45 Signs That America Will Soon Be A Nation With A Very Tiny Elite And The Rest Of Us Will Be Poor

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The middle class is being systematically wiped out of existence in the United States today.  America is a nation with a very tiny elite that is rapidly becoming increasingly wealthy while everyone else is becoming poorer.  So why is this happening?  Well, it is actually very simple.  Our institutions are designed to concentrate wealth in the hands of a very limited number of people.  Throughout human history, almost all societies that have had a big centralized government have also had a very high concentration of wealth in the hands of the elite.  Throughout human history, almost all societies that have allowed big business or big corporations to dominate the economy have also had a very high concentration of wealth in the hands of the elite.  Well, the United States has allowed both big government and big corporations to grow wildly out of control.  Those were huge mistakes.  Our founding fathers attempted to establish a nation where the federal government would be greatly limited and where corporations would be greatly restricted.  Unfortunately, we have turned our backs on those principles and now we are paying the price.


When you have great concentrations of wealth and power, the economic rewards of a society tend to go to just a few.

In the United States today, big businesses and wealthy individuals fund the campaigns of our politicians, and in turn our politicians pass laws which rig the game in their favor.  It is a symbiotic relationship which is very bad for America.

Sadly, most conservatives tend to cheer on the big corporations, but this is not how our founding fathers envisioned our capitalist system working.  Our founding fathers envisioned large numbers of similar companies competing against one another for customers.  They did not envision a very small number of giant corporations buying up all of their competitors or smashing them into oblivion with their giant piles of money.

True conservatives should want to see more competition instead of less competition.  Competition helped make America great, and we need to get back to that.

Instead of an economic landscape dominated by monolithic predator corporations, we need an economic environment where millions of small businesses can thrive and compete directly with one another.

Our founding fathers never intended for us to have the kind of system that we have today.  As I have discussed in previous articles, our founding fathers greatly restricted the size and scope of corporations in early America.  The following is how author Stephen D. Foster Jr. described the attitude toward corporations in the early years of the United States….

The East India Company was the largest corporation of its day and its dominance of trade angered the colonists so much, that they dumped the tea products it had on a ship into Boston Harbor which today is universally known as the Boston Tea Party. At the time, in Britain, large corporations funded elections generously and its stock was owned by nearly everyone in parliament. The founding fathers did not think much of these corporations that had great wealth and great influence in government. And that is precisely why they put restrictions upon them after the government was organized under the Constitution.

After the nation’s founding, corporations were granted charters by the state as they are today. Unlike today, however, corporations were only permitted to exist 20 or 30 years and could only deal in one commodity, could not hold stock in other companies, and their property holdings were limited to what they needed to accomplish their business goals. And perhaps the most important facet of all this is that most states in the early days of the nation had laws on the books that made any political contribution by corporations a criminal offense.

A giant central government that spends more than 20 percent of our GDP is a collectivist institution.

Enormous predator corporations that are constantly sucking up even more money and power are collectivist institutions.

Our founding fathers did not intend for our society to be dominated by collectivist institutions.

Very large institutions tend to reward the people that own and run them at the expense of everyone else.

And you know what?

A lot of these giant corporations have figured out that they don’t even need American workers anymore.

Instead, many of them are shipping our jobs to the other side of the world where it it legal to pay slave labor wages.  That means bigger profits for them but less jobs for the rest of us.

In America today, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, and big government and big corporations are the mechanisms by which this is happening.

Posted below are 45 signs that America will soon be a nation with a very tiny elite and the rest of us will be poor….

#1 Increasingly, gains in income are becoming very highly concentrated at the top of the food chain in America.  The following is how income gains in the United States were distributed during 2010….

-37 percent of all income gains went to the top 0.01 percent of all income earners

-56 percent of all income gains went to the rest of the top 1 percent

-7 percent of all income gains went to the bottom 99 percent

#2 Back in the 70s, the top 1 percent earned about 8 percent of all income.  Today, they earn about 21 percent of all income.

#3 The wealthiest 1 percent of all Americans own more wealth than the bottom 95 percent combined.

#4 According to Forbes, the 400 wealthiest Americans have more wealth than the bottom 150 million Americans combined.

#5 The poorest 50 percent of all Americans collectively own just 2.5% of all the wealth in the United States.

