Our perilous financial condition – yes, perilous, despite what the media tells you – inspires all kinds of new word usages.
ZeroHedge fires them off with ease. Take for instance, “financial hologram.”
Improving employment numbers are yet another financial hologram. As most of us in the Liberty Movement are well aware, the Labor Department does not calculate true unemployment in the U.S. Instead, it merely calculates those people who currently receive unemployment benefits. Once a person hits the extension limit (99 weeks in many states) on his benefits, he is removed from the rolls, and is no longer counted in the “official” unemployment percentage. While Barack Obama and MSM pundits are quick to point out the drop in jobless to 8.3%, what they conveniently fail to mention is that MILLIONS of Americans have been unemployed for so long that they have been removed from the statistics entirely, and this condition is what has caused the primary fall in jobless percentages, not burgeoning business growth. Roughly 11 million Americans who are jobless have nonetheless been excluded from the statistical government tally because of a loss of benefits.
Another way to put it is a “virtual economy.”
He (Obama)’s creating an absolute made-up, virtual economy, and now he’s making up virtual policies! “In his latest attempt to show that he, more than any of the Republican presidential contenders, knows that voters’ pocketbooks remain pinched, even as the economy improves overall…” What? This is the most incredible story. It’s Obama’s “latest attempt to show that he knows better than any of the Republicans that voters’ pocketbooks remain pinched. … There is evidence that the nation’s becoming markedly more optimistic and that Obama benefits from that attitude.
Then there is “environmental justice” which is addressed in an article at the Americanthinker.com.
If the term environmental justice is new to you, take heart: my soon to be released book (Eco-Tyranny) will expose the whole damned plan. In a nutshell, environmental justice is a government-sponsored ploy to fleece for-profit businesses for imaginary pollution crises they have supposedly caused which have — again supposedly — impacted lower income minority communities. The businesses in the crosshairs are hit with fees, fines, penalties, and lawsuits, with the resulting funds going to pay for welfare handouts.
So where are we headed and what are we as a country?
Beltway Confidential from the Washington Examiner dubs us an “atheocracy.” Everywhere you look, someone in the Obama administration is trying to dump God.
Ace of Spades calls us an “ineptocracy.” The definition: “a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed are rewarded by goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.”
Hard to argue with that.