Over the last 100+ years, the U.S. has waged endless wars that have all been wrapped in extravagant lies. The lies were not only to get into the wars, but during the wars as well. How many times did the U.S. "turn the corner" in Vietnam? How many times, over the last 17 years in Afghanistan have we heard "we've turned the corner"? Do you think it's possible for the government to lie about the economy too?