The Newsweek cover should read:
Hit The Road, Congress
Why we can’t afford to be ruled by criminals, lobbyists, banksters, traitors and elite puppets.
Here is one of those few people who get it:
– Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: The Election Of The Next Puppet President: High Stake Outcomes Based On Non-issues.
“The selection of the next president of the US will depend on one thing alone–which of the two candidates financed by the ruling private oligarchy has the most effective propaganda.”
“Whether you vote Republican or Democrat, the oligarchs will win.”
“If americans had any sense, they would stay home and not vote.”
– Niall “Hit The Road Barack” Ferguson Responds To The “Liberal Blogosphere” (Zerohedge, Aug 21, 2012):
Two days ago, historian Niall Fergsuon had the temerity to voice a personal opinion, one which happens to not exactly jive with the rest of the media’s take on current events, on the cover page of Newsweek (Newsweek is still in print?) titled, succinctly enough, “Hit the road Barack: Why we need a new president.” The response was fast, furious, and brutal, particularly emanating from what Ferguson has dubbed the “liberal blogosphere.” Naturally in an election year, said blogosphere has much CPM-generating rumination to do (after all who knows what happens to all those ad revenues if the US corporate base implodes and all that cash on the sidelines stays there due to “policy uncertainty”), so Ferguson merely provided the chum in the water (once the time comes to pick up the calculators again after the presidential election, things will immediately quiet down but until then there is, sadly, at least two more months of ever rising cacophony). So did Ferguson back off having said his piece? Hell no. In fact, he has just made sure that the “liberal blogosphere” is will be burning the midnight oil for weeks to come engaged in completely meaningless point-counterpoint between itself and the historian, when, in reality nothing changes the simple fact that come August 2016, the US will have a simply idiotic 130%+ debt/GDP completely independent of who is in the White House, or in other words, there very well may not be another presidential election. For now, however, we have much needed bread and circuses. Below is Ferguson’s just released interview from Bloomberg TV in which he responds to the salient accusations that have been leveled at him (a more essayistic version can be found here).Ferguson on whether he’s surprised by the response to his story:
“No because the liberal blogosphere has a very tried and tested method of attacking an argument it disagrees with. That’s what has happened in this case. The first tactic is to ignore completely the arguments of the piece. The second is then to engage in nitpicking and claim to be fact checking when in fact all you’re offering is a series of alternative opinions. And then you round it off by making hysterical calls for the office resignation. This is such a tried and tested method and I was fully expecting it. The usual suspects, led of course by Paul Krugman, have obliged. But they have not addressed any of the arguments I have made in the piece so I will dismiss them pretty briskly today.”
On why it makes sense to compare the net cost of the Affordable Care Act vs. the gross cost: