posted on Sep, 20 2002 @ 08:49 AM
economic word-salad about the surplus under the Clinton-Gore administration?
there never was a surplus - just the drivel of Liberals who are always happy to spend the money of others.
The phantom, the mirage, of a surplus -only US voters could have been fooled - appeared as a result of the same sort of creative accounting that has
recently made corporate America a by-word (again) for sleaze, graft, corruption, peculation and greed.
Clinton adopted the unified budget, which put the social security trust fund in with the operational budget of the government. taxation ensured that
the Social Security took in more money than it paid out.
But all the SS money was a debt -it was owed to the payers when they retired -it's like borrowing millions and claiming you're out of debt, with
the added charm of not having to pay interest!
In reality, not counting Social Security, which was a separate trust, Clinton-Gore spent $60 billion more than was raised in the first year!
Dear me -if only Estragon could qualify as a US politician -I'd have a million in a year -and I'd be able to take it away and change it
into real money, before the US economy implodes -as it soon will if no action is taken.