Entries Tagged ‘class warfare’

The Writing Is On The Wall

The writing is on the wall, the United States is a on road of steady decline, and the U.S. government is preparing for widespread civil unrest.

Now for evidence to backup my statement:

China is Now the Biggest Trading Nation of the World – Forget trading with the United States.  Since the 1990s we have given our factories and our jobs to China.

The dollar is being replaced as the world currency – Now that China has the factories and the jobs, it’s just a matter of time before the before the Chinese yuan replaces the U.S. dollar.

What is the dollar backed by? A promise to repay our debt, and nothing more. What is going to happen when our debt grows to a point where it can not be repaid? Is the federal reserve going to print more money, which will fuel inflation?

The U.S. dollar is backed by nothing. Now its a matter of time before the rest of the world realizes that.

Homeland Security wants to buy more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition in the next four or five years – 1.6 billion rounds? How much ammunition do we need to fight a major conflict, say maybe with China?

Drones over U.S. soil – I sure hope those drones are being used in our war on drugs.

National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – Just like what happened to Native Americans and Japanese Americans, get ready to be detained without due process, and as long as the government wants.

US Economy Shrank 0.1 Percent In Last Quarter 2012 – The largest shopping time of the year, and the economy shrinks?  Something is seriously wrong there.

Get Your Preps In Order

How does someone prepare for a slow decline? Wages have been stagnated since the 1990s while prices on everything else continue to go up.  The middle class is being forced into poverty, while our infrastructure collapses around us.

We are in a war of attrition with the wealthy, and sooner or later Wall Street is going to win.

Maybe homeland Security is buying ammunition for when the middle class finally collapses?  When people can not afford to buy food and pay rent, something will have to give.

Spiraling decline of the middle class

Kevin Felts blogger and survivalistThe middle class was disappearing in the 1990s, its even worse today.  We were warned 20 years ago what free trade was going to do to the U.S. economy.  What did the people do?  They elected bill clinton who did a flip-flp on NAFTA.  We should have elected Ross Perot.  But the people in their infinite stupidity could not bring themselves to vote for any other party besides the big two.

A guy I used to talk to lost his job in the late 1990s. The company he was working for decided it was cheaper to have the parts made in mexico then in the Texas.

After losing his job, the government paid for the guy to go to college and learn a new trade.

The government loses tax revenue through lost property taxes, lost wages, lost taxes on the wages, lost social security taxes and then the government is going to pay for people to be retrained?

Property taxes are a big loss to the local community.  When the school district loses part of its tax base, the lost revenue has to be made up somewhere else.  When that factory closes and, the building is demolished, the property taxes might go from lets say $100,000 a year, to just a few hundred a year.

You think the tax office is going to tell the school they have to cut $100,000 from their budget?  Nope.  The lost tax revenue will be divided between everyone that is paying property and school taxes.

Company B looks at their property and school taxes.  the owner of the company says “well, taxes went up again, time to move to china or mexico.

Then that lost tax base has to be divided between the people and companies in the community.

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Illegal immigration and welfare abuse

survivalistBefore we begin, I want to make it clear that everyone at some time or another may need a helping hand.  People lose their jobs, run into financial problems and need some help.

However, the support system was never intended as a way of life.

Our society has cultivated four groups of people:

Group 1 – people who think they are entitled to welfare, or entitled to other social benefits.

After Hurricane Andrew passed through Florida, there were stories of people sitting in their front yards waiting for the government to clean up the mess.  When asked why they were not cleaning up their own yard, the reply was something like “the government is supposed to take care of stuff like that”.  It was reported that one family had been on welfare for 3 generations.  The family had no idea what it was like to do something for yourself.  In their minds, the government should do everything.

After hurricane katrina hit new orleans, I was required by my employer to go to the shelter and help out. In all, I think there were close to 200 people at the shelter – men, women and children.

Around 2 weeks after the evacuees arrived at the shelter, a bus was rented to take the people to a local workforce center to help them get a job. Some of the adults REFUSED to get on the bus. They said something like “you can not make me look for a job”. The people were receiving free housing, free food, free medical checkups,,,. Why look for a job if you get everything for free?

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The breaking point

There is unrest in the streets, the people have had enough, our government is corrupt, our factories are closing, our jobs are shipped to china, price of food is going through the roof,,, how much more can we take?

I think if we continue on the current path, the number of people drawing social benefits, and the number of people out of work will drive this nation to a breaking point.

Local governments will not be able to raise enough tax dollars to support themselves, but the people will continue to demand schools, social programs,,,, until something has to break.

I think there are 2 factors working against the US, free trade and too many social benefit programs.

Free trade – as more and more factories are closed and shipped to china, there are 2 profound effects.

1 – the tax base is shifted to the people. Instead of a factory paying property and school taxes, that tax burden is shifted to the people.

2 – lower wages. As the factories are moved to china, people will have to either be retrained, or take a lower paying job.

The people go through a cycle of lower wages -> higher taxes -> lower wages -> higher taxes. Until finally the government can not meet its financial obligations. If you want an example, take a look at Texas and California. California would rather take care of its illegal immigrants, then to kick people off the system.

Social benefits – my personal opinion, the US government has fostered a sub-culture of people who think they are entitled to food, free health care and a place to live.

My wife and I have a friend works for as a teacher for a local school. When the teacher asked the students what they wanted to do with their life, one student raised his hand. The student said he wanted to be like his grandfather and his dad, and get his monthly check in the mail.  In other words, this child was looking forward to living on welfare, just like his dad and grandfather have done.

What kind of society are we when we allow generations of people to receive social benefits?

Instead of sending people on welfare to college and getting them off the system, our government fosters a culture of people who suck the tit of the government for as long as they can.

The tipping point

The US will be facing a turning point in the near future because of the baby boomers retiring.  The baby boomer generation worked their whole lives, paid into social security, and now deserve to reap the benefits from their labor.

Opposite of the baby boomers are the people who never worked a day in their life, and expect the same benefits as the people who paid into the system for decades.

We can not have it both ways.  We can not have people working their entire lives, and people who never worked drawing the same government benefits.

When both groups (the workers and the non-workers) try to draw benefits, something will have to give.  Either the government will have to revamp the US social benefits programs, or taxes will have to be raised, or the federal reserve will have to print more money.

More then likely, the federal reserve will fire up the printing press and print more money that is not backed with anything.

I look for election 2012 to be the year that serious issues are brought the the forefront of the debate.  Hopefully this will be the year that the US faces the problems that have been ignored for decades.  But like an infection, you can only ignore it for so long.

When I was in school, we were taught about the great depression, what I was not taught was that people rioted in the streets. Much like what we are seeing today, the same thing happened in the 1930s. People are angry, and have had enough.

  



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