‘Greece matters; it is the nation the United States is becoming’

When a few of the pieces from the editorial page at USA Today sound like they may have been written for IBD, it’s evidence that reality is starting to force it’s way through the brittle veneer of the traditional media.

Greece and the United States have a good bit more in common than Americans like to acknowledge. Greece matters because, in an exaggerated form, it is the nation the United States is becoming.

Like Greece, the United States has borrowed way too much. The U.S. national debt of $15.8 trillion (which includes money owed to Social Security and other government agencies) is equal to about one year’s output of the U.S. economy. That’s only slightly better than Greece’s debt of 1.6 times annual output.

Or as has been said more succinctly, things that can’t continue forever won’t.

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About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

Posted on June 19, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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