Another signature Obama accomplishment.
I’m rather fond of the place. The Nullarbor Plain reminds me a lot of my home planet.
Shall I take a gander? They say Australia is always in the last place you look for it, deuced difficutl sort of place to locate once you’ve let it stray, but on the balance side of the ledger I’ve always been a dab hand at Hunt the Slipper.
People have rightly accused the Ryan plan of being overly harsh in cutting down the Federal Govt. I won’t deny it. But it is not sufficiently appreciated how bad things will be if the Budget is not balanced. People assumed the housing market could only go up, but it lost its value overnight. The exact same thing is possible with the Federal debt. While it would hurt China to call the debt in, all it takes is for them to decide it is worth it, to make us hurt. We are completely vulnerable at the moment.
If we look at Jared Diamond’s book, Collapse, the common thread of collapsed civilizations was that they depended on some kind of trade route or source. And when that dried up, they collapsed immediately. Off hand, I remember this includes the Greenland Vikings, the Native American Anasazi, and misc. Polynesian islands.
Now, having said that, let me say as a separate opinion, that this is one big reason I am supporting Romney. He is the only one with the experience and the ability to put us back in the black.
Stein left me with one glimmer of hope there, not for America but for the world, and that was that Australia is not in the same financial mess as the U.S. and most of Europe. Having a moderate-sized, responsible, Anglophone nation left somewhere will be sorely appreciated as the U.S. turns invalid.