1792- A NUMBERS GAME?
What’s in the numbers?
The pres finally put out a budget plan- and of course in this election year the odds on anything getting passed is nil.
Yet the effort at least needed to be made.
What’s in the budget?
The main thing is the so called reduction in the debt- 3 [no wait- 4!] trillion over 10 years.
The actual budget states 3 trillion in reduction.
1.5 in tax hikes- on those darn rich folk!
And 1.5 trillion in cuts [which means a reduction in the rate of growth- not cuts like human beings use the word].
But the media- and the president keep saying 4 trillion in cuts- why?
They are adding in the 1 trillion in forced cuts that congress mandated because they couldn’t reach a debt deal.
But this 1 trillion is not in the budget.
The way they spin it is ‘well- this is our overall goal- so we add that in’.
The media and the press report that Obama has ‘created’ 3.5 million jobs.
When the pres took office- we were losing about 750 thousand jobs a month.
Okay- not his fault- got it.
They played the Bush card for 3 years- it’s now getting old.
Yet they say Obama has created 3.5 million jobs.
What are the ‘real numbers’?
During Obama’s term we lost around 4.7 million jobs.
Obama did manage to ‘create’ around 3.6 million- for a net loss of around 1.1 million.
So how would you report this- better yet- how have the media reported this during past presidencies?
You would not report a gain [creation] of 3.6 million- you would report a loss of 1.1 million [unless you want to take in the possibility of an alternate universe- then maybe they report it as job creation].
The average gallon of gas is around 3.50 a gallon.
This is the highest ever during the month of Feb.
Yesterday I saw some news clips- you had some key congress people decrying the failure of the pres to have an energy plan.
They held media ‘pressers’ condemning the pres for the gas prices.
Who were these dastardly villains?
Nancy Pelosi- Jim Clyburn and a few other key Democrats.
They were news clips of them condemning Bush when gas prices went up to 3.05 a gallon under him.
Yes- the outrage under Bush- but under Obama- it’s not his fault.
Yes- for the first time ever- I saw the main line news do a complete report on why the pres is not responsible for the fuel prices.
I mean they went in depth [a few months ago].
You know- war in the middle east- all stuff that is true- it’s just they never gave a report like this under Bush- no- as a matter of a fact they blamed him for it.
Here’s the biggie ‘the pres is an idiot’.
What- who said this! I demand his head on a platter!
The lovable Mormon from Nevada- Harry Reid.
Yes- he referred to Bush- a sitting pres- as an idiot.
A few days later- the media realized they couldn’t just let it slide- well then they would look too political.
So a reporter asked Reid ‘do you think its right to call the pres and idiot’?
After a moment of thought- Reid’s response ‘he is one’.
The reporter left it at that ‘well you heard it folks- he is one’ with a smirk on his face.
Outrage- calls for the senator to apologize? Nah- Bush is a big boy- he can take it.
Okay- last but not least.
Have you heard about the new Movie- ‘the assassination of the president’?
Yes- this is an independent film- released on video and also playing in theatres around the country- it shows you a depiction of the president getting his head blown off.
Bad stuff indeed- it should be against the law to make a movie like this- in my view.
The full name of the movie?
The assassination of George W. Bush [I kid you not].
It came out during the Bush years- and you could take your kids to see Bush getting his head blown off- what a wonderful night of fun.
Popcorn and drinks?
What was the response?
Can you imagine the riots in the streets if this happened today?
The cries of endangering the pres by simply using the term- never mind making a full length feature.
I of course condemn this language on all sides- the point I’m making is the media can manipulate the public if they want.
If they choose not to focus on a story- they won’t.
If they choose to focus on one- like when a Repub said ‘you lie’ and they made him publicly apologize and punished him on the floor- well then you too will be outraged- and you won’t even know that you [or anyone else] were not outraged about the Bush ‘getting killed’ movie.
These stories are silly in a way- I could have covered the story of the 2 car bombs that blew up in Damascus- the Syrian capitol- and killed 28 innocent people- injured over 200.
Or the killing of the ‘general’ in Damascus- he was a doctor who ran a hospital- assassinated by the ‘rebels’.
Yet the media do not want to show you that the opponents of Assad are doing the same things that terrorist’s do- because that does not fit ‘the story’.
So when a major oil pipeline blew up yesterday in the city of Homs- the rebels said Assad did it- the media first reported that Assad blew the pipeline up- to attack the rebels ‘environmentally’?
The pipeline is a major supply source for Damascus- Assad would never cut off his own source of oil.
My first thought was the ‘rebels’ did it- not Assad.
Any normal person would think this- but no- not the media.
As the day wore on- they began saying they were not sure who blew it up.
I’ll tell you- it was the rebels- that’s who.
Yes- these are the stories that need to be told right.
These are the things that matter- we want to be properly informed.
But when we live in a media world that reports ‘3.5 million jobs were created’ when you really have a loss of 1.1 million.
Then yes- you might even believe that Assad blew up his own oil supply- to environmentally attack his enemies.
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