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Old 04-11-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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Sadly he is right if we don't change course.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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People just don't understand, don't care, or are too busy. It's sad really.



You can't even protest anymore without getting beaten or falsely charged by the government.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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There was a time, back when, that people opposed tractors because it reduced labor.

U.S. manufacturing peaked in the 50's along with unions. The U.S. was the only game in town to rebuild Europe and Japan, after the war. The GI Bill sent millions to school who otherwise would not have been able to attend.

The price of everything is determined by the cost of production. It matters in a global economy.
Steel was amongst the first industry to begin outsourcing in the mid 60's, almost 50 years ago.

No-medium skill jobs have been eliminated through outsourcing and technology for decades. The U.S. consumer has been the primary beneficiary.

Real wages have been declining since the 70's. And yet, most people have been able to acquire more substantially more stuff than anyone dreamed of back in the 50's.

About the only thing that has put some brakes on poverty ( and the slide into a third world state for some) is government spending.

All together now...join hands and play the Blame the Obama game, cause life and the economy were perfect prior to January, 2009.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:52 AM
 
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People just don't understand, don't care, or are too busy. It's sad really.



You can't even protest anymore without getting beaten or falsely charged by the government.
Yes and look how the OP supports the government over protestors.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/searc...archid=3690512

It's so sad. He complains about the direction of the country. But his ideology is what's doing it and he doesn't even realize it.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:02 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Sadly he is right if we don't change course.
And one of the characteristics of a Third World country is a tiny mega-rich upper class surrounded by a huge, impoverished underclass.

I totally agree that we need to change course and encourage more income equality. So what do you think the US should do about that?

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“When you lose manufacturing jobs and you lose professional service jobs such as software engineering, you lose the ladders of upward mobility that permitted people from lower economic classes to rise through professional attainment into middle class,” he added


I couldn't agree more. No upward mobility = more class division and more income inequality, which is the road to ruin.

And yet what we constantly hear from the GOTP and its enablers is that income inequality is healthy and productive and we should actually have MORE of it.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:06 AM
 
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Craig Roberts is shilling for his book. He's hoping that the more shocking his remarks, the more his book will sell.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:12 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Craig Roberts is shilling for his book. He's hoping that the more shocking his remarks, the more his book will sell.
I'm reminded of all the hysterical RWNJs who were predicting in 2002-03 that Europe would be living under sharia law in 5-10 years because scary brown people.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:39 AM
 
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Yes and look how the OP supports the government over protestors.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/searc...archid=3690512

It's so sad. He complains about the direction of the country. But his ideology is what's doing it and he doesn't even realize it.
I had an entire thread dedicated to police brutality and intimidation tactics being used on protesters. People wouldn't even address the issue. All they did was blame the protesters because of their "image".


Only 1 poster, GregW, came to the defense of the protesters.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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People just don't understand, don't care, or are too busy. It's sad really.



You can't even protest anymore without getting beaten or falsely charged by the government.
What is with you and protestors?
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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Wow. Dramatic much?

Some of you HONESTLY believe that the US is going to be a third world country in 11 years?!? Wowwwwww.

I don't know whether to laugh or be scared for some people.

P.S. Anyone who thinks this has never been to a REAL third world country. Ever.

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