OK we all know the joy some US residents here on ATS have in making out their neighbor to the south to be a dirty hopeless amoral, scrounging,
pityful, drug ridden, parasitic, jealous, lazy, backward, leach of a corrupt and rotten society.
Maybe that is because, as the adage goes, people who see things in others that they don't like within themselves do everything they can to expose the
other in a vain attempt to case the light away from their own short comings.
For your consideration: The Economist
Make a comparison on the left between the USA and Mexico.
And you will see the following
Public debt: US - 8 Trillion Mex - 351 Billion
Debt per person : US $26,000 Mex $3,200
Debt as % of GDP 56.3% (see IMF below) Mex: 39.2%
Annual change: US +22.1% Mex - (MINUS) 7.6 %
Now for a developing nation with a GDP output of 1 Trillion based on the above figures is not so bad really. But in the meantime the US is printing
money like it is going out of fashion. Literally trying to spend its way out of trouble, as the whole economy is solely based of circular serves and
consumerism. working in goods and services to support the consumption of goods and services. To me at least, is unsustainable.
Simple question. If Mexico is soooo bad as a lot (not all) of you make out, why do the figures put them in a FAR better place economically speaking,
than the US?
Their standard of living is increasing, what's your's doing? (really that is a serious question, not a statement)
Still don't believe me?
Lets check the IMF!
IMF Debt Map
Now this is interesting as the IMF currently has the US, and most of the developed world with debt of >75% of GDP,
Also check the graph at the bottom, G20 developing nations debt is on a downward trend, G20 Advanced it going parabolic - Hmmmm I wonder what could
have caused that???
Currently the US is at 84% of GDP, with current annual change of +22% by 2012 that will mean 106%, 2013 127% etc unless something drastic changes.
According to the IMF figures last time this was so high and with this rate of increase in the US was 1943 - 1945, which was even higher than "The
GREAT Depression which in 1921 peaked at 32 % of GDP, which according to the economist is rigth where Mexico is now give or take a few percentage
You see where I am going with this? currently with debts outstripping the great depression, close to outstripping the end of WW2, whereas you poor,
helpless cousin to the south just recently had IMF finance option expire and didn't take them,
IMF SDR Fund data - Mexico
has a debt that is decreasing, and a education system that is on the increase. According to the CIA as of 2005 (how out of date is that??)
Average age of education expectancy for males in Mexico was 14, in the US 15 Mexico GDP education expenditure 4.5% US 5% not a great deal of
difference in real terms. Although in the cities, now it is almost expected that a youth of the growing middle classes, and upwardly mobile working
class WILL complete tertiary education.
It just seems to me, that the people in the south know they have a problem and are working hard at trying to get better. whereas the US refuse to see
there is a problem, and when they do get called wackjobs and home grown terrorists, and go back to watching WWE Smackdown, whist eating a cheeseburger
and complaining about illegals taking all the jobs. (Irony, rather than blanket statement of fact)
You can call this a rant if you like, personally I am putting this up here as a graphical evidence as a call to wake up, before you finally do wake up
one day, and find you are the ones selling tortillas on the street. not only that but to actually recognize that the people you so commonly complain
about, are actually doing things to better their situation, and catching you up fast, whilst all you do is nothing but complain about them.
Is it no wonder that the acceptance on US Dollars is now PROHIBITED everywhere as settlement for goods / services and debts public and private by
order of the central Mexican bank? I don't blame them, why take the USD when they have a perfectly good fiat currency of their own, including a
thriving gold and silver trading economy. do they know something we don't??
Please put you own house in order first, before looking down on others. i.e. be careful who's fingers you stand on, on the way up the ladder, as you
will expose you arse to them on the way back down!!
Or is it now the case that from the information coming out, from Pastor Williams, Gerald Celente and the like, do you think it is now just now too
late for you?
edit on 6/3/2011 by JakiusFogg because: (no reason given)
edit on 6/3/2011 by JakiusFogg because: For better reading, and
clarification of points that could cause arguements