Skip to comments.According to C.I.A. report, we're broke.
Posted on 02/24/2010 7:18:44 PM PST by optiguy
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Yeah, we’re losing money, but we make it up in volume!
Do I really need a /sarc tag?
thought that was a given.
According to C.I.A. report, we’re broke.
If we were Napoleonic France, say, we’d be trying to sell Louisiana to the quickest bidder.
How about $100 million from Mr. Reid of Nevada?
Once upon a time, to say “Aah,if you think we got it so bad here, why don’t you go live in Russia?!” (#7) was an insult. Now it looks like an attractive alternative!
“According to C.I.A. report, we’re broke.”
We didn’t need a CIA report to tell us that, did we?? We’ve been broke for quite some time.
I'm so happy the CIA took the time to catch up. NOT!
I dont need the CIA to tell me that we’re broke. The Obama Factbook however..will tell you we need to print out more money.
A minor accounting change, e.g. Gold = $1,000,000,000 per ounce ~ and everything is different.
“Maybe the Federal Government should sell some of it’s land in the Western states. Same goes for the States and Counties.”
Who says this hasn’t already been happening? Who would the U.S. be selling this land to?
How much of the land in the Westerm U.S. that was grabed by the federal government is actually now a possession of the U.N.?
Wow! It took one of our 30+ intel agencies to figure that one out. I wonder how much government money they spent to solve this case? How many people were assigned to make this determination? 10? 100? 1000?
I could have spent 42 cents on a stamp and sent them a letter with pic of Captain Obvious on it saying “We’re broke.”
Haven't heard that question in ages.
The World Heritage Site deal doesn't change ownership of a site from the country where it's located to the UN. Those places are still ours, and we could seize them if necessary.
Remember, there are no blue helmeted secret soldiers hiding behind the rocks ready to leap out at us.
BTW, if you missed it, the white tracked military vehicles and tanks parked along rail sidings in Mississippi were, in fact, equipment scheduled to be SENT to UN "peace keeper" operations elsewhere in the world.
Or start selling what is underneath the western states.
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