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How Close is America to Communism?

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August 01, 2009 – Comments (8)

For the purposes of this blog, we will define communism as depending on the state for primarily all of your income.

Let's see how many Americans actually depend on the government for their income.

The easy one is the 1/3 of America that is dependant on welfare, food stamps, social security, and unemployment for  income and spending.

Then we can add in the 20% of America that works for government including teachers, state college professors, military, etc....

Adding in health care workers getting paid by medicare, medicaid, and insurance from government workers ....and other government contractor like defense industry workers, road construction etc....you can easily see how 2/3 of America now depends on the government spending for their income.

So that only leaves about 1/3 of the nation truly in the private sector.  Then what happens if the stock market crashes?  Most of America's wealth would be wiped out...especially retirement accounts.  Couple that will a likey implosion of real estate values and deminished business likely to result and most of America would be broke or near broke depending on the state for money to survive.

So there you have it, we are just one crash away from the point where practically every American will depend on the government for income.  And for those of you that have money right now and are able to circumvent the crash,..... if we get to that stage, who do you think the government is coming after for assistance to help the rest of the nation?

None of this is very hard cappers....if you just think.

Alstry does have a solution......I will be blogging about it soon.  My guess is two or three blogs away......so I guess in about 10 minutes.....just joking....but soon I promise.

8 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On August 02, 2009 at 12:33 AM, alstry (35.42) wrote:

In light of the above, and the articles you are likely going to read in the next few weeks.....ask yourself the following:

If the government is running out of money....do any of us have money?

Before answering the question, remember, money is a FEDERAL RESERVE NOTE.

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#2) On August 02, 2009 at 1:00 AM, alstry (35.42) wrote:

How many drug companies, drug stores, hospitals, doctors and clinics depend on the following?

By Times staff writers

Lawmakers can choose among several plans and get special treatment at federal facilities. In 2008, taxpayers spent $15 billion to insure 8.5 million federal workers and their dependents. 

Now add in State, County and City workers.......which doesn't include medicare and medicaid or state health assistance payments.  Soon you too will realize that health care is essentially a branch of government.

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#3) On August 02, 2009 at 1:15 AM, alstry (35.42) wrote:

When the government runs out of money...America shuts down.

Across San Diego County, many fire district officials say they will have to raid reserves or scale back nonemergency services to cover a loss of property tax funds that the financially strapped state will borrow.

 

 The U.S. Postal Service is considering the fall closure or consolidation of hundreds of post offices nationwide, including 10 in San Diego County, in response to record-breaking financial losses and falling mail volume.

 

 Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers are borrowing money from local firefighters, even with another catastrophic inferno just a lightning strike or errant match away. Across San Diego County, many fire district officials say they will have to raid reserves or scale back nonemergency services to cover the property tax losses, which could cumulatively reach into the millions.

 

San Diego County health care providers say they are outraged and devastated by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's line-item veto of $394 million in state spending for health and welfare programs. The cuts will affect programs including those for child abuse and neglect, AIDS prevention and treatment, and health insurance for poor children.

 

The above were all taken from the San Diego Tribune today.

Without opining as to the validity of the above cuts.....regardless of your perspective....it will have a negative effect on the economy.  Now mulitply that negative effect by every city, county and state in the nation.

 

Soon you too will realize, government spending is the GDP in America.

With no jobs available, once the above lose their incomes....how much spending do you think they will do?

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#4) On August 02, 2009 at 1:41 AM, Effloresce (30.46) wrote:

Damn dude, you can really be kind of a drag sometimes what with the unending catalog of misery and litany of woe, blog after blog after blog, day after day after day, month after month after month, year after year and so on and on into infinity. You are a true Debby Downer. Doesn't that become like a drag on you mentally?

When are we going to see PositiveAlstry again?????

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#5) On August 02, 2009 at 2:25 AM, FleaBagger (29.02) wrote:

We always smear communism, but how bad is it really? I mean, just because Stalin and Khrushchev couldn't pull it off doesn't mean a smart, selfless, well-educated people like us can't.

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#6) On August 02, 2009 at 3:01 AM, awallejr (81.59) wrote:

You forget Lenin and Trotsky.

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#7) On August 02, 2009 at 3:20 AM, caterpillar10 wrote:

yes, yes, obviously at some point we'll have too pull out of digital stuff like securities markets and of course banks and simply hold real money like gold, silver, tools, seed, guns, ammo, likker, drugs, medical supplies & other portables that are readily accepted in trade by farmers and such.......don't wait too long now:)  think i'll load up on zippos too - was never really any good at the flint & steel thing.....

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#8) On August 04, 2009 at 7:54 AM, toopersent (80.73) wrote:

this is probably one of the more ridiculous posts you've made since I've been following you. 

That is an interesting definition of communism, though. 

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