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Mendacity? What's That!
It's All Smoke And Mirrors!
Are you saying it's all a lie? As I cruising the headlines I ran across the word mendacity which is the polite way of saying someone is lying. It's meaning in the dictionary is 1) the quality of being mendacious; untruthfulness; tendency to lie and 2) an instance of lying; falsehood. It is synonymous with deception, lie, untruth and deceit. For our purposes, we will use the word to describe the shenanigans occurring in Foggy Bottom. They wouldn't lie or try to deceive the American public now, would they?
This has to do with the supposedly bipartisan agreement that kept the government up and operating the past few days. According to all accounts, the CBO in particular, this was the typical political smoke and mirrors gig. It consisted of accounting gimmicks mainly and turned what appears to be a $38,5 billion dollar reduction to a measly $14 billion reduction. These guys better get a new smoke machine and a shipment of mirrors because the CBO is crunching their numbers.
According to the CBO, federal outlays actually rise by $177 billion. Yes, I did say rise, not fall. The report went on further to say that any reduction in the federal deficit at all will be $352 million. That wasn't a typing error, that was a "m," not a "b." Which keeps the 1.6 trillion to be added to our national debt for this fiscal year.
The short and sweet of it, my fellow Americans, is that we have had the wool pulled over our eyes one more time. Any politician, whether Republican or Democrat, who votes for this sort of shenanigans needs to be booted out of office and run out of Foggy Bottom on a rail when they face the electorate again.
I know that they know what the CBO said about all of this. If they know that and vote for it they need to be held accountable - at the polls.
I say, "NO DEAL!" If the government has to shut down - SHUT ER DOWN! I'm tired of being lied to over and over again by these professional pick pockets.