It's absolutely ridiculous how the US media and government describes US austerity measures, versus how they describe it for the rest of the world. If
it's UK, Spain, France, Greece, etc. it's "austerity", but if it's the USA, well austerity somehow becomes "deficit reduction", "spending cuts",
"budget cuts", "reduced spending", etc.
So absurd this ridiculous hypocrisy. Look at how the US media reports for example austerity in Spain or Greece. The US media describe it as something
like an economic apocalypse and paint in a way that at any moment those countries will dissolve into some kind of Mad Max like world. The people there
are all endlessly suffering, no one has food, people die in the streets, etc.
Yes, that is typical reporting all over US media on TV, print, online........
Even if it is France or the UK that the US media is talking about, although they tamper down the dramatics, they still call it austerity.
But how do AUSTERITY MEASURES in the USA get reported by this same media? It's "cutting spending", "reducing the deficit", "cutting back costs of
entitlement programs", etc.
Strange too how the US government (which supposedly has no influence or connection to the US media) uses the same exact terminologies. When any US
government stooge or shill talks about European economies, they always refer to it as austerity.
And in the same way, if they are talking about countries like Spain or Greece, they talk about it in apocalyptic like terms. But then when the subject
of US austerity comes up, suddenly austerity becomes "lowering the budget", "reducing government spending", and all their other BS fake terms that are
really talking about US austerity.
edit on 3-3-2013 by Red Cloak because: (no reason given)