CNN reports that practically all Americans went shopping over “Black Friday” weekend.
“A record 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites in the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday weekend this year, up 9% from 226 million last year, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation released Sunday,” the CNN reports reads. The headline reads: “247 million shoppers visited stores and websites Black Friday weekend.”
I guess I am either not an adult – I did zero shopping – or that number was pulled straight out of their asses. Have no doubt that this stuff is part and parcel of the propaganda campaign that is supposed to convince people that the abysmal economy has made a turn for the better because “The One” was reelected. The facts speak differently. Our government is spending far more than any economy could ever support, and the left refuses to admit that.
The narrative is why we are getting so much hot air about how republicans MUST give in to tax increases on the evil rich. As I pointed out in other posts, the amount of money that these rate hikes on the evil rich will produce are going to be of no consequence. There is a reason that the media keeps reporting the revenue that this roll back would produce over a 10 year span instead: you have to multiply it by 10 to even come close to matching the number we suppose they are currently over spending by each year. When you understand that our government is spending at least $ 1.2 trillion more than they collect -and without a real budget for the last 4 years, they could be spending twice that for all we know – and have plans to jack that spending up, this fight to stick it to the rich comes into perspective: it is a political stunt.
The reason the left is hell bent on pushing for this hike is simple: they believe that the propagandists in the LSM will spin it in their favor, and they can’t lose. The fact that the revenue it will raise is not going to matter much be damned. Look, what you as one of the people they want to dupe need to know is the following: if they propose to jack up spending by 10% then provide this massive “fiscal cliff” kabuki dance in which they cover 1% of that spending, it is not a good deal. Even worse is the fact that the left is pretending that since they are implying they will give us a 4 to 1 ratio of spending cuts to new revenue, that things will balance out. Even if we where lucky enough to get that cutting – and my bet is that it will basically all come out of defense if the left gets its way – we will still have increased deficit spending of 5%. We lose, they win.