#6 Median household income in the United States is down 7.8 percent since December 2007 after adjusting for inflation.

#7 The top 0.01% of all Americans make an average of $27,342,212.  The bottom 90% make an average of $31,244.

#8 According to the Economic Policy Institute, between 1979 and 2007 income growth for the top 1 percent of all U.S. income earners was an astounding 390 percent.  For the bottom 90 percent, income growth was only 5 percent over that same time period.

#9 According to one study, between 1969 and 2009 the median wages earned by American men between the ages of 30 and 50 dropped by 27 percent after you account for inflation.

#10 In 2010, 2.6 million more Americans descended into poverty.  That was the largest increase that we have seen since the U.S. government began keeping statistics on this back in 1959.

#11 According to the New York Times, approximately 100 million Americans are either living in poverty or in “the fretful zone just above it”.

#12 According to Heidi Shierholz, an economist with the Economic Policy Institute, about 53 percent of all income went to the middle class back in the 1970s, but today only about 46 percent of all income does.

#13 When you look at the ratio of employee compensation to GDP, it is now the lowest that is has been in about 50 years.

#14 In 1970, 65 percent of all Americans lived in “middle class neighborhoods”.  By 2007, only 44 percent of all Americans lived in “middle class neighborhoods”.

#15 Back in the year 2000, 11.3% of all Americans were living in poverty.  Today, 15.1% of all Americans are living in poverty.

#16 The poverty rate for children living in the United States increased to 22% in 2010.

#17 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 6.7% of all Americans are living in “extreme poverty”, and that is the highest level that has ever been recorded before.

#18 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of “very poor” rose in 300 out of the 360 largest metropolitan areas during 2010.

#19 Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs.  Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs.

#20 The average duration of unemployment in the United States is nearly three times as long as it was back in the year 2000.

#21 In the United States today, there are 240 million working age people.  Only about 140 million of them are actually working.

#22 Back in 2001, the ratio of wages to GDP was sitting at approximately 49 percent.  Today, it has fallen all the way down to about 44 percent.

#23 Half of all American workers now earn $505 or less per week.

#24 Back in 1980, less than 30% of all jobs in the United States were low income jobs.  Today, more than 40% of all jobs in the United States are low income jobs.

#25 In 2010, 19.7% of all U.S. working adults had jobs that would not have been enough to push a family of four over the poverty line even if they had worked full-time hours for the entire year.

#26 Electricity bills in the United States have risen faster than the overall rate of inflation for five years in a row.

#27 The average American household spent a staggering $4,155 on gasoline during 2011.

#28 If inflation was measured the exact same way that it was measured back in 1980, the rate of inflation in the United States would be well over 10 percent.

#29 According to a recent report produced by Pew Charitable Trusts, approximately one out of every three Americans that grew up in a middle class household has slipped down the income ladder.

#30 Total student loan debt in America has now passed the 1 trillion dollar mark, and about 270 billion dollars of those loans are at least 30 days delinquent.  These debts are absolutely crushing young middle class families.

#31 Today, approximately 25 million American adults are living with their parents.

#32 According to the Census Bureau, 49 percent of all Americans live in a home that gets direct monetary benefits from the federal government.  Back in 1983, less than a third of all Americans lived in a home that received direct monetary benefits from the federal government.

#33 Between 1991 and 2007 the number of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 that filed for bankruptcy rose by a staggering 178 percent.

#34 One out of every six elderly Americans now lives below the federal poverty line.

#35 The number of children living in poverty in the state of California has increased by 30 percent since 2007.

#36 According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, 36.4% of all children that live in Philadelphia are living in poverty, 40.1% of all children that live in Atlanta are living in poverty, 52.6% of all children that live in Cleveland are living in poverty and 53.6% of all children that live in Detroit are living in poverty.

#37 In November 2008, 30.8 million Americans were on food stamps.  Today, more than 46 million Americans are on food stamps.

#38 Right now, one out of every four American children is on food stamps.

#39 It is being projected that approximately 50 percent of all U.S. children will be on food stamps at some point in their lives before they reach the age of 18.

#40 In 2010, 42 percent of all single mothers in the United States were on food stamps.

#41 Back in 1965, only one out of every 50 Americans was on Medicaid.  Today, one out of every 6 Americans is on Medicaid, and things are about to get a whole lot worse.  It is being projected that Obamacare will add 16 million more Americans to the Medicaid rolls.

