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What will you do when America collapses?

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by GenSeneca, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. GenSeneca

    GenSeneca Well-Known Member

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    Bailouts are crushing the economic foundation of our country... With our mandatory spending now eating up about 90% of our budget, the budget will begin operating in trillion dollar deficits as of 2009... We are at almost 18 trillion in debt and its going to catch up to us.

    Obama is not a magician and no amount of hatred or blame towards Bush will provide the new administration with a magic wand to correct the funk suffocating our nation.

    If you've got your head in the sand, if you're totally ignorant as to the historical precedents we find ourselves following, then your answer will be one of sarcasm or ridicule - towards your political rivals for landing us in this position or towards myself for daring to ask the question:

    What will you do when America collapses?
     
  2. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    You just watch your taxes rise........that'll stave off collapse....... for a while mind, then you'll end up like the UK....buggered 5 ways from Sunday! Just waiting for the man from IMF to land at Heathrow.

    Beware of stealth taxes.......
     
  3. PLC1

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    America has weathered worse storms in the past. We survived a civil war, for example, and came out of the great depression and WWII stronger than ever. Don't count America out just yet.

    But if it does collapse? Why, fiddle while she burns, I suppose, just like Nero. What else can we do? There isn't room in Canada for all 300 million of us.
     
  4. Andy

    Andy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but we had sound moral values, intact families, and a work ethic. All of those things are long gone. Now most of the population finds every way they can to suck the system dry, and be generally as useless as possible.

    My personal thought was either Taiwan or India. Wouldn't mind picking up a wife from either and settling down. Both are free market capitalist countries I could make a living in.
     
  5. Mare Tranquillity

    Mare Tranquillity Active Member

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    I'm not sure where you actually live, but all the places I've been people are working, our families are intact (even the gay families we know), our moral values haven't been harmed by the last 8 years of criminal government and endless war.

    Most of the people I know voted for a change and now we have to wait and see what the future will bring just like we always do.
     
  6. Lagboltz

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    Around 90% of the people will have to reduce their standard of living -- moderately to severely depending on the depth of the depression.
     
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    Damage caused by the financial excesses of the last quarter century is forcing the world's authorities to take steps that had never been tried before.

    This gamble is likely to end in one of two extreme ways: with either a resurgence of inflation; or a downward spiral into depression, civil disorder, and possibly wars.

    The world is not going back to normal after the magnitude of what they have done. When the dust settles this will either work, and the money they have pushed into the system will feed though into an inflation shock.

    Or it will not work because too much damage has already been done, and we will see continued financial deterioration, causing further economic deterioration, with the risk of a feedback loop. We don't think this is the more likely outcome, but as each week and month passes, there is a growing danger of vicious circle as confidence erodes.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/...e-above-2000-next-year-as-world-unravels.html
     
  8. Pandora

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    I am going to laugh and agree its the change we need!


    then help strong people who will rebuild and if the crash was hard enough we wont be flirting with that crap socialist crap again for a long long time
     
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