View Poll Results: What do you think the future of the USA will be like ?

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  • It will financially collapse

    10 18.87%
  • It will financially develop

    12 22.64%
  • a more conservative policy will dominate the country

    7 13.21%
  • a more socialistic movement will influence the country

    14 26.42%
  • It will go into world war 3

    5 9.43%
  • l dont know

    12 22.64%
  • political polarizations will cause many of these

    11 20.75%
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    21 39.62%
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    Re: What do you think the future of the USA will be like ?

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Why would that make a difference?

    And is there really a need for interest rates to increase to their historical norm?

    Money is cheap and common these days. It can be produced in unlimited quantity.
    Which makes the dollar worth less and less.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: What do you think the future of the USA will be like ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Which makes the dollar worth less and less.
    Apparently that's a good thing though

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    Re: What do you think the future of the USA will be like ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Libertie76 View Post
    Apparently that's a good thing though
    Apparently
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: What do you think the future of the USA will be like ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Which makes the dollar worth less and less.
    When I was about 10 years old, I walked to the corner store with my grandpa, and he pointed at the coke machine, and said "I remember when a coke was 5". I asked him if he had 5 back then, and he told me "nope". I asked him if he had 20 today, he said "yup", and bought me a coke.

    And you remember that picture of an old lady with a wheelbarrow full of money in your high school economics class? The one that had the caption that explained that this lady lived in Weirmar and was going to the store to purchase a loaf of bread? Having that massive amount of money was an inconvenience, but it didn't stop this lady from going to the store.

    Doesn't matter what the value of the dollar is, as long was we keep getting more and more of 'em. What matters is that we are still making bread.
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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    Re: What do you think the future of the USA will be like ?

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    When I was about 10 years old, I walked to the corner store with my grandpa, and he pointed at the coke machine, and said "I remember when a coke was 5". I asked him if he had 5 back then, and he told me "nope". I asked him if he had 20 today, he said "yup", and bought me a coke.

    And you remember that picture of an old lady with a wheelbarrow full of money in your high school economics class? The one that had the caption that explained that this lady lived in Weirmar and was going to the store to purchase a loaf of bread? Having that massive amount of money was an inconvenience, but it didn't stop this lady from going to the store.

    Doesn't matter what the value of the dollar is, as long was we keep getting more and more of 'em. What matters is that we are still making bread.
    keep on believing that. Time will tell. I too can remember when cokes were a nickle and 5 and dime stores.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: What do you think the future of the USA will be like ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Libertie76 View Post
    Apparently that's a good thing though
    No, it's not a good thing, it's fairly neutral.

    What's it matter if a sixpack of good beer costs $10 and I make $10 an hour, or if the sixpack costs $100 and I make $100? I can still buy the sixpack with the same amount of labor, either way.

    The dollar is only worth 2% of what it was a hundred years ago, but it seems that our standard of living has increased.
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    Re: What do you think the future of the USA will be like ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    keep on believing that. Time will tell. I too can remember when cokes were a nickle and 5 and dime stores.
    If you can remember nickle cokes, you also remember when $1 an hour was considered to be "good money".

    Is our standard of living lower today than it was way back then?
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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    Re: What do you think the future of the USA will be like ?

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    No, it's not a good thing, it's fairly neutral.

    What's it matter if a sixpack of good beer costs $10 and I make $10 an hour, or if the sixpack costs $100 and I make $100? I can still buy the sixpack with the same amount of labor, either way.

    The dollar is only worth 2% of what it was a hundred years ago, but it seems that our standard of living has increased.
    Standard of living has increased because of the technology and understanding of our environment has advanced, as well as transportation and other things. This is not because we had inflation this is because of our own personal advancements

    In fact, the restrictions of the growth of business and competition even in regards to calculating markets and amongst other problems inflation has created can actually be attributed to disrupting the proper competition of markets and would limit the actual growth of technology because people don't search for alternative business methods due to a lack of understanding the calculations of economy. So the technology that could of been created to increase productivity has been slowed down due to the faulty calculations.

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    Re: What do you think the future of the USA will be like ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Libertie76 View Post
    I can't imagine any respectable economist thinking America can just increase the debt without anything actually backfiring. The debt levels are seriously so huge we need to end the debt before there is a major economic meltdown
    Well there probably won't be, debt needs to be decreased but it isn't an imminent catastrophe. Unless something really ****s up, debt is not a major concern.

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    Re: What do you think the future of the USA will be like ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Libertie76 View Post
    Standard of living has increased because of the technology and understanding of our environment has advanced, as well as transportation and other things. This is not because we had inflation this is because of our own personal advancements.
    That's exactly what I have been saying. As long as we keep producing more, and getting paid more, inflation doesn't particularly matter.

    Our standard of living is based upon how much we produce.

    Inflation is just an accounting issue.

    The value of money is relative, and it doesn't particularly matter if it takes one dollar or a million dollars to purchase a widget, what maters is how many units of labor we have to exchange for that widget.

    If all of a sudden Obama issued an EO declaring a ten for one dollar split, it would make absolutely no difference at all to our economy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    ...I'm not interested in debating someone who is trolling for an argument....
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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