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The cause of all our troubles is simply WAR.
Originally posted by My_Reality
reply to post by SeesFar
In regard to your comments about staying on topic: I don't see it the way you do. This topic is named "The True Cause of the Impending Collapse of the US Economy". The OP views this topic from a slanted lens. Yes, I have read the OP. It is irrelevant. The topic is a collection of words that I quoted a moment ago. The OP sees the impending collapse as related to war. So what? Other individuals do not see it that way. They go on to speak their views on the matter and they get lambasted for not "staying on topic". If I ever saw a thread with an ambiguous title, it is this one.
Perhaps the anti-war agenda should allow others to offer their insights without the derogatory comments. That is what I see here. A good amount of posters have pointed out that "WaR" is not the underlying cause of our problems. What do they get in return? Ridiculed. Blatantly in some respects, extremely veiled in other respects.
No. War, Economy, Entitlements, all that nonsense is merely the effect of American policies. The cause goes much deeper. The cause of these effects extends back in time at least 80 years. The effect is not the problem. It is the people, politicians, corporatist, economists, bureaucrats and so on that cause these problems. While there is much positive information in this topic the end result is that members are bickering, complaining and arguing over what they believe to be the cause of these terrible events.
Originally posted by Tarzan the apeman.
reply to post by queenannie38
Its simple we spend more then we take in and no one wants to make the cuts because they want to stay in power so it comes down to us for voteing the same yahoos in all the time. www.cbpp.org... Here is a link I found interesting. Personally I think we should rein in spending for everthing equally. Get rid of all the people in office now and start from scratch, I know that is asking alot but a guy can have dreams.
USDA's revised labels describe ranges of food security
High food security (old label=Food security): no reported indications of food-access problems or limitations.
Marginal food security (old label=Food security): one or two reported indications--typically of anxiety over food sufficiency or shortage of food in the house. Little or no indication of changes in diets or food intake.
Low food security (old label=Food insecurity without hunger): reports of reduced quality, variety, or desirability of diet. Little or no indication of reduced food intake.
Very low food security (old label=Food insecurity with hunger): Reports of multiple indications of disrupted eating patterns and reduced food intake.
- In 2010, 17.2 million households, (1 in 7) were food insecure, the highest number ever recorded in the U.S.
- More than 16 million (almost 1 in 5) American children are at risk of hunger.
- Households with children experience food insecurity at almost double the rate of households without children.
- Nearly 1 in 5 children in the U.S. is served by Feeding America, the nation’s largest food bank.
- Five states or districts with the highest rate of food insecure children are Arizona, Arkansas, Oregon, Texas and Washington, D.C.
- America’s Second Harvest annually provides food to over 23 million people. That is more than the population of the state of Texas.
- The USDA recently found that about 96 billion pounds of food available for human consumption in the United States were thrown away by retailers, restaurants, farmers and households over the course of one year.
- Hungry adults miss more work and consume more health care than those who don’t go hungry.
- Kids who experience hunger are more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression, behavior problems, and other illnesses.
- The total cost of hunger to American society is said to be about $90 billion a year.
- In contrast, it would only cost about $10 billion to $12 billion a year to virtually end hunger in our nation.
Originally posted by NoGod
Im afraid I must agree to disagree with you on this one:For a couple of reasons,Number 1 if we are looking for someone to blame for the economic turbulance then might I suggest that we only look as far as the mirror
Originally posted by Battleline
You are right ofcourse but is it just America or should you also be talking to other large warmonger nations?
I see it as a human predator instinct...............this is who we are, you need to change the cause, not the result and that would be human nature........just an opinion.
Originally posted by miniatus
There really isn't a single cause for the economy, there's a number of things that factor into that..
1. War, for sure
2. Corrupt banks and the Libor scandal
3. The fed and it's printing of money out of thin air
4. Government spending that goes unchecked
And countless other things... trickle down economics doesn't work, it's never worked.. so we also need to look at unfair tax laws as well as lesson the ability of companies to avoid taxes by moving their money out of the country..
Again.. countless reasons.. the audit of the fed identified trillions of dollars loaned to foreign banks.. I forget the exact figure but it was staggering..edit on 8/12/2012 by miniatus because: (no reason given)
....Because it affects everyone…everyone has to eat and have a roof of some sort over his or her head.
A job is nice, too…not to slave at but just to feel useful and of a benefit to self and community.
In addition, if the American economic system collapses, not a single citizen will remain unaffected somehow.
The cause of all our troubles is simply WAR...