posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 06:26 PM
reply to post by Homedawg
What happened is that millions of people paid into social security, and the government used that money to pay for ridiculously expensive wars. Now
that they're running out of money, they're trying to convince the population social security is the issue...when in reality, the issue is that they
pay off their defence lobbyist friends by starting stupid wars.
closing useless departments such as the Energy Dept and Education Depts
Education is the single greatest driver of economic growth. If you average citizen is dumb, and right now in the US that's the case, the country
suffers as a whole. India has more honor students than the US has students! What do you think will those clever people do? They will get ahead in
fields such as IT, science, economics, and so on. And guess what, that's why a lot of people realize that for at least the next 15 years, the
money's in Asia, and not the west.
Just read these forums, we have people on here who seriously believe the earth is only 6k (or 10k) years old...and those are the people you expect to
compete with the global economy. By slashing education, you are essentially condemning the US people to be children amongst adults when it comes to
knowledge. No one will take them seriously, a trend that started over 10 years ago will become even worse...
I mean, there's people on here who seriously believe not raising the debt ceiling is an option. That's ridiculous, no matter if you think it's a
good thing to raise that ceiling over and over again or not. Right now, the US economy doesn't have a choice, but instead of getting on with it and
trying to fix the core issue (aka politicians working for giant corporations instead of the people), nothing will ever get any better. Calling the
department of education useless is beyond laughable and just shows that you don't understand the impact of globalization...