Skip to comments.Recovery Drag: The Age of Cheats
Posted on 08/10/2012 9:05:43 PM PDT by djone
##"Cheating thats rampant today in everything from education to finance to government. The financial meltdown of 2008 was a bonfire of bad behavior on all sides. Fannie Mae is built on the lie that every American is capable of paying a mortgage. Mortgage lenders steered victims into loans they could never pay. But the victims were not all innocent. Many lied on loan applications, claiming incomes they never had.
President Obama wrote a biography based on fabrications, which he admitted to this year. The oddest of those lies concern the girlfriend he now says was a compression of real people. Even small lies reveal character.
A new and growing form of cheating is taking place in our high schools. During tests, particularly SATs, kids are popping speed and prescription drugs meant to treat attention-deficit disorder. Anything for an edge.
Make no mistake, our Age of Cheats is a sign of rot. The U.S. government fudges its numbers (by way of the monetary printing press). Our politicians call reduced growth rates cuts in spending. Our biggest banks take obscene risks and cry poor when they dont work out. But weve risen above moral rot before. The U.S. has transcended slavery and civil war, as well as periods of rampant corruption and paralyzing resentment.
Lets hope the Age of Cheats is drawing to a close, because a full recovery wont be possible until its over."
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girlfriend. I thought he had a boyfriend.
“Everything about socialism is sham and affectation.” - 23.11 Ch23 Evil; Economic Harmonies; Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850
The lie is the weapon used most often by the criminal.
Francis Crick, the Nobel Prize-winning father of modern genetics, was under the influence of LSD when he first deduced the double-helix structure of DNA.
I've heard that fighter pilots use speed.
It may be performance enhancing, but taking speed to get a better test score isn't going to do you any good if you don't already have a grasp on the concepts.
Our election (and even GOP primary) debates are moderated by liberals. This too is a cheat. Modern journalism is intellectually dishonest. It tilts overwhelmingly left while those at the helm claim there is no bias.