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Random Thoughts October 18 2012 State of the Nation

Over the past few weeks I have been posting some of these random thoughts articles.  This type of format gives me the chance to address a wide range of topics in a single post.

What I would like to discuss in this post is the state of the nation.

The United States is going to hell in a handbag, and none of the talking heads in Washington seem to care.  Either they don’t care, or they have been paid not to care.

Food stamp program has increased 100 percent under President Barack Obama.  According to an article on the Daily Caller, food stamp participation is up 100% over the past 4 years.

When obama was elected president the people were hoping for change, but is that the type of change yall were wanting?

Do not blame me for obama getting into office, I voted Libertarian Party.

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The United States economy will never recover

From time to time people in the news like to say “The US economy is recovering”. Well, I am here to tell you the economy of the United States will never recover.

As long as we have free trade with nations like China, the US economy will continue to free fall.

The federal reserve and the government can prop the economy up for short periods of time, but these fixes are temporary.

Article on Yahoo News – Lost Middle-Class Jobs Being Replaced by Burger-Flipping and Retail Gigs: NELP Study

For the past 2 decades we have been told the United States job market is shifting from manufacturing to service orientated jobs. Unless you are a doctor, lawyer, banker,,, someone that provides a valuable service, the service job market is going to be low wage jobs.

Foxxconn, who builds computer parts for companies like apple is planning on building a plant in Iowa. An estimated 300,000 people will be hired, which is about 10% of Iowa’s population.

If one company could hire 300,000 people, just imagine what would happen if free trade was abolished and companies were forced to build more factories in the US. Then, and only then would the economy turn around.

Balanced trade is good, free trade is bad. And it is that simple.

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The United States is Dying

The United States is dying a slow painful death, and it is the fault of the people.  The voters have failed to elect people who represent the needs of the people. Instead, the people have elected scumbags that bow down to wall street and the bankers.

The U.S. government owes more money then the tax payers can ever hope to pay back.

Obama is killing U.S. citizens overseas.  Anwar al-Awlaki was a U.S. citizen, and he was killed with no due process.  he was never brought to trial, he never had his day in court, he never had the chance to hire an attorney.  What does that say about society when we pick and choose who gets their day in court?

U.S. citizens are now required to purchase health insurance.  Who does that benefit, the insurance companies, or the customers being forced to purchase a product?

Congress is powerless to hold eric holder responsible for his actions.

Communist China is getting pissed off about the containment policies of the U.S.  In other words, the U.S. is encroaching on Communist China.

Russia is pissed off about the U.S. missile defense shield in Europe.

Our infrastructure is decaying.  Our roads and bridges are falling apart, and nobody seems to have the money to fix anything.

Our college graduates are over burdened with student loans.  How are students supposed to pay back loans with junk degrees?

Colleges are pushing useless degrees.  What are graduates supposed to do with a degree in pottery?

News media pays more attention to celebrates then to elected officials.

Obama is picking which laws will and will not be enforced.

Millions of illegal immigrants are given amnesty.

China continues to get tens of thousands of U.S. jobs.

Free trade is still an issue.  Where are our factories?  Why aren’t ipads and ipods made in the USA?  Unemployment is dragging our economy down, while companies in communist china hire more people to build computer parts.  How are we supposed to fight a war if our circuit boards and computer chips are made overseas?

The federal government is expanding its power, and limiting states rights.  Take a look at what has been going on between the federal government and Florida and New Mexico.  New Mexico can not even protect its borders from the flood of illegal immigrants.  Florida tries to purge illegals off the states voting polls, and the justice department sues.  Really?  The justice department sues over Florida trying to make sure everyone that is registered to vote is eligible to vote?  Thank goodness a federal judge upheld Floridas right to secure its ballot boxes.

What the hell is going on here?  An illegal immigrant can walk across the border, get caught, have an anchor baby, and then get 18 years of benefits. And nobody sees a problem with this?