#42 Medicare spending increased by 138 percent between 1999 and 2010.

#43 One out of every six Americans is now enrolled in at least one government anti-poverty program.

#44 Federal housing assistance increased by a whopping 42 percent between 2006 and 2010.

#45 The amount of money that the federal government gives directly to Americans has increased by 32 percent since Barack Obama entered the White House.

As the middle class is systematically destroyed, families are looking for ways to survive any way that they can.

Why do you think that dollar stores are absolutely thriving these days?

It is because that is the only place many families can afford to shop.

So what is the solution?

Well, many liberals claim that the solution is to tax the wealthy and redistribute their money to the poor.

But that is definitely not the answer.

That would give the wealthy more of an incentive to take their wealth and their businesses out of the United States, and it would give the poor more of an incentive to sit around and not work.

When I was younger, if I could have gotten the government to pay my bills I probably never would have worked at all.  I was quite lazy and I probably would have been more than happy to sit at home and collect government checks.

It is only human nature not to work hard when you have someone else willing to take care of you.  For example, Vice-President Joe Biden recently revealed that he stayed in the U.S. Senate for so long because he didn’t want “a real job“.  There is a part of all of us that would like to avoid hard work.

So redistributing wealth is not going to be good for society as a whole.  It penalizes being productive and it rewards being lazy.

And our tax system is already way too oppressive for those that honestly pay their taxes.

Did you know that the average American must work 107 days just to make enough money to pay their taxes?

That is before a single penny is earned for anything else.

That is absolutely obscene!

This year, the average American will spend approximately 29 percent of what they make on federal, state and local taxes.

No, the truth is that our current tax system is horrific and it needs to be thrown out.

But that is a topic for another article.

Getting back to the dying middle class, the real answer is to break up big government and to break up the big corporations and promote competition in our economy once again.

We need wealth and power to be spread out into millions and millions of hands.

We need a system that tremendously encourages small businesses instead of absolutely crushing them.

We need dozens of competitors in most industries instead of just a handful.

We need to empower average Americans to be their own bosses instead of being dependent on big government and big corporations.

We need a system that gives “the little guy” a fighting chance.

It could be done if the American people were willing to reign in big government and the big corporations.

If you believe in the U.S. Constitution, you should believe in limiting the power of the federal government and limiting the power of the big corporations.

Those are principles that our founding fathers believed in, and those are principles that we need to return to.

  • mark

    It sounds nice but most Americans are to lazy to work hard at a small business. They have been bought by this collectivist government to be sheeple. Not all corporations are bad. The unions came for the communist camp and have tried to push the socialist agenda from the start. I know for I am a member of a building trades union and the garbage in the newsletters they used to send each month was enough to make you sick. It did seem ok for a long time when the companies made stuff in the US and they were US companies, but they became global in nature. But remember the left has been trying to sell this no borders, global government, union run world for a long time. The global corporations just go hand in hand with that idea. It doesn’t matter if you like it or not , the powerful control freaks run everything that they can get their hands on. They are on the left and the right.

    • Nexus789

      Americans write utter drivel…you no idea what you talking about and have no understanding of the meaning of ‘communism’ or ‘socialism’. You are like a parrot that that has been conditioned by the media. The people that have screwed up you country are not the working people but the elites – the bankers, the heads of US transnationals that have moved vast amounts of capital, jobs and know off shore to foreign countries. That has nothing to do with the ‘left’ as you fail to realize also that you do not have a democracy. Republicans and Democrats are the two sides of the same coin and backed by the faceless power brokers that are unelected and unaccountable.

      • Impaler Lord

        I agree, and more over these people are hostile religious and ethnic aliens who despise the American population, whites especially. They are stealing literally everything they can and seeking to own everything and control everyone at gun point.

      • chris


    • Thomas Counts

      Mark, it is the people like you that are at the root of the problem. Our real enemy are the parasites on the body America, who use a tactic common in the middle east, …of getting two shopkeepers into an argument, while their accomplices clean out their merchandise out the back door. You had your shoulder to the task of pushing out our factories to China and elsewhere, while blaming, the US worker, the engineer, the unions, the education system, the left, etc. You avoided “Made in America,” was proud to own non-Detroit built auto and cheered free market parasites who plundered our hard earned knowledge, skills and intellectual properties and wrought economic destruction on your neighbors. neighbor. You worked against your own self interest and yet you still blame the other.

