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Here's my take
44% of survey respondents are fucking morons

I am: pissed off pissed off
Current Media: Stand Alone Complex OST: Fish - Silent Cruise

mackys From: mackys Date: December 17th, 2004 06:47 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

They don't learn. Ever.


I am SO not going to miss this fucking country when I move to Australia. We had it so good under Clinton. Thriving economy, civil rights on the up, A BALANCED FUCKING BUDGET...

But the American people just couldn't stand for that, could they? No, we had to end our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity. "Fucking morons" is right.

Not that I'm bitter, or anything. ;]
7threality From: 7threality Date: December 20th, 2004 05:43 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

Re: They don't learn. Ever.

Sorry, but I have to comment here. I'm assuming that this was tongue in cheek, but just in case, two out of the three weren't true.

Thriving economy, civil rights on the up, A BALANCED FUCKING BUDGET

I'll give you the civil rights, however, that's only because I don't spend a lot of time worrying/thinking about that.

Thriving economy? Well, yes, sort of.
You do remember the tech bubble right?

It was the underwear gnome model of economic prosperity.
Step 1. Steal underwear
Step 2. ?
Step 3. Profit

Replace step 1 with "invest in anything with the word Internet in it" and you'll have the picture. Some people saw this while it was happening, but no one listened to the sensible people. This is akin to boom and crash in the 1920's.

A balanced budget? By that, I assume you mean that the national debt increased by smaller amounts rather than by leaps and bounds like it did under the republicans?

In the early Clinton's first term, the national debt increased an average of 290 BILLION dollars. That's not a balanced budget.

In Clinton's second term, the average was an increase 113 billion, however, I'll give you that the last year he was in office the debt growth was a whopping 18 billion. I didn't know that, so I thank you for causing me to look that up. Frankly, I'm amazed. That's nearly a balanced budget 1 out of 8 years in office.

But yeah, the current administration has definitely ended our relative prosperity. The Debt started ramping up by a significant factor. First year was 133 billion added, next was 421 billion, then 555 billion added, and this year he'll top 750 billion. If he goes through with his plan to "fix" social security, then that'll add around 2-5 TRILLION to the debt.
janscottfrazier From: janscottfrazier Date: December 17th, 2004 08:19 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
That is the most shameful thing I think I've heard all year.
This country is going down fast...
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: December 17th, 2004 09:05 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Does that include whoever marked up that page so that the whole article is a huge broken link? :)
stophittinyrslf From: stophittinyrslf Date: December 18th, 2004 06:21 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
on the bright side, they only polled 715 people, which is a tiny sample. so there is, as of yet, no proof that the brain fever that has affected these people is spread across the entire country...