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(The Intelligence Daily) — An overwhelming majority of American voters now believe that the United States could experience a total economic collapse. According to the latest Fox News poll, 79 percent of U.S. voters believe “it’s possible the nation’s economy could collapse”, and the poll found that this belief in the fragility of the American economy cuts across the entire political spectrum. The truth is that the American people, at least on some level, know that a day of reckoning is at hand. For decades, America has been enjoying the biggest party in the history of the world, but unfortunately that party was fueled by a gigantic mountain of debt, and now the bills are starting to come due. Unfortunately for those trying to do something about this economic mess, the American people are starting to realize that the U.S. economy is now basically a house of cards, and that could lead to massive financial panic when things really start to fall apart.
Normally when a poll is taken, you can see big differences in the responses based on the party affiliation of those being surveyed. But in this poll everyone seems to agree – the U.S. economy could experience a complete and total collapse.
Not only did the poll find that 84 percent of Republicans believe the U.S. economy could fall apart, 80 percent of Independents did as well, as did 72 percent of Democrats.
Originally posted by Longtimegone
The average american doesn't even know the difference between micro and macro economics. I wouldn't put much stock in what the average American thinks. Besides, 95% of statistics are made up anyway.
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
Just because a large majority of people think something is true...doesn't actually make it true.
Originally posted by BlackOps719
79%? Just who the hell are these people that make up the other 21%?
If you can't see the potential economic disaster that is waiting just around the corner then you are either blind, living in a wretched state of denial, or one of the few who have enough resources to not worry about it.
I wholeheartedly agree with you their. I know a few people who aren't anywhere near wealthy enough to be self-sufficient, and they wouldn't even have a conversation with you about the economy unless you knocked them down, sat on their chests and slapped them around for a LONG time first.
This train went off the tracks a decade ago and instead of making efforts to correct the problems, people went out and bought $80,000 Hummers and mcmansions that were beyond their range of affordability. They wagered everything into credit cards and massive unsupported amounts of debt, trying to outdo the Jones's next door.
While at the same time, us working poor watched all the talk on TV about all this effort on the government's part for the middle class, we have been largely unaffected. We've always had crap jobs, no health insurance and we have not been affected by the "Keeping up with the Jones'", because they weren't any better than us. We'll be the ones to come out of this largely unscathed, because we never had many of the luxuries that so many others take for granted.
Our politicians threw away trillions of dollars on costly, wasteful programs. They spent billions of our dollars on wars that were of no vital importance to our safety, they paid themselves by the truck load and demolished all of our industry for the benefit of their corporate whores. Irresponsible, shameful waste and mismanagement of public funds. Massive Wall st fraud, bank manipulation, pork barrell hand outs, mortgage fraud.
90% of that alleged money is just zero's and one's in computers, and when everything does fall apart, it will evaporate. That's too bad, because you can't wipe your butt on data.
While our economic futures were shipped overseas and our tax dollars squandered, George W. Bush fiddled as Rome burned, like a modern day Nero. His regime ran up debts upon the backs of the American people the likes of which the world has never seen.
Bush, like Obama is just a puppet, a public relations talking head more than any sort of leader. The only reason the NWO didn't run his brother Jeb out to take over is that they wanted to stun and blind us with Obama's "Change you can believe in" mumbo-jumbo. I feel like such a dolt for falling for it, but I'm all over it now.
Now it seems we have Barak Obama being sent to deliver to us the good news. This doomsday administration, with it's absurd spending and completely insane economic policy, will be the ones to deliver our death blow. Wheather it be socialized medicine, carbon tax, unemployment, it doesn't matter. Bottom line is this country which was once so great, so prosperous, with such grand ideals and hope, is on it's last leg.
And it is OUR fault. Do you hear that folks? We allowed the politicians and the corporations to overrun our nation. We allowed the government to strip away our rights, to turn us into tax mules, to mortgage away our entire future.
We the people did it.
We sat by and watched American Idol and ate ice cream cones and cheeseburgers and drove our SUV's and took our trips to Vegas and smoked our fat cigars.......and we forgot what this nation was founded upon. We fell asleep on the watch, we allowed the crooks and the bankers and the lawyers and the greedy politicians to take our country away from us and exploit us all as fools.
And we deserve everything that happens from this point forward.
See ya in Mexico. It was fun while it lasted.
I hope you and your army are well equipped, because Mexico is rapidly turning into the wild west on steroids.