The Lies Go Deeper Than You Ever Imagined
Published Wed, May 1st, 2013 Floyd Brown, Chief Political Analyst
If you read the newspapers and listen to the perpetual happy talk out of D.C., you might become convinced that the economy is improving.
For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is supposed to tell us the unemployment rate, and currently it says the rate is 7.6%. But in reality, we’re being misled.
It’s understandable… we all want to believe the best. And most likely you feel a little better off than you did four years ago. You can probably look around your neighborhood and see some people doing just fine.
But the sinister truth is that we’re being lied to. The government is sponsoring a campaign of misinformation, and we’re all the victims of a mass hypnosis.
It leads us to think – falsely – that all’s well in the U.S. of A. But it’s far from it.
A Stark Contrast
I just spent four days on the beautiful Island of Coronado. I was at a board meeting at a 125-year-old resort, the Hotel Del Coronado. All seemed like a fairy tale. I drove into the city of San Diego and had dinner at a lovely Zagat-rated restaurant. I met a group of friends in a skybox, complete with a buffet line, to watch the Padre’s beat up on one of their rivals.
But that’s where the fairy tale ends.
I also took the time to visit the community of El Centro, California. It’s down Interstate 8 from San Diego. In that town, headline unemployment is nearly 23%. Coming upon a church, I saw a line, winding around the block, of people simply wanting a hot meal.
This is the part of America the media is hiding. They don’t want to blemish President Obama. He feels people’s pain, so he can’t be responsible… right?
But the reality is that for every Coronado, America has at least one El Centro.