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The USA what went wrong and is it fixable?

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posted on Apr, 26 2015 @ 09:09 AM
I'm going with the root cause of downfall as being the corrupt money system.
Sure, the ever creeping lawyers have twisted the laws, the goobers up top have corrupted the constitution, etc- but none of this was unforeseen. The founding fathers pretty much escaped this # and started their own country. They set ground rules in place to prevent this- but they probably assumed that the people in charge would either follow them, or tweak them accordingly... not at all what we've done.

Things appeared pretty awesome in the 80's.

With inflation running at that rate for so long, the value of everything was dropping rapidly.
Loans didn't matter- by the time you paid off a 30 year mortgage, your home was worth ten times what you paid.
Wages were increasing rapdily to keep up with the ever dropping power of the dollar, and the number of dollars existing only in the bankers records was rapidly increasing.

But fiat currency isn't sustainable. It fails, every single time. Jackson actually managed to avoid this nonsense, but once he died they were at it again.

Lincoln fought central banking.
Garfield publicly declared that central banking was not a good thing.
Kennedy even tried to take back the power of currency from the banksters.
Senator John Heinz, Senator John Tower- worked on finance committees and talked smack about the banksters.

All of these people have two things in common-
1) they didn't want the central banks running things,
2) they all died unexpectedly.

posted on Apr, 26 2015 @ 05:59 PM
a reply to: ufoorbhunter

Money is unforuately a necessary evil we need it to survive in the world. But the common person won't screw over everyone around them just to make a few more bucks the way corporation's do. I agree with the idea of local economies especially local farmers and craftsman. Not sure what religion has to do with it because no politican will say they are an atheist they use religion as way to play to peoples religious sensibilities for support.

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