I've had my share of STDs in my day, but how are you supposed to avoid them when the awards ceremony takes place in a stalactite filled vagina with a great decayed-synth soundtrack? It just always seems so pleasing.
Before we get started I'll just show you that I stole this from here, the first thing that you are going to read, and then the second thing you are going to read is here.
So, here is the first thing that is going on. I know it's so easy to pick on Glenn Beck if you are on the left, he's like the Creed or something of political people. Like dumb people on this side get to go, 'Hey, that guy sucks," and real people just roll their eyes, like, "Yeah, duh." Like when people would bitch about George W. Bush like they were so incredible for realizing that he sucked. But this is Glenn Beck using someone else's column as his script! The guy can't even make up his own bullshit to parade around he has to steal other people's! And he can't even put it in his own words! Doesn't everyone learn how to do that by like their second paper in high school? I steal this one guy's things and get out a thesaurus and change the big words to other big words and voila! It's not plagiarism! I found this when I Googled "All the money in the world" and came up with these two things. It was like I was looking for something that you always wondered about since you were 3 and you placed your first bet on all the money in the world but never knew what that could mean.
Anyway, here is the first thing by Glenn Beck from Sept. 13, 2010:
GLENN: I have told you on this program that our debt is over $130 trillion, $130 trillion. I have told you there's no way in hell we can afford $130 trillion, but I don't think people really understand because billions, trillions, it doesn't have you noticed that in this administration and I want to make it very, very clear. I do not blame Barack Obama for $130 trillion. I blame him for about $20 trillion of the $130 trillion, and that's in the added debt. The actual debt I think I blame him for, what, is it $4 trillion so far?
STU: Is that it? I mean
STU: I mean, jeez, you're talking about this guy like he's the worst guy in the world and it's like $4 trillion.
PAT: Come on.
STU: You go to Vegas for a weekend and you blow around that, right? I mean, I don't know the numbers exactly.
PAT: About 40, $40 trillion.
GLENN: In 2008 Forbes came out with an article that said that we are $70 trillion in debt. But I just want to show you how much trouble we're in. $70 trillion. Let's say, let's say that Forbes is right. And let's have a party. It's only 70 you ready? At the time of the 2008 Forbes article, the entire supply of money in the world that's the broad money supply, the M3, it means cash, consumer account deposits, checkable accounts, CDs, long term deposits, travelers checks, the money market funds. So in other words, anything that is actual cash, that was under $60 trillion. So what that means is if it's only $70 trillion, our outstanding obligations amount to more than all of the money in the world.
PAT: Combined. All money from everywhere, all forms combined.
GLENN: But it's only the global GDP.
PAT: But that's only $10 trillion more.
PAT: So that's not bad.
STU: Didn't you say it was really $130 trillion?
GLENN: Yeah, but let's be so be so pessimistic, oh, the sky is
STU: Your whole optimistic number above what all numbers
GLENN: The sky is falling, the sky is falling.
PAT: How many trillion dollar bills do you have to print up?
That's just some of the transcript but checkout this column from the National Review on Sept. 9, 2010 by Kevin D. Williamson:
For perspective: At the time that 2008 article was written, the entire supply of money in the world (“broad money,” i.e., global M3, meaning cash, consumer-account deposits, checkable accounts, CDs, long-term deposits, travelers’ checks, money-market funds, the whole enchilada) was estimated to be just under $60 trillion. Which is to say: The optimistic view is that our outstanding obligations amount to more than all of the money in the world.
Global GDP in 2008? Also about $60 trillion. Meaning that the optimistic view is that our federal obligations outpace the entire annual economic output of human civilization.
So, John Boehner wants to roll spending back to where it was in the last year of the Bush administration. Okay, great. Nice start.