I can't believe I just read that. You make sense. Are you feeling OK Nuc? I agree with you overall, but not on two points.<quoted text>
It does seem silly.
I guess it'd be one thing if it were planned, but to suddenly make cuts is a drastic way to run an organization.
As you well know, any organization as dysfunctional as the US Government would be out of business in no time.
China smiles as America argues with itself. Their controlled economy has outperformed ours for over a decade, with American Corporation's generous help to China. And the Corporations don't pay American taxes on their Chinese profits!! Only to China!!
So, over the years they've exported millions of American jobs to cheap labor nations. With the blessings of Dems and Repubs.
Then they blame Americans for being lazy and looking for Gov't help because they can't live on the slave wages so common today.
And you appear to have bought into this nonsense.
Who's got it better than us?? Many nations, you really need to travel more. Try the northern tier of Europe, to start.
- This is by no means a drastic cut, but only a slightly smaller increase. I can't believe they fight over this when both sides more or less agreed to it in the first place.
- I'm going to Europe again in less than a month and nobody over there, north or south have it better than us - no way. I have family there and while they are considered filthy rich and I stay in only the wealthy ares, I have been to the other areas many times. The standard of living for just about everyone there is much lower than just the average person here. Even in the U.K., most people live in tiny houses and share one car. In the Netherlands an France, they ride bycicles and eat a grinder roll for lunch. I could go on and on, but believe me, our poor live as well as their middle class.
Yet we strive to be like that?