Joseph Stalin wrote: It doesn't matter who votes, it matters who counts the votes.
Our elected officials have long since stopped representing us. They (R & D) work for those who contribute the most to their reelection and personal finance. We have a government thats,
spending way out of control,
invading every minute aspect of our personal lives,
taxing us at a devastating rate,
ignoring the limits placed on it & abuses caused by it.
I'm starting to believe we may actually see a second civil war in our life time.
DARIVS ARCHITECTVS wrote: Things WILL GET WORSE before enough Americans wake up and realize they have lost the power in the country. The people will have to fight a long hard road to recover our prosperity AFTER we recover the power in this country. My message is, prepare for serious hard times. Get rid of your debt as soon as possible and invest in hard assets like gold.
I wanted to pull this out of where it was hiding in the middle of DA's post.
When this country left the "gold standard" we the electorate lost an important check and balance on the elected officials. While on the gold standard if the people didn't like the policies of their officials they went to the bank handed in their "Federal Reserve Note" and left with gold. This would quickly drain the gov. treasury of gold leaving it the choice of changing its policy or going broke and ceasing to exist.
I believe it to be extremely important to you and your families well being to,
1) learn the difference between good/bad debt, get out from under bad debt.
2) research investing in precious metals, and other inflation resistant vehicles. NOT BONDS!!
3) Not believe the information offered to the public about the economic recovery (Green shoots)
on the nightly news and Cramerica. The numbers are heavily manipulated to look like the recessions ending, Its not, and it will get WORSE
I'll take off my tinfoil hat now, but I do believe we will see something like this
here in this country.