By Alan Caruba Wednesday, December 4, 2013
“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt.
People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.” ~ Cicero 55 BC
What was true for Rome is true for America. President Obama may know little about history and less about economics, but he is relentlessly destroying America and has been since he first took office in 2009.
» Threats to Assassinate Romney Explode After Debate Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!
Despite numerous media outlets attempting to downplay the issue, Twitter exploded last night following the debate with new threats from Obama supporters to assassinate Mitt Romney if he defeats Obama in the presidential race.As we reported yesterday, in addition to threats by Obama supporters to riot if Romney wins, innumerable Twitter users are also making direct death threats against Romney.
Be afraid. Be very afraid. The America of 2012 is not the America of 2008.
If Barack Obama wins this election, the America of 2016 will resemble the beaten and bankrupt countries of Western Europe more than it will the America we grew up in. This isn’t Chicken Little speaking. Take a hard look at the trends, and then drop everything else you had in mind for the next four weeks, and make sure everyone you know votes for Romney-Ryan. We have one last chance to save the republic.
1) Dependency on government handouts: As Dick Morris points out in his latest book Here Come the Black Helicopters!, 20% of Americans received some kind of means-tested government check in 2008, when George W. Bush left office. Now 32% of Americans get some kind of means-tested support — food stamps, disability, welfare, and so forth. That’s a third of the country.
Transfer payments are now fully one-fifth of personal income, as I observed in an essay last year. Obama’s arbitrary and perhaps illegal changes in welfare work requirements create a cycle of dependency, as the Romney campaign has warned. They also create a built-in majority for the welfare state.
My understanding of the Cloward-Piven strategy is that in order to get everyone a guaranteed income and “end poverty”, you had to ‘overload” the US public welfaresystem and get as many people as possible on welfare, government handouts and the like.
On June 21st, Peter B. Edelman, the Associate Dean of Georgetown Law gave an astonishing talk at a coffee shop in Washington D.C. where he praised Obama for record high food stamp and Medicaiddependency.
The Obama you don’t know (MUST SEE)
Washington Examiner ^ | September 20, 2012 | Mark Tapscott
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 12:33:43 PM by Ooh-Ah
House Dem: Unemployed Will Vote For Obama To Keep “Their Benefits”
realclearpolitics ^ | 4/26/12
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 10:01:41 AM by pabianice
“We’re headed in the right direction. Unemployment continues to drop and those people who are unemployed, they’re not going to be voting for the party who wants to cut their benefits, cut access to food stamps, cut job training,” Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) said on MSNBC’s Al Sharpton program.
IRONIC? (“The food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever. Meanwhile, the Park Service, also part of the Department of Agriculture, asks us to “please do not feed the animals” because, “the animals may grow dependent and not learn how to take care of themselves.””)
Isn’t It Ironic?
Meanwhile, the Park Service, also part of the Department of Agriculture, asks us to “please do not feed the animals” because, “the animals may grow dependent and not learn how to take care of themselves.”
By Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
Illegal aliens now quite possibly can call a toll free government number, 1-800-259-0957, to get a free “Obama Phone,” called Safe Link Wireless, if they are on food stamps or Medicaid. By applying for work permits that give them drivers’ licenses, that now provides proof of identity, they enter America’s Entitlement class and even become entitled to vote in our elections, for Democrats, of course. What, you say? (1)
And The Economy Is About To Get A Whole Lot Worse
The Economic Collapse
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Have you ever been so poor that you had to live in your car? Have you ever been so low on funds that the only place you could afford to live was a rat-infested motel? Have you ever spent a night living in a tent city or sleeping in the streets? If not, you should consider yourself to be very fortunate.
You Call This An Economic Recovery? 44 Million Americans On Food Stamps and 10 Other Reasons Why The Economy Is Simply Not Getting Better
If you went out today and started spending one dollar every single second, it would take you over 31,000 years to spend one trillion dollars. Long ago the U.S. government should have been getting these deficits under control, but instead they are just getting even larger.
So in light of the statistics above, can anyone really claim that we are in the middle of an economic recovery?The truth is that there is no sign that any of the long-term trends that are destroying the U.S. economy are even slowing down.Millions of jobs continue to be shipped overseas.
The U.S. dollar continues to be devalued.The federal government continues to go into more debt.State and local governments continue to go into more debt.Our trade deficit continues to grow.Our cities continue to be transformed into wastelands as they are being systematically deindustrialized.The number of Americans that are dependent on the government continues to soar.The U.S. middle class continues to shrink.
I know that I harp on these themes over and over, but it is vitally important that everyone understands that the mainstream media is lying to us.The U.S. economy is dying a very painful death and there is no hope on the horizon.Things are not going to be getting better. Well, they may get a bit better for the boys down on Wall Street, but for the rest of us our standards of living are going to continue to decline.The best days for the U.S. economy are already behind us. What lies ahead is a whole lot of pain.We are going to pay the price for decades of corruption and incompetence.An economic collapse is coming and you had better get ready…..
I wrote a rebuttal and added a bit of a reality check. I’m asking you to write one into Time, too, after you read his piece in the November 1, 2010 issue of Time.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Time editors:Re: “Restoring the American Dream,” 11/1/10, Zakaria, Time MagazineAdvertisementFareed Zakaria makes good points, but fails to address the causes of the loss of the American Dream. How about our elected Congress critters outsourcing, offshoring and insourcing millions of American jobs to India, China, Bangladesh, Mexico and elsewhere? How about that $700 billion annual trade debt because we no longer manufacture our own products? How about Congress flooding our country with 70 to 80 million immigrants since 1965—to displace our citizens from jobs, schools, our language and culture—as well as create human population overload like Zakaria’s India? How about our Congress throwing us into unwarranted wars that dragged us into a $12 trillion debt dungeon? What about 41.8 million Americans subsisting on food stamps and 15 million unemployed Americans because Congress won’t secure our borders or stop endless immigration or stop outsourcing jobs?
How about our presidents and Congress members that work against our interests to make sure the American Dream can never be realized by a growing number of Americans? It’s as if our own elected leaders engineered our decline as a civilization. How do we get 41.8 million Americans off food stamps when we import 1.3 million immigrants annually, along with 800,000 illegal migrants and another 900,000 of their children being birthed once they arrived each year—which enjoy welfare at our expense? How can we every catch up to employing our own 15 million unemployed citizens or the 41.8 million living on food stamps? We cannot! The American Dream will be seen as a brief fantasy circa 1960 through 2010.
Frosty Wooldridge, six continent travelerGolden, COwww.frostywooldridge.com