Banks get a bailout, while the middle class is being taxed into non-existence.

How is the middle class supposed to get ahead when we have to take care of everyone from banks to illegal immigrants?

Effects of Globalization on Global Conflicts

With tensions with china and the U.S. on the rise, what would happen if we went to war with china?

When you buy a product, do you read to label to see where it was made?  How many “made in china” products do you see?  I am willing to bet the majority of products you buy are made in china.

What do you think would happen if everything made in communist china was suddenly cut off from the U.S market?

Clothes, computer parts, shoes, toys,,,,, just about everything we consume is made in Asia.

What would stores like Best Buy and Walmart do without shipments of made in communist china products?  How would the public react if they could not buy the latest and greatest tech toys?  How would the auto industry react if they could not get parts?

How are we supposed to fight a war if we can not even make engines, transmissions, brake pads, computer chips, circuit boards and wheel bearings? How are we supposed to build ships without steel mills?

In the movie Patton starring George C. Scott, Patton made a comment that he knew the Germans were finished.  The Germans had been defeated because they were using horses and wagons instead of armored vehicles.

Think about that for a minute, Patton knew the Germans were defeated when the Germans could no longer manufacture or maintain their vehicles.

Since communist china makes a lot of parts for the U.S.auto industry, where does that leave us?  Will china only have to fight half a war?  1 – stop shipments of parts to the U.S.  2- destroy the limited manufacturing capability we have left.

National security has been sacrificed on the alter of free trade

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Human Cattle

Kevin Felts blogger and survivalistThis might piss some of you off, but too bad.  If you are a member of the middle class, you are nothing but human cattle.  And the bad part, you put yourself there.

The industrial revolution and the formation of unions gave rise to the middle class.

Free trade and unbridled capitalism will destroy the middle class.

One reason why the middle class developed is because companies were forced to pay a liveable wage.  A lack of skilled workers and collective bargaining through unions led to higher wages and benefits.

What happens when there is a surplus of labor, and companies can have their products built by cheap overseas labor? Do you really think the middle class will continue to exist?

Where do we lay the blame?

Do we blame the democrats? Do we blame the republicans? Both parties deserve equal blame for the economic situation the U.S. is in.

bill clinton promised not to sign NAFTA. What did the crawfish do after being elected? He signed NAFTA.

What kind of real change has obama brought to the nation? Mandated everyone purchase healthcare, signed into law that U.S. citizen can be held without due process. Which is nothing new. franklin roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 that allowed Japanese-Americans to be held without due process.

obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act.

franklin roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066.

Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong and Vladimir Lenin were probably proud to see the U.S. adopt such socialist and communist ideas as detaining U.S. citizens without due process. After all, isn’t that what the nazis did to the Jews in world War II? Didn’t the nazis round up the Jews like cattle and send them to the camps?

Stalin and Hitler followed through with their plans. obama is being cut off at the pass by the U.S. supreme court.

Lets not forget the republicans and their crimes against humanity, such as using torture.

William Howard Taft (a republican) introduced the income tax. Everytime you pay your property tax or income tax, you can thank the piece of trash william howard taft.

What president in the past 50 years has not committed some kind of crime against humanity? What U.S. president in the past 100 years has not committed some kind of crime against humanity?

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 6102 which forbid the hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, and Gold Certificates. In other words, fdr stripped long term wealth from the U.S. population and handed it over to the banks.

Why are the major two parties a viable option?

Why does anyone vote for the democrat party? Why has anyone voted for the democrat party for the past 100 years?

After that piece of trash taft introduced the income tax, why has anyone voted for the republicans?

People vote for the same two parties over and over because they are afraid of real change.

If you want real change, vote like it

This means you vote for a political party besides the democrats and republicans.

Personally, I vote straight line Libertarian Party. After bill clinton did a flip-flop on nafta, I knew that regardless of what political party we voted into office, we would never have real change.