  • El Pollo de Oro

    Michael T. Snyder is absolutely right: this country will soon be a nation with a very tiny elite, and the rest of us will be poor. The question is: how poor? I’ve been saying that economically, The Banana Republic of America (formerly Gli Stati Uniti) is moving in the direction of poor countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. Go to Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Peru or Jamaica, and you will find that while most people are poor in those countries, the rich minority live extremely well (although they also live with the constant threat of being kidnapped, robbed or carjacked). Some folks, however, have said that I’m overly optimistic and that when all is said and done, the BRA won’t be Bolivia poor or Jamaica poor—it will be Haiti poor or Sub-Saharan Africa poor. I don’t see things getting that bad, but maybe I am being overly optimistic.

    “Villains prosper while the rest are fired, foreclosed, and foreordained to suffer for the sins of their rulers.”—Justin Raimondo

    “There’s no doubt that we’re in a depression, and the globalists have been covering it up.” —Alex Jones

    “Even a dog knows when he’s being kicked, and the middle class in America has been kicked over and over again.”—Alan Grayson

    “This isn’t capitalism. It’s fascism. Capisch? We have become slaves to the money changers. They’ll take you to war, they’ll rob you blind, they’ll spit on you and grind you up. They could care less because they’re money junkies. And junkies have no bounds or boundaries. They’ll screw their mother, and they’ll screw you too.”—Gerald Celente

    “This thing is collapsing. You better get ready for the big crash. It’s coming, and it’s going to wipe out a lot of people. There’s no salvaging this Ponzi scheme.”—Gerald Celente

    No, this Ponzi scheme called the American economy cannot be salvaged. This ship is sinking fast.

    Benvenuti al terzo mondo. Benvenuti alla Repubblica Banana di America. Che dio ci aiuti.

  • God is our only hope

    • pepper701

      Don’t wait for “God” to save you when he has already given you the tools to save yourself and others. GET INVOLVED in your community and your local governance.

    • mondobeyondo

      [this joke is so old, but I love it anyway!]

      Bob is our God. God is our Hope.
      God is Bob Hope.

      • Michael

        Hopefully a lot of people are thinking about God this time of the year.

        In the Scriptures, God tells us that one of the things that makes Him distinct from all of the false gods out there is the fact that He tells us the future in advance (Isaiah 46:9-10).

        God has done this in a wide variety of ways, but one of my favorites is through the amazing prophetic holidays that He has given to us.

        For example, the vast majority of Christians, the vast majority of Jews, and the vast majority of the rest of the world has totally missed the prophetic implications of Passover.

        During the original Passover right before the people of Israel left Egypt, God instructed the people of Israel to kill a lamb and to put the blood of that lamb on the doorposts so that the death angel would pass over their homes.

        Why the doorposts?

        Well, even today most doorposts are made of wood.

        And where does wood come from?

        It comes from a tree.

        So the message of the original Passover was that the blood of the lamb on the tree delivered them from the wrath of God.

        After the people of Israel got to the Promised Land, God required that His people gather at Jerusalem on one specific day every single year in order to celebrate the Passover.

        Looking back, we can now see that God had His people gather together every single year in the exact city where Jesus would die on the exact day when Jesus would die and He had them act out rituals which precisely foreshadowed the shedding of the blood of the lamb on the tree (the cross).

        Even though this was done every single year for 1000 years in advance, most of the people still missed it.

        One of the words that is used to identify holidays such as Passover in the Scriptures can be translated as “dress rehearsal”. The truth is that the holidays that God has given us are meant to have us remember things in the past but they are also prophetic dress rehearsals for things that will happen in the future.

        Please feel free to share this information with others, and if anyone has any questions about any of these things I would be glad to try to answer them.


        • mondobeyondo

          Agreed! Well said.

        • Gary2

          so did the witch of Endor: In the Scriptures, God tells us that one of the things that makes Him distinct from all of the false gods out there is the fact that He tells us the future in advance (Isaiah 46:9-10).

          Michael–some God there you have ************************. I find the whole blood on your door/angel of death to be macobe. How can you worship a God that would kill those first born of the Egyptions?? Or would instruct his “chosen people” to slaughter every living thing when they conquer a city or town.

