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Will the US turn into Venezuela?

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posted on Jan, 26 2019 @ 07:56 PM
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I've heard this phase uttered a few times in the past.
I'm wondering if we are actually closer to it than we realize?

Think about it, two presidential candidates, Russia being accused of meddling.
Sound familiar?
Two sides that absolutely cannot come to agreement on anything, sound familiar?
The public in constant unrest?

It didn't start overnight either,
First a housing crisis - are we there yet? I don't think we are there yet but we've seen some places are already at the brink of a crisis. I think 2007/8 was a small taste of something much worse.
You can see the start of migration in several states already.

Then Venezuela had massive debt, we all know US debt is massive and growing, yes we are there.

Inflation - yes we have inflation but nothing close to Venezuela.. yet?
Unemployment - well at least here we are all good for now.

Maybe we aren't there now, but a few wrong turns and a few wrong people in office and I can see it happening quicker than some would think.




posted on Jan, 26 2019 @ 07:58 PM
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It already has in some cities.

😬



posted on Jan, 26 2019 @ 08:12 PM
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hardly. Honestly, everything is fine. Daily life in America is mostly unchanged. We all maintain daily access to most everything and everywhere we need or would like to go. Wow, so maybe the 401's and pensions get raided again. I would say anybody who already knows how the cycle works and knows its coming is just fine. Everyone else?? Well, could they accept a little bit of personal responsibility for a lack of due diligence? Probably a occurrence rate of 1% give or take.

Just sit back and enjoy the ride. you could actually make some profit you know.



posted on Jan, 26 2019 @ 08:31 PM
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The Democrats seem intent on turning the US into a authoritarian cesspool and with “stars” like AOC up and coming you can guess the flavor of the crap they are selling.



posted on Jan, 26 2019 @ 08:37 PM
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The middle class is shrinking.
Most American families are barely scraping by from month to month.



posted on Jan, 26 2019 @ 08:58 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
The Democrats seem intent on turning the US into a authoritarian cesspool and with “stars” like AOC up and coming you can guess the flavor of the crap they are selling.
Is it just a coincidence that many of the greatest cities in America became poverty-infested hellholes once the Democrats took charge of things?...
When im grocery shopping "with real money no government help" and bored like always ,as my wife fills the cart my mind starts wondering in a entertaining way.. how the grocery stores are going to handle people like my self casually shopping then running out with a arm full of steak,all the gas pumps in our city have went to prepay ..they might have to start locking the doors behind us...



posted on Jan, 26 2019 @ 11:05 PM
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I think America has a few more years before dreadful things happen unless.... Trump and Pense are taken out, then, Pelosi becomes president.. Think about that for a moment...



posted on Jan, 26 2019 @ 11:44 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm
I've heard this phase uttered a few times in the past.
I'm wondering if we are actually closer to it than we realize?

Think about it, two presidential candidates, Russia being accused of meddling.
Sound familiar?
Two sides that absolutely cannot come to agreement on anything, sound familiar?
The public in constant unrest?

It didn't start overnight either,
First a housing crisis - are we there yet? I don't think we are there yet but we've seen some places are already at the brink of a crisis. I think 2007/8 was a small taste of something much worse.
You can see the start of migration in several states already.

Then Venezuela had massive debt, we all know US debt is massive and growing, yes we are there.

Inflation - yes we have inflation but nothing close to Venezuela.. yet?
Unemployment - well at least here we are all good for now.

Maybe we aren't there now, but a few wrong turns and a few wrong people in office and I can see it happening quicker than some would think.


Not Venezuela no, but it could turn into a "Mexico" like country, if the same mistakes they made are made by the US gov

I mean if you go to Mexico you can see they also have access to all the stuff they need, netflix and nice Tvs, good cars all that stuff, but most people are poor even if they own an iphone, they just don't have credit cards or a monthly plan for their phone, and pay Netflix on Oxxo or 711 stores and so on. A lot of my friends in Mexico could not buy a new car at all but they have iPhone x or nice android phones, good clothes and pay for things like Netflix and go to the movies 2/3 times a week, but ask them why they don't own a house or what do they eat and they eat crap and all their money goes to keep their lifestyle, the live through payday loans sometimes

Venezuela situation very different than that, right? I can't see how the US would become a Venezuela like country but definitely can see how it could become Mexico like country



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 12:36 AM
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originally posted by: 727Sky
I think America has a few more years before dreadful things happen unless.... Trump and Pense are taken out, then, Pelosi becomes president.. Think about that for a moment...


don't put your faith onto Trump to much.



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 03:01 AM
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No they are better off then we are,they want their own ability to have own currency and a non corporate country like the US,the US is an owned corporation.,so the US wants to invade them,which will kick off WW3



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 03:34 AM
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Here is a thread I did on that subject.

Venezuela - A Real Time History Lesson

We have a quite a ways to go yet IMO.



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 05:23 AM
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thats the plan. Who knows if it will pan out though...



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 06:30 AM
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Nearly $22 TRILLION national debt, a government that already annually spends far more than it takes in (congress controls spending) and an extreme far left movement taking over the democrat party while attempting to gain more power in all branches of government by any and all means necessary, a far left that promises a socialist utopia for all, free everything, higher taxes, more spending, vastly expanded regulations and restrictions on the private sector (business/commerce) and massive growth in government, with nearly open borders and unregulated immigration.

It's not just possible, it's inevitable now.

Sometimes you just have to get out of the way and let it all burn!


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posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 08:03 AM
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I don't know. Sometimes I think we are nowhere near being Venezuela. Other times, I think about the zoo and how delicious they all look.



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 08:53 AM
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Ever since we've been off the gold standard, we've come closer & closer to ending up like Venezuela or other socialist/communist utopias. The more money is printed, the less it is worth, which is hyperinflation of the money supply, also known as Quantatative Easing. We just went through a Quantatative Tightening cycle and we have more debt than we've ever had in the past, which we can't even pay the interest on, let alone pay off the principle debt. Quantative Easing will restart shortly, continuing the devaluation of the dollar, as well as, everyone's standard of living. Its only a matter of time until the dollar is completely worthless. Imo, the only way to solve this problem is to go back to the gold standard (or at least base the value of money on something tangible) and eliminate at least 75% of government spending.
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posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 09:30 AM
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I doubt we would ever be like Venezuela and we would fail for different reasons.
Venezuela is a socialist country while the US is corporate owned country.

We would fail because of the influence Big Business has over our government.



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 11:43 AM
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I hope so, then we can invade it and get the oil.



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 11:50 AM
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No, the USA is not there yet.

Now when the government of the USA takes over 90% of all businesses with the excuse of National Interest, shuts out all imports, goes down to 1 or 2 exports, kicks out all foreign industry and business, and the President uses the military to remain in power, the President giving active duty generals rewards and positions in state owned industry, and starts to collaspe the bank and reserves for his own personal gain, then yes the USA will be at the same point as Venezuela.




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