@Animasta: Difference is Beiber and Gaga are actually going to have long lasting careers. No effing way this guys ever tops this. Sure, he will probably sell records in South Korea but I can't see him doing anything in North America outside of this song.
There's a Gangnam Style app on Google Play now. It's selling in record numbers. It's a phenomenon. It crosses cultural and lingual barriers.
@SeriouslyNow: That is an extremely naive way to look at it. I never said ALL poor people are "lazy" or "evil" however there are a lot of Americans for whom it is much more beneficial to stay on welfare rather than going out and putting in a hard day's work. This is the wrong type of incentive you want to set, sure they will go out and spend that welfare money on products and services to stimulate the economy. But honestly how long is that sustainable for? How long before the cost for these programs and the actual revenue streams catch up with each other? The key here is sustainability, you need Americans to get back on their feet not set an unhealthy standard...The money being spent on these programs has far better uses than a bottom up approach.
Show me proof of your claim because the economics say you're wrong. Every US regime which implemented some form or another of 'Trickle Down' (piss on the poor) economics has not worked. Please keeping using words like revenue and naive while you sit in a country which relies on socialised care programs to feed, clothe, house and otherwise handle its constituents. Economics in developed nations MUST be geared to work from the bottom up, People who tell you otherwise are liars who are taking advantage of your naivete, not the other way round.
I can't believe the Americans elected Obama for a second term, let the leeching of the economy by the 47% continue.
It's simple, social programs and assistance are for times of prosperity not in times of deficit. The only way the US will get back on it's feet is if small businesses get the money that is being funneled to people on social assistance who have become accustomed to sitting on their asses doing nothing.
Open your eyes people there are perfectly fit people sitting on their asses living off the government who won't go out and get jobs, Romney pointed this out and it was spun into a negative comment.
I usually wouldn't care but if the US economy fails(which it is well on it's way to doing so) ours will as well...If you haven't guessed already I am a Canadian.
That's not how economics work. It's been proved multiple times that social aid programs necessitate and encourage spending and economic growth during 'times of defecit' (lol) in the US, Canada and Australia (look it up). The US economy is actually (finally) on an upswing, thanks in part to Obama regime policies of proper oversight and social awareness. Enjoy your worldview all you want (where all poorer people are lazy and evil) but don't confuse it with reality.
I can't think about the Mass Effect link for the sheer stupidity of that Dust: An Elysian Tail plot point. What sort of drug do you have to be on to think that makes any sort of fucking sense at all? What train of logic was that guy on!?