Your Hind Brain: How much credence do you have with the CBO projection?
HeadLever: Your Hind Brain: How much credence do you have with the CBO projection?Lol, backtrack much?Probably more than any other projection as this is their job. Still does not make it gospel. Far from it.
Your Hind Brain: So why bother posting that chart at all? Jesus christ man.
HeadLever: Your Hind Brain: So why bother posting that chart at all? Jesus christ man.I take it you really don't know what these chart are showing. I guess I should not have assumed that you would understood.Take a look at the year 2035 to 2040 depending upon which graph you choose. Do you know what a Total Federal Spending of 30% of GDP represents in real economic terms to this country? Until you can understand that, please don't worry about what happens in 2080 in either graph.Seriously, do you know what would really happen if we allowed total federal spending to reach 30% of GDP?
Your Hind Brain: And I don't trust the graph 100%.
jjorsett: The present situation is a result of overpromising and underfunding of benefits. You can see the phenomenon at work today in the number of Farkers who think it's something approaching a crime that the US Postal Service is required to fully fund its retiree pension and health plans.
IrishFarmer: So old people staked their plans on fleecing younger generations so that they could "travel", own multiple homes, and live the good life off of the work of the younger generations because they didn't want to do it themselves. Cry me a river, you selfish a holes.
inclemency: IrishFarmer: So old people staked their plans on fleecing younger generations so that they could "travel", own multiple homes, and live the good life off of the work of the younger generations because they didn't want to do it themselves. Cry me a river, you selfish a holes.This. Not to mention that even the lower classes of wealthy countries enjoy even that standard mostly by exploitation of other nations' eagerness to sell labour, food, and other resources to us cheaper than we might normally be required to pay.The very notion that in such an overpopulated world, with serious resource scarcity looming, any of us are entitled to the levels of opulence that......Oh, never mind. I'm not blameless, it's so hard for us to truly sympathize... Empathy is more our style. It takes suffering to understand others'. But let us all eat cake and bask in the gleeful judgment of the prosperity gospel. Let the smug upper middle class be pitted against those lazy grasshoppers below them. Let those unfortunates who didn't plan eat cat food, even if they were naive enough to pay into promised benefits with changing goalposts their whole life, if not trapdoors. Let no job creator's honour be impugned.After all, you got yours, and YOU really earned it.
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