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How come In the U.S alot of criminal activty is occuring?

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posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 01:11 AM
I notice in the U.S I am hearing more and more and more about lots of white collar crimes like bribery and government officials stealing taxpayers money and finding out they don't even pay their taxes.

I am in michigan and most people here know about the former Detroit mayor now back in the spotlight on the local news. He claims he can't pay detroit back the 1 million bucks because he wages went down. Yet our local news station flew to texas and filmed his new house that is a mansion.

He is still living a high life. After that I hear more and more about the acorn group and many other criminal activity. I notice these crimes have been going on and on for years before 2009. I wounder why they were able to get away with all this crime until now. I notice an increase in corruption in government officals.

I mean these stories really bug me. The reason I get bugged is that these people can break the laws and keep getting away with it. I wounder if I start not paying my taxes and then run for local mayor and steal millions from taxpayers how far I can go with it before I get caught... hmmm?

posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 01:17 AM

I wounder if I start not paying my taxes and then run for local mayor and steal millions from taxpayers how far I can go with it before I get caught... hmmm?

I think a lot of people have adopted this attitude and that's why there's so much more criminal activity.

I'm from SE MI, and know all about the Kwame criminal. It's disgusting to me that more and more people think it's ok to lie, cheat, steal, etc when they think they can get away with it, but cry victim when they get caught.

It's harder and harder to find decent people with any shred of moral values anymore, unfortunately.

posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 01:21 AM
Brother, you have found the connection between the US and ancient Rome! All it takes to be a "player" in politics is the willful abandon of decency and someone willing to bankroll your election! Like you, I find it disheartening to think that the higher in government you achieve, the more you are capable of getting away with. It is a shame that these people are allowed to continue their corrupt policies while avoiding criminal charges.

posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 01:35 AM
Unlimited capitalism, thats why. There are no safe guards in a society where Money and Power is above all else, because people who get attracted to this line of work are in it to satisfy their egos. Money and Power vs Moral, who do you think wins?

It amazes me that people think the suits are somehow going to "do the right thing" when offered with substantial amounts of power and money to look the other way. They dont care about the general Joe any more than you do.

Americans have been brainwashed to think unlimited Capitalism is great and everything else is Communism. Well, live in your capitalist society but dont whine about the consequences then.

Hey, Oprah made it so its a great system. Just like a lottery is great because it has a winner.

[edit on 26-9-2009 by Copernicus]

posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 01:35 AM
Here's the recipe:

Put a bunch of twisted robber-barons in charge of a highjacked country.
Allow them to publicly make themselves and their friends rich from war profits at everyone elses expense.
Watch as they inbreed and shoehorn their offspring into key positions to ensure the status quo.
Lower heat, cover, and simmer for a few generations.
Viola! Cesspool surprise!

Little Johnny is out in the back yard setting the neighbors cat on fire, Suzie is selling pictures of her naked underaged body on the internet, the wife is passed out on the bathroom floor in a puddle of her own vomit, and good 'ol dad is away at the office swindling money from old people's social security.

When you are born into a twisted, corrupt, broken system, every generation will progressively get worse and worse. For every symptom there is a cause, treating symptoms does no good. Why do you think HMO's do it?

posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 02:47 AM
I dont think there is an increase - I think the internet is revealing more of it.

The internet is doing a few things that allow corruption to be uncovered more easily.

MSM was always used to cover up corruption - but the net cant be controlled in the same way. The net also allows people to easily and anonymously leak information that previously it would have been too difficult or dangerous for them to release.

Information on places like Area 51 are coming, and expect more as people realize they can spill info easily. Area 51 and other similar bases, Greenland and Antarctica for example - do not seem to belong to any govt, but rather is owned privately by members of the NWO.

posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 03:02 AM
reply to post by computerwiz32

because they start young...if you're under 18 you're protected under the law so you make hay while the sun shines...adults sometimes also exploit this and put you up to no the time you're over 18, you're almost set in your criminal ways

they should lower that age by half when the hormones still don't rage

[edit on 26-9-2009 by reject]

posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 03:04 AM
reply to post by computerwiz32


Second line.

edit to add: Sorry, I should have read more than the headline before speaking, I thought you were talking about real crimes against people, theft, rape, murder, you know, crime, not politics and paper crooks, they have always been in high numbers.

