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They can't reduce the stimulus without collapsing the economy. They can't continue the stimulus without eventually killing the value of the dollar through inflation. Basically, they can't stay where they are and they can't move. It's time to remove whatever wealth you have from this doomed system. Get out of paper and electronic assets (dollars, stocks, bonds, retirement funds), get out of debt, buy tangible assets (land, gold, silver, and the means of producing physical goods).
Liberals want to increase the size of government through welfare. Neocons want to increase it through warfare. Either way, the government gets bigger. That is one of the reasons I left the Republican party and joined the Libertarians.
This estimate assumes a vibrant, growing economy and full employment. This is a fantasy! This estimate also ignores the federal government's off-the-books financial obligations, such as social security, Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, federal and military pensions, student loan defaults, mortgage defaults on federal-insured mortgages, and the list goes on and on! Why in the world would you perpetuate such an erroneous notion as this?
Al-Qaida is a manufactured boogey man. The overblown threat of al-Qaida allows the government to use the "war on terror" to dismantle our constitutional rights and liberties.
The threat of homegrown totalitarianism and the loss of our civil liberties still persists too. In fact, it is getting worse. See http://www.thedailysheeple.com/72-types-of-americans-that-are-considered-potential-terrorists-in-official-government-documents_082013
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Is the US Ready to Go to War?

LynRobison Wrote: Aug 27, 2013 9:41 AM
Very well said. Amen!
Personally, I believe the 4th amendment protects people better than stop and frisk does. And you can't have both.
I am shocked. SHOCKED. No one could have seen this coming. But at least we can now be confident that this will be the last of the nasty revelations about the NSA.
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Who Are the Real Conservatives II

LynRobison Wrote: Aug 22, 2013 9:18 AM
The choice for Republicans is clear. The Republican party seems to be divided between the neocons and the constitutionalists. For example, Romney is a neocon. Ron Paul is a constitutionalist. Neocons like the idea of an American empire (but they don't call it that). They pursue an interventionist foreign policy. They are not reluctant to go to war to protect "American interests". They are into "nation building". Foreign oil is their life-blood, and they will use American military might to defend, support, and empower dictators to get it. Neocons also believe that the government must do what it has to in order to "keep Americans safe", including spying on them without due process. Neocons hate whistleblowers, are ambivalent or even hostile towards the Bill of Rights, and love what the NSA is doing. Neocons also hold sway in the Republican party.
Okay, the Democrats are enemies of the Constitution. How do you feel about the Republicans? "They are better than the Democrats" is faint praise. Don't you think its time that we who love the Constitution stop empowering those who don't in both parties?
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