Facts Don’t Lie- We Were Right

Enough said.

http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/12/the-7-most-illuminating-economic-charts-of-2012/

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9 thoughts on “Facts Don’t Lie- We Were Right

  1. 1. Chart 6 is bullsh*t. It’s an obvious economic trick to hide stagnating income and continue to justify the inexcusable gap between the wealthy and the rest of us. Simply proof you can find an economist to “prove” anything. (Maybe Richard Burkhauser should have asked my wife if wages have stagnated?)

    2. Now let’s see all the charts with economic projections of what the Republican solution would bring us. Easy to throw rotten eggs from the sidelines. Where’s the proof that Paul Ryan etal really know how to solve this?

    3. You lost seats in the House,

    4. You failed to take over the Senate.

    5. You lost the Presidency (again).

    Enough said.

    1. #1. So do you actually have any facts to back this claim of bullshit up? Cornell–not known to be a hot-bed of Conservative thinking–seems to have plugged in some actually data points. You have conjecture and anecdodal conspiracy. Hmmmm, who should be believe…

      #2. ONCE AGAIN, we have what IS versus what COULD be. Or, to more accurately describe it, REALITY vs. FANTASY

      #3. You failed to take the House, which Pelosi predicted.

      #4. No one predicted taking the Senate, just hoped–which coincidentally worked the same for us as it has for the American people under Obama–not so much.

      #5. Indeed.

      But, like always, you fail to actually address the facts and just throw stones at strawmen that weren’t a part of the discussion in the first place.

      Enough said.

  2. G, do you know if the standards for fitness will be changed to accommodate the female sex on the front lines? Or will there be two standards now?

    1. I don’t think that has been finalized, but I would think that there will have to be some modifications. There has always been two standards to physical fitness. Females have different standards than males.

      I’m all for equal rights and the such, but my concern about women on the front lines has mostly to do with life support and health issues. For instance, while it is not pleasant for a guy to not bathe for a couple weeks, it is actually a health issue for women. And when that magical moment arrives, and Mr. Cranky makes his 28 day rotation, how are females going to deal with that?

      “Hey Sarge, I need a minute to drop trou and swap out.”

      “Roger, everyone take a knee…”

      And lets not forget that while it is uncomfortable to admit- for some at least- but there are real physical differences between men and women. Average ruck sac weighs about 60-80 lbs. Combine that with your combat loads (mags and bullets), which weigh approximately 40-60 lbs, and you’re talking about patrolling with 100-140 lbs of gear. Now, I know dudes who can’t hack it, but women are physically at a disadvantage just because they are physically smaller. Better center of gravity, but smaller mass.

      Of course, we haven’t considered the quality of life issues, like living facilities, etc. I think we’re doing this for the wrong reasons. But hey, that’s the mantra of this Administration…

    2. Hmmmmm, how could dropping standards for combat troops hurt…

      (CNSNews.com) – Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday that with women now eligible to fill combat roles in the military, commanders must justify why any woman might be excluded – and, if women can’t meet any unit’s standard, the Pentagon will ask: “Does it really have to be that high?”

      http://cnsnews.com/news/article/gen-dempsey-if-women-can-t-meet-military-standard-pentagon-will-ask-does-it-really-have

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