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The Downgrading of Americans



August 06, 2011 – Comments (3)

Yesterday evening, the S&P credit rating service downgraded the debt of the United States from AAA to AA+.

The financial websites have gone ballastic, blaming the rating agency for playing politics. Many websites are reminding visitors that S&P missed the entire housing bubble, that there was a mistake in the company's rating data, and on and on.

The government's response has been accusatory. CNN and Fox News are attempting to find any evidence they can about who knew what when. Rupert Murdock is probably at this very moment hacked into Blackberry's across the country.

The Republicans are blaming the Democrats and the Democrats are blaming the Republicans. It is complete and utter stupidity!

The simple fact is that the credit rating of the United States was not downgraded yesterday, the American people were downgraded.

It is the American people that for decades have simply bent over, stuck their collective rear ends in the air, and ask the politicians for more.

We, ALL of the eligible voters in America, we, have allowed every bit of what is happening to happen.

We have allowed government to spend us into the poor house. We have allowed government to "borrow" all of the money from the Social Security Trust Fund. We have allowed governent, to do the things they have done, and we have gladly accepted it all.

Now that the demise of Uncle Sam has begun, the politicians are jumping up and down blaming one another, the cost of money will probably increase, any economic recovery will probably come to a halt, and the American voter will remain completely uninterested in the process.

Oh!, we American's will bitch, since American's view being able to bitch as a fundamental right. But that is all we will do, bitch, because we simply will not put for the effort to hold government accountable.

And so it will continue, until eventually...America is no more.


3 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On August 06, 2011 at 10:51 AM, CajunRon50 (< 20) wrote:

Wax, I am in 100% agreement.  It is an opinion I have held for a long time.  There was tremendous insight into the misquote by the infamous Pogo who said "We have met the enemy and they are us".

When all is said and done there is only one group to blame for most if not all of our troubles...we the voters.  As long as we continue to do what we have done, continue voting for the type of people we vote for...we will continue to get what we got. As long as the campaign winners are the ones who spent the most money...we will continue to get what we got. As long as we the voters vote ourselves these great, nice, comforting government benefits without voting ourselves the ability to pay for them...we will continue to get what we got.

It's a simple concept to understand  but, I fear, it is an impossible mindset to change.  The Democratic leaders will continue be hard core protectors of the less priviledged at all costs and the Republicans will continue to the be protectors of the more affluent at all costs while the nation goes down the tube.

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#2) On August 06, 2011 at 12:38 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Soon everyone becomes Alstry...

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#3) On August 06, 2011 at 1:00 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

As Technology advances and more and more jobs are replaced by machines and evaporate into The Cloud....

Prepare to go where no man has gone before.....

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