First, I know Scotland is having the big VOTE for independence today and I want to wish them luck. I know a lot of respected economists are saying it isn’t a good idea BUT my heart says I hope they vote Yes and they can work out the details later. I seriously doubt that England will shoot itself in the foot by refusing to let them continue to use the British pound for their currency. If they do, it will be colossally stupid and destabilizing for both countries. My opinion is definitely colored by my Irish heritage. Even though Scotland has a longer history of being part of the U.K. than Ireland, it doesn’t change the fact that it originally occurred as a matter of conquest. I only wish that a united Ireland could do the same.
Second, I’m so very tired of hearing the constant negative press against the President. It’s like the American media isn’t in touch with reality any more. They’re just so dead set on being against the Administration (Faux News, I’m looking at you) or they’ve wed themselves to the idea of appearing centrist (even NPR drank the kool aid on this nonsense) that they won’t report what’s really going on. Here’s what they’re not telling Americans.
Do you see the difference in Deficit % of GDP, that’s frigging huge! And that’s not disputable….it’s a fact. But try to tell a conservative that the president has reduced the deficit and they will have a hissy fit. It doesn’t fit into their narrative so it couldn’t possibly be true. Ht to @BlueNationUnited for the graphic