.65 trillion this year with a $14.1 trillion debt and about $2.1 trillion in income. Yet the House cannot reach agreement on spending cuts. The House Republicans want to only cut $60 billion in spending and the Democrats only want to cut spending $6.5 billion. If you were to scale this down into numbers people might be able to relate to it would look like the following.
If your family income were $50,000 then:
The children should cut up the credit cards and sell everything that isn’t the bare minimum needed for food, shelter, clothing, transportation, and communication. If the debt still isn’t being paid down they should consider selling their parents organs.
- Family debt is $335,700
- Family deficit is $39,300 (spending is $89,300/year)
- The head of household wants to cut $1,430 in yearly spending
- The spouse wants to cut $154.80 in yearly spending
President Obama on Monday lifted the ban he imposed two years ago on military trials for detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison, ending his bid to move most terrorism trials to civilian courts and pushing his already busted deadline for shuttering the island prison indefinitely forward.
The reversal came as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visited Afghanistan and indicated that he was willing to keep a presence of U.S. forces in the war-torn country beyond the Obama administration’s 2014 pullout goal, highlighting again the difficulty the president has had moving from the policies of President George W. Bush.
GM sucks. I'm sorry if you like Chevy, but GM sucks as a company. There should be no Volt, or Camaro, or Corvette anymore. They should have all died with that bloated carcass that is General Motors but instead we have a shitty company producing shitty cars and we're all paying for it because assholes in the government didn't want to face the consequences of pissing off the unions that put them into office, not to mention the hits their stock portfolios would have taken when GM died a much deserved death.
"When you are looking at purely dollars and cents, it doesn't really make a lot of sense. The Volt isn't particularly efficient as an electric vehicle and it's not particularly good as a gas vehicle either in terms of fuel economy," said David Champion, the senior director of Consumer Reports auto testing center at a meeting with reporters here. "This is going to be a tough sell to the average consumer."