Once again Carol you're demonstrating that you are the slowest kid in the class. You're obviously too stupid to know the difference between the national debt which is $17 trillion and the budget deficit which is estimated by the CBO to be $642 billion for 2013 which is down significantly from the trillion dollar plus deficits that we had when Obama took office. Here's how it works cupcake; when the government is spending more than it takes in we have a deficit. When it takes in more than it spends the we have a surplus. When George W Bush took office we were in a surplus mode but then he cut revenue by $3 trillion with his tax cuts and increased spending by $1.4 trillion with two unnecessary wars. The recession further cut into revenues and necessitated more spending to keep the financial sector from collapsing.<quoted text>
"Kind of jokingly...I think..." was supposed to be a clue Stossel's guess upon being pressured wasn't to be taken seriously.
How long do you think we can survive a 17 trillion dollar deficit - soon to be 20 trillion; a growing and bloated government with a shrinking private sector; increased taxes when millions are still out of work and no jobs on the horizon; and abuses of power that go unpunished? Throw in moral decay for good measure before guesstimating your answer.
Those were the ingredients in ancient Rome before it fell.
A few more major cities going bankrupt leading to a domino effect...and wallah...we have to learn Chinese. At least you and all your liberal pals won't have to worry about being accused of undermining our new communist government or becoming political prisoners. You'd fit right in.
Private sector employment is growing nitwit and the public sector has dropped 3% since Obama took office. Under Bush public sector employment rose over 4%.
What moral decay Carol? Because same sex couples now get the same rights as other citizens? Rome when it fell was firmly under Christian control. One of the main reasons it fell is because it allowed it's infrastructure to deteriorate. If the Chinese are getting ahead of us it's because they're investing in their highways and rail lines, just the things that the Republicans are blocking.
Are you just abysmally stupid or are you a damned liar?