reply to post by xuenchen
Statistics never lie but liars use Statistics.
It reminds me of an old story told over and over during the Cold War. The United States played the Soviet Union in a game of basketball. The final
score was US-87, USSR-65.
In Moscow the next morning the headlines read: " The glorious Soviet basketball team came in second last night in a basketball tournament, and the
United States came in next to last."
Governments use statistics to tell whatever story they are pushing.
As many members have attested, we don't need the government to put these deceiving statistics out, to understand that things are quite bad
economically in the US. One need only look at their own family, their neighbors, and all of the shuttered stores, restaurants and malls, to understand
that this country is in a severe depression. As a result, the current administration had decided to divert attention from this economic disaster by
emphasizing stories such as the Trayvon Martin case, and the war against millionaires and taxes. Yes, millionaires should pay their fair share, but
doing so, won't put a dent in the deficit.This is the equivalent of the captain of the Titanic telling people not to worry, we just hit a small ice