This was an email sent by fellow Dude “michael”. I found it to be a good summary of where we are today and thought I’d share with everyone here.
We are in a period that could be described as “The Slow Tyranny of Soft Despotism”—boiling the frog. They would quietly do it and announce it after the fact.
The banks would close for days to stop bank runs like what happened in Greece, and we are in worse shape than Greece right now. There is no real money in the banks [anyway].
The Social Security Trust Fund got thrown into the General Fund under Slick Willy, as did Medicare and Medicaid monies. (That, an income tax increase, and severe military budget cuts helped Clinton balance the budget. The income tax increase threw us into a slight recession that Bush effectively killed with his tax cuts.)
Now we have “O” trying hard to put us back into a depression by raising taxes on the rich. The “rich” are the ones that hire people for their businesses—and we are 80% small business in the US.
To make matters worse is the Fed has lowered interest rates and your retirement accounts, savings accounts, 401’s, 457’s, are getting very little interest. Dead in the water. The banks borrow and invest using them as collateral, but there really is nothing there except IOU’s from the government, which is in such severe debt they could never pay them all out if they wanted to. 401 K’s were set up deliberately by the government as emergency back-up money for them to draw on in times like these and to make you dependent on them. 47%ters.
No one kills Santa Claus or the Golden Goose which will be giving out to more than 47% soon. Barry Goldwater reminded people a long time ago that government given power to give you everything has the power to take it all away, and they are doing it right now as we speak. They are talking of nationalizing all retirement plans, private and public, and promise you a little more than SS when you retire. Most retirement plans are not fully funded, just promised.
It’s why GM got bailed out: They couldn’t pay their retirees. Their CEO said he wasn’t running an auto manufacturing company, it was an HMO he spent more time managing.
Student Loans got taken over by the Government and are in debt trillions. Should you not be able to pay them (government) back, you will have to make arrangements with them. You cannot declare bankruptcy over them. [So] now they have control of the Higher Education System for all practical purposes.
Obamacare gives the government control of 16% of the entire economy plus all the ancillary business that support or are involved in it, such as lighting, wiring, plumbing, painting, air conditioning, computers and their networks, landscaping of hospitals, doctors offices, control over all medical devices, all prescription drugs and who gets or does not get them. Control of paved hospital parking lots, all cement work done in hospitals (unions love this). They will effectively start to control ambulance services and who gets them or pays for them. They will control every single thing about the entire medical system.
The last item the Government will come after is guns and they will just send ya a letter telling you to turn them in by such and such date or face fines and/or jail time in re-education camps currently called FEMA camps.
Time for shooting has gone. The shooting should have been the ballot box. Too many people stayed home and too many critical states had ballot problems (e.g., Allen West in Florida). Too many evangelicals did not like Mormons.
Sadly it’s all up to the RINOs in Congress now—they either grow balls or the republic is dead and we will be saddled with democracy and all it leads to.
It’s going to be an interesting decade ahead.