          • Michael


            When people turn away from God and reject Him over and over and over despite all the evidence then eventually judgment comes.

            In Egypt, the Bible tells us that some Egyptians did turn to God and left with the people of Israel when they left Egypt.

            But apparently most of the Egyptians kept rejecting God over and over despite all of the plagues that God had been bringing on Egypt through Moses.

            They had evidence right in front of their eyes that the one true God was real but they rejected it.

            In the Promised Land, there were peoples living there that had been sacrificing children to false gods for hundreds of years. God gave them time to repent for centuries (see Genesis 15) but they refused.

            Plus there were other very serious issues with the “Rephaim” living in the land at the time. They were giants – not normal humans. But I don’t know that you are willing to accept that information right now.


          • Gary2

            How could the baby Egyptions choose to accept/reject God?

            I thought is was the nephelim not rephaim??? Are rephaim their cousins? (I could not resist sorry)

            Either way gog, magog, nephelim, now rephelim how does one keep it all straight?

            Also you did not answer the Witch of Endor telling the future accuratly to King Saul. She/He clearly fortold the future. I wonder what ever happened to her/him??

          • Michael


            The powers of darkness have great knowledge and they can often impart information knowledge to those that practice the dark arts which will enable them to “foresee” the immediate future with a reasonable degree of accuracy. That is why palm readers and fortune tellers are “right” a certain percentage of the time.

            With God, he can tell us very specifically what is going to happen thousands of years in advance with 100% accuracy. Nobody else can do that.


    • Nexus789

      You are screwed. Your attitude is exactly why there is a problem. A failure to deal with the here and now and address issues. Instead you think mumbling to an imaginary entity will somehow save the day. It will not.

      It’s simple….it’s dark and you are born and its light, then you die and it’s dark again. While its light you do the best you can with the time you have allotted. It’s not complex, there is nothing after.

      • mondobeyondo

        You’re forgetting that Jesus Christ is the Light of the world.
        Without Him, everything is darkness…
        And I beg to differ, there is far more after this earthly existence.

    • Nate Wright

      Hmmmmm! What was at one point a discussion of simple economic decline. Turns suddenly into a subject of God and our lack of praise. People can preach that gospel crap until they are blue in the face, yet they will perish just the same as those who don’t have a interest whatsoever is Christ. As a matter of fact you folks quoting scriptures are even more pathetic, because your claim to knowledge makes you more accountable for your behavior as sin has no weight. But we are held accountable for the knowledge that we gain while we live life as hypocrites. So get back on track with the subject. The only time Americans know God is during times of trouble.

  • terry r

    Go ahead cowardly Americans say and do nothing as this corrupt government slowly tightens the noose around your neck taking away all freedom.

    • chris

      what do u suggest we do?

  • mondobeyondo

    What do many Third World countries have in common?

    A few incredibly wealthy people and families in high positions of government, finance, etc. – and everyone else struggling to survive day to day.

    The U.S. is rapidly heading in that direction, if we aren’t already there.

    • Wait, why are the American people so happy?

  • A047

    Thanks to Barrack Hussein Obama. You will go down in history as the worst President EVER! You and big corporate greed are running America into the toilet. Oh yeah..it’s going to get even worse. Greece X 100 worse. Better start preparing for the poop storm ASAP.

    • Nexus789

      The decline in the US started decades ago. In fact it really got going with Regan and his idiot polices. Then the stupidity has been built upon over the last thirty years by successive presidents – Republican and Democrat. Obama is merely the next one in line and he has done nothing to change course and is really following on from where Bush left of.

