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Whose Country Is It, Anyway?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by mrskeet410, Sep 20, 2011.

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  1. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

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    Ominous ----------

    Whose Country Is It, Anyway?
    by Patrick J. Buchanan (more by this author)
    Posted 09/20/2011 ET


    For the third straight year, the median income of the typical American family fell in 2010. Adjusted for inflation, it is back where it was in 1996, the longest period of zero growth since the Depression.

    And the poverty rate has inched up to 15.1 percent.

    Both figures, however, should be put in perspective.

    For example, a family can be classified as poor and own a car, a flat-screen TV and a computer, and have a washer-dryer and a garbage disposal.

    Folks below the poverty line have their kids educated free in Head Start, for 13 years in public schools, then get Pell grants for college. They get free food stamps and health care through Medicaid. They get subsidized housing and earned income tax credits, are eligible for all other safety-net programs, and can earn $23,300 in pretax income and pay no income taxes.

    Poverty in 21st century America is not poverty in the Paris of "Les Miserables" or the London of Oliver Twist or the Dust Bowl of Tom Joad.

    The 15-year stagnation in the median income of the American family, however -- a vanishing of the American Dream that one's children will know a better life -- is a more serious matter.

    For there are causes of the stunted growth in the standard of living of the American family that neither party is willing to address, if either of them even recognizes those causes......

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    Read the whole article at link.
     
  2. Mark-in-Maine

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    Cut out the welfare and other "entitlements" and let natural selection prevail!
     
  3. SirMissalott

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    I feel violated by our Government and our "LEADERS" irregardless of the letter after there name. They're main purpose is to stay elected and maintain they're power base at the expense of our Country and it's Citizens. Even if they had it in they're DNA to do whats right morally, ethically, spiritually, economically, etc.. The first input they view is the poles to see how the decision will affect they're chance for reelection. I think our present administration is without a doubt the most harmful one in my life time. However the one before him preached conservative values out one side of his mouth, while spending at an all time high and did NOTHING to protect our borders etc..I don't have the answers nor do I feel good about the future for our kids and grand kids and for my money we have our government/politicians to blame. Just my $.02
     
  4. over/under

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    It is time to take our country back. Wait someone is doing that and they are being called radicals & racists. Just remember November of 2012 and tell all your friends.
     
  5. birdogs

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    These Democrats are destroying our country and still 40+% will still vote for them. Astounding!
     
  6. J.Woolsey

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    This pretty well tells the tale.
     
  7. mrskeet410

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    More of the article -

    "First is the immersion of the U.S. economy in a global economy. This plunged U.S. workers into direct competition with workers in Asia and Latin America willing to do the same jobs for far less, in factories where regulations are far lighter.

    U.S. corporate executives leapt at the opportunity to close plants here and relocate abroad. This explains the 50,000 factories that disappeared in the Bush decade and the 5.5 million manufacturing jobs that vanished.

    You cannot have a rising standard of living when your highest-paid production jobs are being exported overseas.

    Now, to buy the goods of the foreign factories that used to be here, we are shoveling out more and more of America's wealth. Our national bill for imported goods and services is $2.5 trillion a year. The U.S. trade deficit is back up to between $550 billion and $600 billion a year.

    If President Obama wishes to know why his $800 billion stimulus bill didn't have the kick he expected, he should look at the "seepage" problem."
     
  8. shannon391

    shannon391 Active Member

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    Now your talking like Trump. I love it.
     
  9. lots of 24's

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    Yeah those people living on food stamps and $23K a year, boy they got it easy huh?
     
  10. mrskeet410

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    lot's of - I don't know why Buchanan added that to his editorial. It just distracted from his main point, which is that we don't produce anything here anymore.

    And when he offered a solution it was an off-subject essay about another problem, immigration, not a proposal of ways to increase domestic USA production.
     
  11. Jon Reitz

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    The only thing most of these people have ever served is themselves.

    Vote responsibly.

    Jon Reitz
     
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