Are They Saying Our Glorious Leaders Aren’t Serious?

Well slap my ass and call me Shirley

The US lacks a “credible strategy” to stabilise its mounting public debt posing a small but significant risk of a new global economic crisis, says the International Monetary Fund.

In an unusually stern rebuke to its largest shareholder, the IMF said the US was the only advanced economy to be increasing its underlying budget deficit in 2011 at a time when its economy was growing fast enough to reduce borrowing.

We do not have a revenue problem; we have a spending problem.

27 Responses to “Are They Saying Our Glorious Leaders Aren’t Serious?”

  1. Yojimbo says:

    Well the IMF is correct and I would start our road back to solvency by bouncing the IMF off our books.

  2. Gunslinger says:

    “The US lacks leadership with the desire to stabilize its mounting public debt…”


  3. Jim - PRS says:

    Way to go, Guns.

  4. Ave says:

    What Yojimbo said. U.S. taxpayers should not be financing the rest of the world until we get our solvency issues resolved at home.

  5. Ave says:

    P.S. Hi Shirley, May 6th!

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    Damn, you’re a pain in the bubkis! Kennedy?!?

    Have a nice walk…

  7. Ave says:

    I’ve always been a pain and you love it. Had to fly American or lose 65,000 FF miles. Will bus into NYC, haircut at 4pm, then bus out to NJ.

  8. major dad says:

    Ave flew all the way to NY for a haircut?.

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    And Gaia wept, md.

  10. major dad says:

    Where’s that carbon tax?

  11. Yojimbo says:

    Taking the bus INTO New Jersey, you say? Letters of Transit in a safe and secure location?

  12. major dad says:

    What a you cooking Bing or are you going out?

  13. major dad says:

    Make that “What are”, I can’t type today.

  14. Mr. Bingley says:

    I have a couple of weeks to figure it out what I’m cooking. It will certainly involve an over-abundance of dead flesh that one can’t get too readily in Switzerland.

  15. major dad says:

    I’m sure it will be noteworthy.

  16. Mr. Bingley says:

    Well, it certainly will be washed down with a noteworthy quantity of wine!

  17. JeffS says:

    You guys are making me drool!

  18. nightfly says:

    Hm… shmaybe I can convince the Ladybug to host a small mett-up at Chez Nightfly over that weekend. It’d be a pleasure to welcome y’all. We’ll grill and swill in conditions approximating comfort!

  19. Mr. Bingley says:

    I wouldn’t wish my Sister-Out-Law on anyone.

    These emails are private, ain’t they?

  20. Ave says:

    Meat! Wine! Scintillating conversation with family and friends and a fabulous new haircut from my favorite mane man Fabrice! I CAN HARDLY WAIT!!!

  21. Ave says:

    And I don’t expect future generations to pay for it.

  22. Mr. Bingley says:

    (Sez Ms. Baby Boomer)

  23. nightfly says:

    My apologies. I hadn’t realized this was a family event. But olease save the general idea for a more opportune time, if you like.

  24. tree hugging sister says:


  25. tree hugging sister says:

    On Mr. Jefferson’s Birthday. FOR SHAME.

  26. mojo says:

    “Well, peel me down and call me Spud!”

  27. Ave says:

    Dear Nightfly, it’s all in the Swilling Family.

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