More pabulum to deconstruct.
I am not a mathematician or an economist but like millions of others, I KNOW when I'm getting financially screwed. Most components of today's economy (and the economic theories used to keep it in place) are designed to SCREW working families.
So, once again, the frame that takes what the dark financial wizards and billionaire funded think tanks put into operation and claims that WE did this... is a lie. Yeah, it's a lie told often and one poster claims it's "just rhetorical."
As Thomas Piketty's treatise reveals: Wealth was deliberately sent to the top of the financial food chain through a number of stealth devices, the crash of Wall Street in 2008 being one of them.
This type of language frame is used antiseptically. It doesn't separate the ARCHITECTS of the heist from those it impacts:
"Here in the United States, a new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office makes depressingly clear, we’ve essentially flubbed the last three decades."
To me, the phenomena could come right out of the film trio, "The Matrix."
Those who are still under the spell of the machine world with its all-alike Mr. Smith clones don't challenge language structures. They even argue these are heard often as if that isn't PROOF of just how indoctrinating these passive mantra-like message frames are and become.
Again, I am no economist but I certainly am not part of the WE (nor are millions of citizens inside the U.S. and around the world) that sent this money to the 1% Donor Caste.
We didn't FLUB. And the MIC didn't "lose" wars that are themselves required to be sustained in order to guarantee the money stream to the Pentagon and Weapons suppliers.
Writers who share important statistics while reinforcing the paradigms that are the cause of the world's troubles provide a weak service... if the goal is to educate fellow citizens in order to bring about that critical mass consciousness that will collapse the system of the Money changers, like the foundation eroded--sunken sink-hole style--out from under it.
Watch for falling debris!