Wearer of Hats, on 30 December 2012 - 10:58 PM, said:
Pew, people have been talking revolution for 12 years. If it didn't happen when the government decided that it can ignore every one of the Constitional amendments, it's noy going to happen now.
I think it can happen anytime. I suspect that the worse off we are, the more likely it becomes. We've ignored the Constitution for much longer than 12 years, but the consequences of doing so haven't been obvious or widespread enough for the country to notice, all the while some of us are working hard to continue ignoring it. Right now I'm afraid we've barely scratched the surface of how bad it can get. When the easy money gravy train runs out, the cost of borrowing is going to explode, the American people will actually have to start paying for these crap results we're going broke over, and the rage is going to rise exponentially. Some people will resort to violence and the punditry is going to ask: "Who could have seen this coming? Who could have envisioned an America turned to this?" At least a few of us are already raising our hands.
There might be some blood in the water in the stock market tomorrow as it's the last trading day for investors to get out of positions set to incur higher tax costs for 2013. Dividends (show us the money and we'll trust you) have been all the rage in 2012 but now that the 2012 election/circus is over, Uncle Sam is going to start some serious bill-collecting.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:16 AM
The majority of people have to be deprived of something important to them for a revolution to happen. I would be all for a revolution if I was wasn't getting what I needed or wanted. Hell I'd lead the damn thing if I could if that was the case. (strange feeling this will put me on a watch list or two )
Hey, I'm not wrong. I'm just not completely right.
Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:55 PM
shaddow134, on 28 December 2012 - 09:20 PM, said:
Even though Bush overspent,the Democrats continued to the extent that Tax Hikes now as a short term fix would be ineffective and would need to be a long term fixture to even make a dent in the US Deficit.The US isn't in good shape and reduction in defence spending comes at a time when China and Russia are spending more than ever on Next generation fighters.
It has been my understanding that the Democrats main claim is that the economy will turn around and close the Deficit gap automatically, and thus the tiny gains that are made now will help close the much smaller gap when things get "Good" again. Unfortunately, no one can actually say when times will be Good again. The CBO has been handing out numbers based on things going Good for years, and as we've seen with the increase in the "Cost" of Obamacare legislation and the Cost of other markers, they simply make an adjustment each year, because what they tell you in their first reports are usually the Best Situation. At least the Best numbers are what make it into the News and Politicians mouths.
Every year they say that the Deficit gap will shrink drastically, and every year it shrinks only a little.
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