Obama more up to speed on short duration of Kardashian marriage than on impending implosion of Social Security?
“You might think”, reports Oliver Knox on Yahoo! News
. . . that Barack Obama’s crazy presidential schedule makes it difficult for him to stay on top of popular culture. You’d be half-right. Quizzed on ABC’s “The View” on Monday, Obama slam-dunked a question about Kim Kardashian . . . .
“Which Kardashian was married for only 72 days?” co-host Joy Behar asked the president.
“That would be Kim,” Obama replied.
An indicator of just how seriously the federal government’s financial situation has deteriorated (combined of course with the establishment press’s clear desire to emphasize “news” which might assist Dear Leader’s reelection effort) is that the dismal 2012 report released by the Social Security system’s trustees on April 23 received little attention. Viewed through that perverse prism, cash deficits which “will average about $66 billion between 2012 and 2018 before rising steeply,” even before considering the $110 billion or so taken from “general (non-existent) revenues” during 2011 and 2012 to make up for the payroll tax cut, pale in comparison to the importance of higher priorities — like working up a 5,400-word report riddled with errors and distortions on what Mitt Romney was doing when he was a teenager.
The sad, under-reported truth is that three years into an alleged “recovery,” the long-term outlook for Social Security continues to crumble at an accelerating rate.
Via Glenn Reynolds. Could find online any reports about the president’s plan to fix Social Security. Or address the coming insolvency of Medicare. Or a plan to put a dent in the national debt.
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