Another P.P. I know I know but I just had to.
Things that make me laugh.
P.O.T.U.S. taking credit for getting us out of Iraq.
As if he just magically waved his hands and puff we just make the bold and big decision that we are out. When it fact it's more like the US and the other government of Iraq couldn't come to terms on a deal that would have allowed troops to remain to provide the support Iraq needs. But all in all ~ all we we're doing there was baby-siting spoiled rotten children of Sunni and Shi'ites who would rather kill one another than anything else over their differing interpretations of the same religion.
U.S. forces, which had ended combat missions in 2010, paid $100,000 a month to tribal sheikhs to secure stretches of the highways leading south to reduce the risk of roadside bombings and attacks on the last convoys.
Only around 150 U.S. troops will remain in the country attached to a training and cooperation mission at the huge U.S. embassy on the banks of the Tigris river.
So when POTUS so boldly opens his mouth and brags about how he ended the war in Iraq and ordered our troops out ? seriously ? come on dude for real ? it was the failure of your foreign policy that made that happen something you should be running away from rather than foolishly using as a talking point ~ some of us are indeed informed and know better... POTUS you had no choice, it's kind of like someone bragging he got himself arrested.
So he won by losing ?
My Second point is about the Federal Reserve and its pathetic manipulation and tinkering of the economy by manipulating the interest rates to close to nothing.
So where are all the jobs ? how does helping the mega rich at the expense of 99.9% of ordinary savers help anybody anything ?
Oh great we have managed to reduce most mortgage rates from what was once a 7% normal rate to now something in the 3% range but what good does that do when the majority of americans can't really get a mortgage even at higher rates ~ they either don't qualify or the banks just won't loan to them unless the government personally guarantees the interest and principal in its entirety.
I hear the term deleveraging ? but not everyone was levered up to the hilt... what about all the people who played by the rules, who did everything they were suppose to, what about them ? the ones who actually worked their butts off , saved up, and now are getting hurt by the worst of hidden taxes and fees.
The hidden ones of inflation and not having a prosperous recovery or a booming real market, because some educated nerd who thinks he knows better simply followed his predecessor into making flooding the market with vast amounts of new money that never got to the people it was intended for.
Instead it got sucked up and absorbed by the under 1 percenters.. the special elite who either know someone in government or banking and can take advantage of the free money. Meanwhile for most others it's pay day advance interest to pay if you are so lucky as to even be able to get any of the money.
My fellow fools, we have a gross mispending problem in our governments and no amount of percentage of tax increases on the super rich, rich, middle class, and the poor and those with nothing will make much of a dent so long as we refuse to tackle the real issues of entitlements and spending more money than you earn.
Eventually all truths come out and consequences come to fruition.
Alstry says that we need to forgive all debt and start a new...
I would say we need to clean house or burn it down and live within our means.
If you've read anything else I've ever written maybe we can all find affordable housing living in the forest by the rivers under the bridges near the rail road tracks from Germany to the Czech Republic.
Okay my rant is over...
Someone please prescribe me some shock treatment so that I may forget.