US Treasury Admits to Lying

When our elected representatives and their appointed officials believe we need to be manipulated, they rationalize their lies based on whether they think we need them at the time.

Lying in the hope that there will be mitigating circumstances

Lying in the hope that there will be mitigating circumstances

If you or anyone you know still believes the government (or the media) tell us only the truth, please pass them this direct admission that lying is a primary strategic device for so-called ‚Äúauthority figures‚Äù. The Treasury Department said that any review of [patently misleading and false] announcements last year “must be considered in light of the unprecedented circumstances in which they were made.

Translation: When our elected representatives and their appointed officials believe we need to be manipulated, they rationalize their lies based on whether they think we need them at the time.

I am not naive. I firmly believe we have a problem with ignorance and sheeple in our country. However, the only way to fix the problem is to distribute more accurate information — not the opposite. Further, for those of us who work hard to stay educated, we expect to be treated like adults! In this specific case, the Treasury Department’s lies (via Hank Paulson) encouraged people to hold their investments. Therefore, if you listened to Paulson et al, you literally lost your hard earned money and life savings.

Last time I checked, citizens should not expect to get fiscally hosed by their Treasury Secretary.

To be fair, this is not only a Wall Street and Washington problem. Seemingly, most public discourse these days centers around complete lies, myths, and other rhetorical strategies aiming to put insular interests ahead of what’s best for the nation. It’s time to demand at least our public stewards accurately explain the true state of affairs so we can make informed decisions. Do you see anyone stepping up to the plate?

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3 Comments

  1. tommylee

    “Can't handle the truth” is an often used excuse and if “not telling the truth under oath” is now an accepted practice, forgiveness for lying is not far behind. What's the final outcome? The bare nakedness of an Oligarchy (An Oligarchy (Greek ·ΩàŒªŒπŒ≥Œ±œÅœáŒØŒ±, Oligarkh√≠a) (oligocracy) is a form of government in which power effectively rests with a small elite segment of society).

  2. stringdude

    One of the founding fathers once said: “Democracy is a beautiful thing, but why give it to the people.” Democracy is an easy prostitute: she owns it, she sells it, yet she still owns it, and you got nothing. The world's societies have never been anything else but Oligarchies. A small elite hidden behind the “powers” of democracy. No other form of government has any staying power. Look at Stalin, Hitler, Saddam, Pol Pot and every other dictator the world has ever known, when the ruling powers (oligarchy) are fed up with their actions, they're removed. The same goes for democracies. That the US Treasury lies does not surprise me. That they use the old “White Man's Burden” approach to “protect us poor souls from the truth”, just strengthens my opinion that democracy is a prostitute.

  3. achoubeach

    You and Stringdude seem to know your shit….I agree with you both to the hilt.

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