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Subject: Re: Don't Read This Date: 11/27/2012 5:03 PM
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TwoPair hit the nail on the head in an earlier post.

Thanks, I guess. It's depressing when you think about how ignorant people must be to not see the debt problem we're facing. We're close to a death spiral, and no one cares, as long as they 'get theirs', and as long as 'the rich' (defined as anyone making more than them) gets the shaft.

I defy anyone on the left to take a shot at solving a single major financial problem, such as entitlement reform, moving toward balancing the budget, growing the economy above 2.5%, or lowering unemployment below 7%. They don't care, because their guy won, and Romney can't prevent abortions or some other such nonsense.

In fact, I'll lower the bar further. Someone on the left tell me what would definitively constitute failure on the part of Obama (or success, but the media has already declared him successful, so I prefer to have something a bit more, shall we say, concrete). $20 trillion national debt? Another recession? 10% unemployment, even fudging the numbers? They don't even have the courage to define objective parameters of success and failure. How do we expect them to demand that any problem actually get solved?

We are in that place where we have a small window within which to save ourselves, but where no one apparently gives a d@mn. By the time enough realize the problem and ask that something be done, it will in all likelihood be too late. Some of us are pointing at the iceberg, but the rest of the ship is having too good a time in the ballroom.
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