7 responses to “Are we stimulating ourselves into oblivion?”

  1. AMartin

    Tee, Wow. I loved your post. That was about the most intellegent and concise description of MY feelings about my government that I have ever read. You hit the nail on the head. Sustailability. People providing for thier family with the work of thier own hands. I am tired of going to work every day and making more money for a man who already has millions, while I’m only taking home enough for my family to scrape by. So I work harder to try and stay afloat and he gets richer still. I liked your point about big buisness. I always rave about the dependence on foreign countries that we just allow to continue, but I had never thought about the common man’s dependence on big buisness. And you are right, it is just as senseless. Get back to the earth people. When we over kill, over cut, over mine, and over farm we may not see the consequences right away, or realize what those consequences will be but they do happen. We have to learn to live as a part of this land. We can’t just build a concrete world ontop of it and pretend like it isn’t there. Nature will come back to remind us.

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  2. Tee

    Are there enough young people in America too out vote the GOP? I pray to God there is. I am not young but it was my son who introduced me to the Ron Paul campaign. I am voting for Ron Paul because he is the only hope left.

    If Ron does not win the election. The fat lady sings loudly.

    I think I’ll move to Canada and return to farming. The problem here in the US is that the stock market was once based on STOCK. Stock that was raised on solid ground. Stock that was raised by small family farms. Without productive soil owned there came an instability to society.

    Living off the land was a much more solid foundation than money grown in thin air. What you see now is the culmination of decades of maneuvering, lobbying and greed on the part of corporations. They took everyone off the land and away from solid ground for the sole purpose of promoting their bottom line and not the citizens of the country.

    Being green means to sustain not to turn mass profits at the cost of the masses. Sustainability is protection. A society that depends on corporations to protect them from going hungry because they no longer have soil to grow their own food on is not sustainable but dependent.

    The US is no longer sustaining the Constitution. The government and corporations are not sustaining the people. Businesses exist only because they gamble with success. To bail out big business is wrong. Small business faces the same downfalls and hurdles yet receives no assistance whatsoever.

    At present, America belongs to approximately 10% of the population. The really rich ones. They see the population much as Marie Antoinette did before the French Revolution. The total outlook of those “accredited” sources is completely and undeniably… “Let them eat cake.”

    This downward financial spiral began the day the World Trade Centers were demolished. Not hit by terrorists but a controlled demolition. It just took 8 long years for the rest of the implosions to take effect. And all under the control of the current people who run Washington and the White House.

    Obama and McCain are both without a clue. Just like any puppet is. They only do what their strings tell them to. There is not even a shred of hope for America if either one of them takes the Oval Office. If George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were here NONE of this mess would ever have been allowed!

    The only way to fix this is to totally repopulate Washington from the ground up. Think that’s possible?

    Please God, let Ron Paul win.

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  3. Sam Hulsey

    WE are going to pay for this debt though higher interest rates. . .

    Take a look at this article in this week’s edition of “The Economist”:

    http://www.economist.com/world/unitedstates/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12484798

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  4. Peter B

    It’s not just now. The government has no money of its own! All it has, it either (a) borrows, (b) taxes, or (c) prints out of thin air. All of these eventually lay the burden on us, the taxpayers.

    I’m no conspiracy theory nut, but the longer I live, the more I wonder who’s really in charge of the major political parties in this country. It can’t be someone with America’s best interests at heart.

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  5. JDEXM

    By bailing out all these banks show how corporatism America is. What about all these people who are uninsurced, poor and retirements who recieve nothing… This is coming to an end, the Empire will collapse. When the government runs out of assets, it borrows money in order to keep the economy going. And so the government has been borrowing for decades and now when it hits the peak the system derails. Just like the Soviet did, they borrowed from U.S., and collapsed. The same way the U.S. government is doing now lending from China and Japan. Besides, the Iraqi government has been running surplus for many years.

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  6. Charlie Myers

    Dan – You assume gold money means we walk around with gold in our pockets? What is this, the middle ages? You’d walk around with the same paper and plastic in your pockets, but the paper would say it there is one gold or silver dollar that you can go pick up at the bank and put in your own safe if you’d like, just like real money did a century ago. With your money now, even the FDIC guaranteed $250,000 could be made worth less than a loaf of bread at the whim of the government or the private bank of the Federal Reserve.

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  7. Dan Mccready

    Ron Paul is just a quack. I prefer paper instead of gold. It weighs less….

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