Posted by: N.S. Palmer | January 11, 2009

The Worst Economy Since — When?

By N.S. Palmer, Ph.D.

I’ve seen many news articles about the worsening economic situation around the world. Almost all of them include a sentence that is never properly completed. One example in The New York Times goes like this:

“A private research group’s measure of the economy’s health fell again in November and its six-month rate of decline hit the worst level since 1991.” (“Economic Indicator Drops the Most Since ’91”)

Another example in The (London) Times states that:

“Woolworths’ 27,000 workforce will join a dole queue that breached the million mark last month and is now growing at its fastest rate since 1991.” (“The Party’s Over”)

All the articles say that economic conditions are the worst they have been since 1991 or 1992. However, they never mention the one key fact that would clarify at least part of the cause:

Economic conditions are the worst they have been since 1991, the last time a member of the Bush crime family was president of the United States.

Let’s not forget who presided over the wrecking of the U.S. and world economies, just as he and his lackeys murdered hundreds of thousands of innocent people in Iraq, killed and maimed thousands of U.S. soldiers by sending them to a war based on lies, blackened the reputation of the United States, and gutted what civil liberties Americans still had.

Let’s not forget who partied while New Orleans drowned. Let’s not forget who authorized torturing prisoners in violation of international law and U.S. law. Let’s not forget who turned the U.S. Justice Department into an arm of the Republican National Committee and fired any U.S. attorneys who wouldn’t cooperate in its criminal conspiracy.

Let’s not forget who allowed the 9/11 attacks to occur in spite of repeated, specific, and desperate warnings of impending terrorist attack. Let’s not forget who created and exploited fear for political purposes. Let’s not forget who shipped billions of dollars in cash to Iraq — cash that has now vanished into someone’s pockets (and we can make a pretty good guess about whose pockets they were).

Let’s not forget. Let’s remember. And let’s insist that the criminals who terrorized America and the world for the last eight years be brought to justice.

Copyright 2009 by N.S. Palmer. May be reproduced as long as copyright notice and URL ( are included.

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