Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
EVERYTHING IS COMING UP ROSES!
I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.
George Canning


Well what do you know? It turns out that Japan and Germany won the war after all. The huge majority of the money owed by the United States for the overextension of our budget has been covered by our former enemies. They are the major lenders covering our deficits.

The unemployment rate is low. I never trust this statement. When I left the Air Force in 1992 I came back to my home county that had an unemployment rate just after the first Gulf War of 18%. Of course that didn’t count the people who had their unemployment benefits expire and were no longer counted. People who work for minimum wage and part time are not counted even though they are starving.

I hear that crime is down. Maybe so, but my experience is that people who can’t afford insurance to cover theft don’t report crimes of property. First you have to let the police into your world. Second most cops will tell you that there is not much chance of solving the crime and recovering your property. So REPORTED crime is down.

The federal government is in charge of tracking inflation. They have, starting in the Reagan era, changed the economic indicators used to track inflation. They have also delayed reports and done total rewrites to make things look better for themselves.

Point in fact the personal savings rate in America went to a negative 0.6% in the month of July. I think that means that for every $100.00 of savings in this country $160.00 is owed to the credit companies, who are not beholden to any country.
It was last this bad just before the great depression.

Like they say, you can make the statistics fit any “fact” you want to promote.
 
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1 Comments:


  • At 1:35 PM, Blogger yellowdog granny

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