The only solution is to kick both parties out and start over.

How many times has the Libertarian Party raised your taxes? How many times has the v voted to take your rights away? How many times has the Libertarian Party voted to detain U.S. citizens without due process?

If you want the middle class to die, keep voting for the two major parties.  Until you vote for someone besides the democrats or the republicans, you will never have real change.

Free trade the great destroyer

Boating on the Angelina RiverThink free trade is good thing? Think cheap products that were made in china is a good thing?

Think again.

After factories are closed and demolished, the value of the property goes down, this means less tax dollars brought in through school and property taxes. With less property and school taxes brought in from businesses, the tax burden is being shifted to homeowners. Do you ever wonder why your property taxes are so high? Maybe its related to the businesses shutting down and moving to china. Someone has to pay for the schools, since John Doe and company laid off a few hundred workers and moved to china, “someone” has to pickup the bill.

Trucks bringing supplies to factories buy fuel and other items at local stores.

When the news says that a factory is closing, the people do not realize the ripple effect that has through the community.

In Orange, Port Arthur and Beaumont Texas, there were several shipyards that shutdown in the early 1980s. Somewhere around 10,000 workers lost their jobs. Close to 5,000 of those people worked at one company.

30 years later, the area has yet to fully recover. In the early 1980s young people (early 20s) could go to work in a shipyard and make $13 and hour. These days that same age bracket works at best buy or wal-mart for around minimum wage.  How is someone making barely over minimum wage supposed to buy a home, or buy a car, or raise a family?

Figure up how much money has been lost in the local economy over the past 30 years by going from $13, $14,,, $16 an hour to $8 an hour.

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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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What would war with Iran mean

The writing is on the wall with Iran, China, and the past 20 years of free trade policy with china. The US has positioned itself in a corner of weakness.  No longer are we a world leader.  More like, the US is the laughing stock to the rest of the world.  We willingly give our factories and technology away so companies can exploit cheap labor, all in the name of maximizing profits.

Our growing dependence on china is going to come back and bite us in the butt.

Part 1

Israel may strike Iran sometime this spring or summer – I got a bad feeling about this.

Growing concern Israel may strike Iran this spring – CBS News

Part 2

Ayatollah Khamenei says the enemies of Islam and the Great Satan (The US) will soon be defeated.

Iran warns world of coming great event

Chinas dependance of oil

China and India both rely on crude oil from Iran. Anything that disrupts the supply of crude to either India or china will cause ripples in the economies of those nations.

The economy of china is slowing down, mainly due to the US being in a recession.  Disrupting the supply of crude oil could be seen as an attack on the nation security of china.  How would the US feel if russia bombed Canada, causing the crude to stop following, which caused gas prices to spike, further repressing the economy.

This is my personal opinion, so take this with a grain of salt, or maybe even a truckload of salt.

I feel that Iran has positioned itself to be made a victim.  Iran is supposed to be developing nuclear power plants for peaceful purposes, but everyone else seems to disagree.

Why would Iran make itself out to be a victim?  To rally support, and have other nations come to its aid. Playing the victim is one of the first steps of jihad.

What I fear, if any nation strikes iran, china will jump in to protect its supply of oil.

I can see China sending anti-air missiles to Iran to protect the oil fields and refineries. Hopefully, no chinese troops will be involved.

The US is in no position to be in disagreement with china. China supplies a massive amount of our electronics. To cut off that supply of products would have a devastating effect on the US economy in the short term.

In the long term, cutting off a supply of products from china might help the US economy, as it would spur construction of new factories to replace the products from china.

The main question I ask myself, can the US fight an extended war with only our onshore manufacturing plants? In other words, “if” we went to war with someone like China, and we were no longer receiving shipments of computer parts, engine parts, computers, raw materials,,, how long could the US sustain its wartime efforts.

Post your comments in this forum thread about the coming conflict with china and iran.

  



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