Mr. Ryan is talking about 'preventing this debt crisis' and he gives fluffy ideas of non-substance as the fixes for said debt crisis...but...and I
KNOW he's got to know this because I know this and he is definitely smarter than me in these things and I say that sincerely...he's done this all
his life...he KNOWS better than I do that there is but one way to PREVENT a debt crisis....and one way to fix a debt crisis...the first is to NOT
BORROW and the second is to PAY BACK what you've borrowed.
But it is impossible to pay for a debt while it is still being incurred. And there is nothing that can make 'in the red' (deficit) 'in the black'
except supplying that deficit.
And where the deliberate misrepresentation of truth comes into it is when blame starts getting thrown around as if there is some other expense eating
us alive other than this so-called war on terror...
'Other' expenses include ones such as
our hungry neighbors or even our own hungry families...
our need and RIGHT to have adequate health care...
and help when we do need it...
and even a marginal amount of questionable security in our old age...
at the very least, to see some sort of return on a lifetime of invested FICA tax...
transitioning to better energy sources...
making sure we don't lose the scant amount of industry/manufacturing that has not been moved across the ocean...
making sure everyone has access to a college education if they want it no matter their income or background...
helping families make homes they can actually leave behind as an asset when they depart...not to the bank but to their own children!
We can NOT do those things that we need to do...that Romney and Ryan talk about the same as Obama talks about...with the attitude that we cannot
afford to do what is necessary. And as long as we beat around the proverbial burning bush ( no pun intended!
) instead of just pouring a bucket
of water on it, NO President...not Obama, not Romney, not even Clark Kent or Bruce Wayne...is going to be able to keep it from steadily getting worse
as it already is, much less actually reverse it!
Everything started to go south right around 2001-2002 and it was because of 9/11.
That was, what, only a year into George W.'s first term?
And while I am not blaming what has happened on either GOP or Dems or any sitting or former President...I'm not even going to blame it on the
terrorists who did it...they were driven to it, from their point of view....and that gets pretty deep...BUT none of it matters NOW because now we are
living in the aftermath which has become a far greater threat upon our survival as Americans...as America...than any plane wrecking a building full of
people. That was HORRID...this is even worse.
And what makes it worse is this refusal to face facts, for whatever reason.
Saying that this debt crisis is something Obama created and then failed to deal with...or even that he simply made it worse...is making one man the
focused blame-taker for something that the nation, as a whole, permitted to happen.
Admittedly, even in hindsight, I can't come up with anything else we should have could have done...I just don't know. But that does not mean that we
can not now decide to face the facts and truly fix the mess we've been wallowing in for the last 11 years.
THE LIE is where the money is being spent. And there have been many lies to keep that LIE both functional and undetected/hidden. One big lie might
have been that bin Laden was a threat to us all these 11 years...if so, then it might have been another lie that freed us from that, finally. Either
it was a double lie and he died in December 2001 or it was doubly true that he died last May....either way we no longer have a valid excuse for
these wars we are imposing upon other countries or this misery we are inflicting upon ourselves in some sort of warped attempt to make our
'homeland' more 'secure.'
And so now they are distracting us from the truth with this melee about the economy. Forget terrorism, suddenly...don't even mention that it fizzled
out in a dubious manner...now just focus on the BUDGET and the DEFICIT...but the budget and the deficit took direct hits in this war on terrorism.
Are you seeing the insanity in the viewfinder, yet?
The only true security we can ever hope to gain will have to come through facing the facts...without blaming each other or ourselves or even terrorist
groups or WHOMEVER...and dealing with the truth in a truthful manner.
None of this would have ever happened if we would have held truth as highly as we hold our ideals of freedom and democracy (real or imagined or
) et al.