    • Nate Wright

      Yeah just what we need another racist who thinks the world was in a strong state economically before Obama, Grow up, racism played out with reel to reel audio players. Now it’s just a indication of ignorrance. Let me guess you think President Bush’s administration ended leaving a cushy situation for his replacement. We always look for someone to blame so the racist hats get put on, when we know the leaders and the wealthiest of the world have always been caucasian. But you rather blame the problems of America on Mexicans and Black decendents. Ridiculous, you mock Obama’s name, but who armed those countries and educated them, America!! A Muslim name doen’t make you a tyrant. Those countries didnt have a problem with America until America did what it always does, Get in others business!! Americans have killed more Americams than any foreign country in history. Yet, we are declaring war on America. I am a 23 year Navy Vet, and every foreign campaign that I have been involved in, well the weapons that were being used against the American soldiers—WERE MADE IN AMERICA!! The bunkers, they were hiding in were built to the specks learned in America! Obama, Mexicans, and Black people dont have the political power nor the financial status to support that market. So what ethnicity do you think is responsible for it. Oh and i don’t know of any major Roberto’s chains or harolds chicken stores moving off shore to further drain America. So which Ethnicity do you think own those companies, Exactly! So get off you racist pedestal and point the finger if in any direction, in the right direction. It’s 2012 at some point racist people have to admit that quote unquote “White America” ********* up America no one else. Like a wife that only wants her lying cheating husband to simply own up to his mistakes and take responsibilty. Hmmm! Racist people need learn from it regardless of your Etnicity.

  • Dave

    This “tiny elite” will be government employees, it has always been either that or a monarchy.

  • Anon E. Mous

    Anyone who is still filng is most likely doing so out of fear. The whole monetary system is nothing but TPF. Toilet Paper Fraud.

  • Kevin

    The problem was created by Free Trade agreements opening up the US market to slave labor manufactures duty free. The deficit in incomes was displaced with increases in the money supply most often facilitated with deficit spending and propelled by consumer debt.

    The idea that taxing the wealthy will drive their money from the US is a poor excuse. As long as 50 cent labor is available devoid of any civilized regulations employers and investors will go there. The system exists because of the abandonment of tariffs that previously leveled the playing field. At one time the US brought nations up; now their dragging us down.

    When the top tax rate was 91%, Wall Street and Banks were held apart with Glass-Stegall and organized labor had real industries (as in making things) to organize the system worked pretty well.

    1. Create wealth in the US
    2. Set forth policies that US consumers can consume W/O debt (increase in wages)
    3. Regulate Wall Street and it’s cousin the Banking sector (no it’s not an industry any more then a casino is an “industry”)
    4. Only spend what is taken in revenues

    • Nexus789

      Right ideas but no chance of ever implementing them no matter who you vote for as that is an illusion – there is no will of the people. It is the unelected and shadowy figures that lobby the bought government that decides policy. That will not change while the current model keeps on delivering massive profits for the elites in the image of Apple, GE, etc. Design some stuff in the US offshore manufacturing and then import back and make massive margins. In fact the excess margins these companies make are the billions of dollars that have been lost from the US economy in terms of jobs.

  • I haven’t had a raise in 4 years. I have 3 children who are grown (the youngest is 18). My ex-husband hasn’t worked except for about 2 years of his entire life. He lives off the system.. yes, he is a lazy bum and that is why we are divorced. I couldn’t afford my rent last year so I stayed at a friends home for about 6 months. Right now I’m staying with one of my sons. He is going off to college in September. I’ve just claimed bankruptcy, as I’ve had a lot of medical bills for one of my sons (born with mild cerebral palsey.. another reason for divorce). I won’t be able to get an apartment for at least a year, so I’m looking for a van to convert to a campervan or a class b van to live in. I suppose I can look at it as an adventure in some respects. I have always loved camping. However, I’m joining the ymca so I can make sure I can shower and keep myself healthy. I figure that if I’m in a campervan and the employment situation changes I can just go, rather than worry about breaking a lease, renting a truck, moving, finding another place… etc. I know I’ll have to be careful about where I park and stay. But, what else is there?? I live in an sub-urban area in the northwest. There are so many people here who just don’t get it. It is really sad. Thanks for listening. Proud Single MaMa.

    • Donald Wilson

      Becareful, wish you and your sons the best. Take care.

    • Nate Wright

      Please, plenty of people understand! R=that you don’t complain about your short comings you get off your ass and do something about it. There are just entirely to many people getting it done everyday for there to be anyone complaining ay all. the difference is they see short comings as a need for change, not a grounds for excuses. You have figure out what you want, find people doing it and copy them. Nine times out of ten your ex was a loser before you met him, a loser before you married him, and a loser before you got knocked up. And most likely you married him after you had a child. So that loser you still chose to marry. Yes people get it, just not the people you are accustom to. Life isnt that hard, You make a plan and put in in action. its the put it in action part that most people have a problem with. We all have the same potential in us. But its that small percentage that stay focused and take action. So younglady change your mindset, first get a plan and put it in action. Bitching about it and excuses dont get results. Hmmmmmm

  • I have to take issue with some of this. While you make some very fair points, it’s our own faults that the gap is becoming wider. We have a president who would rather put people on food stamps than create an environment that creates jobs. Something is seriously wrong with that picture. You have folks in Congress, like Nancy Pelosi, advocating unemployment, stating that it stimulates the economy. Utter nonsense.

