posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 10:50 AM
This report seems absolutely legitimate to me. And I have to wonder if some of gainsayers
(for example, "TheSword," a "Humble Janitor", living in the "Republic of Virginia") really are paid shills.
Just the choice of screen-name, sub-title, and location are pretty revealing, really.
Anyone with a brain can see that this article is well-researched, with provable facts. How on Earth could someone deny it, unless they had a
death-threat over their own heads (or a paycheck) to do so?
here's part extracted of the math, folks, and the most important question:
Think What we Could Have Done, people!
The full figure of 26 trillion adds up to nearly a quarter million dollars per household – $226,430.68 to be exact.
When you put it in those terms, the full weight of the theft becomes nothing short of staggering.
Imagine if your family had a quarter million dollars saved -- and then someone robbed you. What if the thief then told everyone what he did – but no
one cared enough to do anything?
That’s what just happened to every single family in the United States of America.
Every single adult in the United States who was unemployed or on public assistance could have been given a job – so they can lead a happy,
fulfilling and prosperous life – with plenty of money to spare.
A vast public works program could easily have been created to stimulate the economy – so that the money would become an investment, not a one-time
WHAT COULD WE HAVE DONE?
These points, made above, and absolutely what we SHOULD have done, and what we SHOULD be doing, for our OWN countryment. We need to BUTT. OUT. of the
rest of the world's houses until our own is in order. And that is NOT Socialism, or Communism, no matter what you Capitalist Oligarchs want to call
Shameful. Our country's leaders and its financial racketeers and criminal ponzi schemers are a DISGRACE to our nation.
It bring tears to my eyes, really.
WHAT COULD WE HAVE DONE?
*We could have built high-speed bullet trains ..
*We could have restored our archaic, battered fleet of passenger airliners...
*We could have restored our crumbling roads and bridges...
*We could have transformed the inner cities...
*We could have massively upgraded the nation’s fiber-optic capabilities
*We could have completely modernized public schools with enough computers for every kid.
*We could have trained or hired teachers to educate our children in the skills and software needed to be competitive in today’s evolving workforce
*We could have [encouraged kids interest in music] an incentive for good grades.
*We could have boldly invested in clean energy technologies
And, as Foster Gamble revealed in his groundbreaking independent film Thrive, we could have ended poverty and environmental destruction for
as little as 200 billion dollars a year.
Instead of doing any of this, the "one percent" continued to live the lifestyles of the rich and famous -- while the poor sank ever deeper into the
Next Great Depression, as economist Paul Krugman recently called it.
But, no. "We" didn't.
edit on 14-1-2012 by wildtimes because: (no reason given)