View Poll Results: Will America Collapse?

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Thread: The Five Stages of Collapse

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    Re: The Five Stages of Collapse

    Quote Originally Posted by akyron View Post
    The reason the US could financially break the back of the USSR is because democracy is superior to communism. Incentive based economies will always be better off because there are incentives to do better, build more efficiently, to advance your station. If 3 related positions pay the same but require different levels of work then what is the incentive to take the hardest job?
    Except the economy had nothing to do with it. Laws prohibited the Russians from borrowing money, but it didn't stop Reagan. He just ran up the credit cards and outspent the Russians. Had they been playing by the same rules, rules that had nothing whatsoever to do with the strength of the economies in play, Reagan never would have "won".

    Instead, he ran up billions in borrowing that we've still not paid off today. and you think that's a good thing?
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    Re: The Five Stages of Collapse

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Instead, he ran up billions in borrowing that we've still not paid off today. and you think that's a good thing?
    Well, considering the billions borrowed went to pay for unconstitutional, and therefore illegal socialist spending programs, no.

    Considering that the Democrats best pals in the world lost their Evil Empire, yes, it was a grand thing Reagan did.

    I'll notice the illegal unconstitutional spending was initiated before Reagan took office, and I'll note it's still in progress today. Put the budget back inside the Constitution and that'll end the national financial problems fairly quickly.

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    Re: The Five Stages of Collapse

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    That's a good point... I mean, if we really had a 'Free market' form of capitalism, how is it that we can go from a healthy economy, to a recession, to the start of a depression within a 6 month period?
    Can't happen.

    Then again, America hasn't had a free market economy since Wilson violated the Constitution and sold the Congress's authority to coin money to the Federal Reserve, which promptly caused the Great Depression.

    Then FDR stole the people's gold, and made the Depression even worse.

    FDR also began the stupid process of providing federal guarantees to private loans. Duh! What's wrong with today's banks? Fannie-Mae and Freddie-Mac collapsing under the weight of all those unconstitutional loan guarantees.

    Nope, the current depression is caused, as expected, by government interference.

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