A Telling Milestone
From Fabius Maximus via Maggie's Farm, a graphic illustration of what we were contemplating here:
We now have more people employed in government than manufacturing and construction.
What happens when a country has more people working for the government than it does actually making things to sell?
We're finding out as we speak.
Those who believe that a political solution is still possible:
Tell me, please, the likelihood that the millions of government drones currently feeding from taxpayers' wallets at the local, state, and Federal levels, along with the 2 million or more "jobs" that will be "created" by the Obamessiah using tax dollars, can be persuaded to do anything other than vote in their own interests.
To correctly state the probability, you may use scientific notation, if you wish.
Ditto for the odds that these millions of apparatchiks will do anything other than slavishly support full-scale totalitarianism, so long as they don't have to bleed and they keep getting their gubmint checks.
Alea iacta est.
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