Why Is Big Government, Big Deficit, Socialism so Popular in America Today?
I get that Obama's power comes from the fact that 47 percent of Americans don't pay taxes and 49 percent of American Households have at least one member that receives a government check... both historical records.
I also get that the top 1 percent of american earners supplied 38 percent of income tax revenues before the recent Obama tax hike and that that will rise to an all-time record 42 percent this year because of the tax hike.
I get how government beneficiaries completely outnumber government contributors at the ballot box in socialist countries and that that is happening in the U.S. now.
What I DON'T get is that Americans USED to be able to SEE the horrors of incremental socialism in countless countries that adopted socialism before us and they flatly rejected it. Cuba, Venezuela, etc. have all suffered economic decline over the years and decades as a result of Obama-style policy implementation.
Why can't America SEE what huge deficits and rampant money printing lead to. Why can't they see that our current 50 year low in capital spending is destroying our industrial base.
Who ARE you people who love Obama but articulate well enough on this board to illustrate that you should know better than to see him as anything more than an economic disease in human form.
What would our grandfathers say if they could See Obama's deficits and see how Obama's friend Bernanke is debasing our currency with all this debt-monetization...
... they would roll over in their graves for sure.
You are so engrossed with the past you can't see the future.
The world population is growing at a great clip and the information age has given people and other countries chances to compete.
Governments all over the world have enormous challenges.
The problem in the USA is to meet peoples expectations with a declining industrial base and reduction in the need for manual laborers as we automate more and more.
You are probably unable to remember secretaries and typists, ditch diggers and assemblers in factories and a host of other manual workers.
Please don't tell me they all went to college, so far we have only seen the lower levels being attacked by the speed of progress but the signs are there that change is rapidly moving up the ladder.
When it impacts you or your children no matter how many degrees you have just hope the safety nets are strong enough.
It is always about keeping the population well fed and happy, Rome handled the problem with circuses and holidays to the extent they had more holidays than days in the year.
Should we try anarchy?
The safety net should be for those that cannot work because of physical or mental problems, not for those that will not work, because they are lazy!
I suggest you liberal democratic socialist get off your fat #$%$ and get another job because you are mentoring a society of good for nothing lazy takers!