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Originally posted by k1k1to
id rather spend anyday of the week in a fema camp, working slave labor and eating soup and bread...
than spending just 1 hour in iran, or any other middle eastern country for that matter
Originally posted by jude11
Americans are of the mind that they are the greatest Nation on Earth. Always been that way. Therefore, to realize that the US is falling down around them is to admit that they are NOT invincible.
Many are starting to see the truth but many more can not accept the truth of what is being done to them and are still under the illusion of freedom.
Unfortunately the truth won't reveal itself until the FEMA camps are open for business. But then it will be too late.
1st S&F from me
edit on 9-1-2012 by jude11 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by LajanAytik
reply to post by benrl
Where would you go? Correct me, if I'm wrong, but when I look at the world, I see not one place where you can go, where you will not find some sort of influence from government. And unless you have a heap of money, you won't stick it too long. Having done this, several times, each time... different face, same rules (with a different look) as in any other country or continent.
It is virtually impossible to find any example where leaders are not acting in their own self interest. If you are a democrat you want to gerrymander districts and have an electoral college. This vastly reduces the number of votes a president needs to win an election. Then tax very highly. It’s much better to decide who gets to eat than to let the people feed themselves. If you lower taxes people will do more work, but then people will get rewards that aren’t coming through you. Everything good must come through you. Look at African farm subsidies. The government buys crops at below market price by force. This is a tax on farmers who then can’t make a profit. So, how do you reward people? The government subsidises fertilisers and hands it back that way. In Tanzania vouchers for fertilisers are handed out not to the most productive areas but to the party loyalist areas. This is always subject to the constraint that if you tax too highly people won’t work. This is the big debate in the US. The Republicans are saying that the Democrats have too many taxes and want to suppress workers. But when they were in power five years ago they had no problem with taxing and spending policies, but now it’s taxing their supporters to reward Democrats.