1913 began the countdown to the financial collapse of the USA with the implementation of the Income Tax & the Federal Reserve. The countdown is now almost complete & appears now to have become irreversible. The average American is now dependent on government handouts & they keep re-electing the same crooked politicians who are in the pockets of the Central Bankers. Our Founding Fathers did not want a Central Bank or an Income Tax & they wanted the US Dollar to be tied to a fixed amount of gold or silver. European Central Bankers got America to commit slow suicide with the Federal Reserve, the Income Tax & the decoupling of the US Dollar from gold & silver so that it is now worth only the paper it's printed on.