Things Nobody Ever Asks or MentionsPosted: March 2, 2013
The US Military is the largest gas purchaser in the world. Without that huge buying, what might happen to the price of gas? Do you think that $1.40/gallon gas might help the struggling economy? What sorts of things cause an economy to struggle?
It’s said that government borrowing and deficits mortgage our children’s future. But when the government prints up a bunch of money and starts spending it, it’s buying things that you might otherwise purchase, today, not in your grandchildren’s time. Do you think that has an effect on the prices you pay for things?
I’ve heard economists say that inflation is necessary to make a thriving economy, because it forces people to spend money that they might otherwise save. Gotta spend it before it loses value. But consider this: If the price of everything was falling like the thriving computer industry, wouldn’t our standard of living be going way up? We wouldn’t even need a raise in pay.
Economists say that in a depression the government should spend more to get the economy going. But why would robbing us harder benefit us? How does increasing the cost of living help the economy? “Pump-priming” the economy makes it sound as though people wouldn’t do anything but lay around all day if it weren’t for the government. I’m not convinced that government is a benefit.
“At a time when our business has finally begun to get some traction, hiring new workers, and bringing jobs back to America, we shouldn’t be making dumb, arbitrary cuts to things that businesses depend on and workers depend on like education and research and infrastructure and defense,” Obama said. “It’s unnecessary, and at a time when too many Americans are still looking for work, it’s inexcusable.”
O-Dawg, I need to bring you up to speed on current events. This country is dying and can’t heal itself because you and your kind are in the way.
I gotta go with Bubba on that one. O doesn’t have a clue what’s in the document he swore an oath to.
Posted by Dave