[edit on 26-9-2009 by space cadet]

[edit on 26-9-2009 by space cadet]

posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 11:38 AM

Originally posted by Copernicus
Unlimited capitalism, thats why. There are no safe guards in a society where Money and Power is above all else, because people who get attracted to this line of work are in it to satisfy their egos. Money and Power vs Moral, who do you think wins?

The US has State Capitalism, not true Market Capitalism. I've never heard about anything called Unlimited Capitalism.

posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 01:19 PM
reply to post by space cadet

I was talking about in general. Like rape, robbery. White collar crimes. I notice when the years go buy I keep hearing more and more and more lies after lies after lies.

I mean currently I am in college and I bought a book online from amazon. I was buying text books from amazon sellers. I needed business communications text book the 8th edition.

I paid 80 bucks. I asked the seller what editiion it was. She said 8th. I then was happy and then I paid her 80 bucks with my credit card. I had express shipping. So it would come in 2 weeks. Well 2 weeks went buy and I didn't get the book. I gave an e-mail to them and told them I didn't get the book. I also asked again what editiion is it. I just wanted to make sure the book is the right one because I needed it. Well this time they were like well we don't know sorry we don't know whats in our inventory. I lol , since I am in college going for accounting major. I hear that this seller dosen't know whats in her inventory sounds like a bad business planning.

After a month went by I got the book finally and opened it up and it had no edition. It's the first edition made back in the 1970s. I then had to rush out and pay 200 bucks for the 8th edition right from my colleges book store. The reason was that I needed it quickly. I couldn't wait any longer. I done poor on the first test.

What I am saying that it seems more and more people love to lie and take your money in any way shape or form.

Like the colleges usally don't tell you what texts you need for the class until the first day of the class that got started.

If you look between the years 2000 to now in 2009. You will notice alot of findings of major criminal actives. Like Acorn and much more. I am not saying the crime rose but the truth is slowly coming out and yet even though we know those people like acorn done very very illegal stuff that I know you and me if we done those things we would be thrown in prision in a heart beat. yet acorn and many other crooked people or organizations they can easily get away with it. I mean like when those kids went undercover in acorn. The acorn defence was oh they didn't get approval to video tape them.

I mean in the court of law that would be true that the kids didn't get acorns approval to to undercover video taping acorn in action with illegal activities.

what I am saying is that I seen more criminal stuff going on .... on the news then in the past.

I am just stating my opinion and feelings. Yet I notice alot of crooks are getting away with breaking the laws.

I mean their are people in government that don't pay any taxes. I mean how the heck they can work for the government if they don't pay their fair share of the taxes.

I have aunts that dont' pay full tax. They report only half of their income and get low income housing. After 6 years they saved and saved and now just 2 or 3 years ago they bought a barber shop and a 2 story house. They now rent out that house and have a running business. Yet the IRS has no clue that this is happening. I mean I thought the IRS would be smart enough to see a low income person buying a barber shop and a house at the same time should give a red flag as to how a low income person can do this.

well she also bought a brand new suv before she only could afford used cars.

What I am saying is that I have seen and hear of people doing criminal activity and they can easily get away.

But people like me we gave all our information to the government and we are locked up in a way that we are forced to pay taxes and other stuff.

The whole discussion is about why are their more and more criminal activity in the U.S I mean that we are finding out the crimes commetted and yet we either don't punish the person or we give a lighter sentence then the average person.

Like for me If I didn't pay the IRS my taxes. I know within 2 to 3 weeks after the month of april I would get a phone call or a letter in the mail.

but it angers me finding out their is alot of people who flat out don't pay taxes and never get bothered by the IRS.
The government then says they would need to raise the taxes to cover up losses they got. Which means people that didn't pay their taxes the country would have to bail them out and make up the loss the government occured because of those people that didn't pay the taxes.

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