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Venezuala Crisis - Will it Happen Soon in the US

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posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 08:18 AM
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Looking at their government structure it doesn't sound all that different from that of the US.

Wiki page on Venezuela's economy: en.wikipedia.org...

There is a crisis going on right now with food shortages, electricity blackouts, government is only working 2 days a week, huge crime waves...

I'm wondering what it would take for this to occur in the US? New POTUS? Another tragic story where the media turns it into a race issue like they did with Trayvon Martin and the likes? Here in the US i understand the police could probably shut it down to a certain extent, but those who want to riot/loot/etc. will find a way to do it.

Here is a link to the crisis unfolding in Venezuela, and what made me think to make this thread: dailysignal.com...

What do you guys think? There is a lot bubbling under the surface right now in US society and I can foresee things getting ugly pretty fast.



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posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 08:21 AM
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If we keep cutting education and giving out 60k a year to welfare recipients including illegal immigrants while giving out tax and interests free loans to immigrants simply for being immigrants while subsidizing big corporations and taxing our small businesses and manufacturers out of production than yes we will fall apart soon



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 08:29 AM
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will we fall apart tomorrow soon.. no.. in the adult lifetime of most of the people on this board... very possible unless we stop recycling the same trash in DC.

Personally I would strongly suggest everyone start prepping (for lack of a better term) for some sort of civil issue in the USA, if nothing ever happens... you have some extra stuff and some nice camping gear.. if something does happen it might save the lives of those you care about.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 08:54 AM
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They based their entire economy on money made exporting oil. When the price went down they were not prepared for the shortfall in revenue. The same thing happened to the Soviet Union in the 80's but they were more prepared.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 09:06 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

The end game for socialism...



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 09:10 AM
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Maybe this is a new way for other empires to evade countries. Just a thought, and I can actually see this happening in Mexico where the Mexicans give up and let the American Empire come in and take out the cartels and conquer Mexico.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 09:10 AM
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America has something that SA countries don't have. A solid military, industrial. corporate complex that will support the economy with a new War should the need arise.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 09:23 AM
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a reply to: Edumakated

Can you elaborate? Why is socialism the culprit and not petroleum exports?



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 09:24 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

because competition is necessary for a healthy economy and innovation



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 09:28 AM
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a reply to: onequestion

I also didn't recognize Venezuela was socialist after briefly reading up on their gov. and economy (that's what you get for going to WIki and not reading the huge wall of text I guess), although I do remember seeing articles about Venezuela being socialist now that you mention it.

But it makes sense that socialism can't end well based on principles of supply + demand
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posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 09:29 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

supply isnt the only factor and cant be the only factor in the future

really the problem is humans and not the system



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 09:37 AM
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Venezuala's problems have very little to do with socialism or petroleum, but it does play a part. Their real problem lies within their currency controls.



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

Yes, the mismanagement seems to match up to U.S. practice.




The economic model of “Chavismo” is anything but sophisticated. Venezuela owns the largest oil reserves in the world, and it is one of the top 10 oil exporters. The “Socialism of the 21st Century” consisted of spending this money with populist and unsustainable social programs while disrespecting property rights and neglecting the country’s infrastructure.


(from your link)



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 09:41 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

sounds exactly like america

cut education increase social welfare

perfect recipe for disaster



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 09:41 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

sounds exactly like america

cut education increase social welfare

perfect recipe for disaster



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 09:54 AM
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originally posted by: introvert
[Venezuala's] real problem lies within their currency controls.


Introvert, can you please talk more about this? What about their fiscal policy has led to this huge mess



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 10:19 AM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: InTheLight

sounds exactly like america

cut education increase social welfare

perfect recipe for disaster



Isn't that what is happening in the States?



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 10:27 AM
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a reply to: musicismagic

Yup exactly what's happening and these idiots are debating about what bathroom to use



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 10:31 AM
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corruption in the government perhaps...I mean how can you lose alllll that oil money, clearly there is no order



posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 10:35 AM
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originally posted by: FamCore

originally posted by: introvert
[Venezuala's] real problem lies within their currency controls.


Introvert, can you please talk more about this? What about their fiscal policy has led to this huge mess


The country has very strict currency controls and they refuse to bow-down to the IMF and big banks. They also refuse to deal in the US dollar. What this has done is make it difficult to convince other nations to trade with Venezuela.

This has also created a black market in which many goods, such as food, are smuggled out of Venezuela to neighboring countries in which the goods can be sold for US dollars, or another currency that has more value than the Venezuelan bolivar.



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