    We have children who are living at home for longer periods of time, because they’re spoiled and lazy and don’t want to find a job. We have parents who continue to enable them to do so. Our kids are sitting in front of the tv or computer all day, instead of learning how to work with their hands or use their imaginations. I can’t believe how many men have no clue how to work on a car or fix things around the house. Or how many women, and men, can’t cook or handle the most basic physical chores. We have people in the workforce who do just the minimum required in order to stay under the radar and keep their job, while the others in the office pull all the weight.

    We’ve become a lazy society, and we’re willing to let the government, or our parents, take care of us, instead of getting off the couch and achieving our own success. And we have a government who’s more than willing to “take care” of us, in order to gain more control over everything we do. We can change the course, if we just stand up and say No More. Vote these people out of Congress and the White House, and take our country back.

    • pepper701

      Please read “Behind the Green Mask” and read about UN Agenda 21. This has been orchestrated. I have a small business that is being SQUASHED by regulations. YES we all need to stand up and impeach these people out of office. One step further prosecute them and the bankers. Then kick the UN and their agenda out of this Country.

    • Nexus789

      You really think one man can change direction. I don’t think so. He is merely the front for the people that really pull the strings. They (the elites) DON’T need to or even want to create jobs in America. US transnational corporations, banks, etc, are making massive profits doing what they are doing though off shoring, out sourcing, in sourcing cheap labour, etc. The American middle and working class has been sacrificed. You now have to compete with a global labour pool of a couple of billion Indians and Chinese.

  • Gary2

    The wealthiest 1 percent of all Americans own more wealth than the bottom 95 percent combined.

    Michael-how can you say that the rich are over taxed. By your own numbers they should be paying a 95% rate as they have more wealth and income than the bottom 95% combined. Sounds like a case of cognitive dissonance to me.

    Otherwise this is an excellent article.

    I am thinking along the lines of companies like Wal-mart needing to be broken up as well as the to big to be held accountable banking and financial houses..

    • knightowl77

      break up companies like WalMart???? Seriously, how will that help the poor????

      They will lose the ability to sell crap at low prices, and the poor will have to spend more of their limited money supply to buy the same amount they used to get before …

      How does that help the people that need help?

      • Gary2

        are you for or against monoploies? I guess that is the question. I always though that at least on paper there were anti trust laws.

    • Nate Wright

      The bottom line is We America are the problem not big companies like Wal-Mart (this is America) there isn’t a limit to your income gaining potential! No one forces Americans to buy made in china products, No one force American’s to buy Arco, Chervon, Shell gas, No forces Americans to buy toyota, honda, mitsubishi, we do it for the benefit of our own personal gain and needs. Just as does these big companies. WE pulled together as a country only when a global crisis occurs. The majority of middle class and below people do know or give a damn about how taxation works, But, they will blame The President, for any economic problem they encounter, the government will never resolve the health care issue “Never” because you can’t satisfy Americans. the healthcare option Obama is trying to put in place, may suck also but, he at least had the balls to try something. I come from a mindset- that “If you don’t have a solution to a problem, then don’t bitch about the solution someone else has presented” people Americans always bitch and complain but never have a solution. I remember the day Obama took office, racist America began immediately blaming the economic status of America on him and his administration. No the america isn’t going to shit because of the Rich or the decline in the middle class community. AMERICA IS GOING TO ****** BECAUSE OF AMERICAN’S, because Americans don’t truly give a damn about America, they give a damn about “Self” Hmmmmm!

  • MountainHome

    Another great list of the wrongs happening in America, but I don’t see anywhere in the article on how average Americans can correct the problem. Where is your suggestions to the problem of Big Government and Big Corporations?

    Great article, but give the reader guidance on solving the problem.

  • Second hand smoke

    Just being an elite is a mistake multiplyer.They can’t even see themselves to know they are diseased psychopaths on a suicidal course.Tiny dumbs dumbs in bomb shelters causing chaos and thinkng they are gods who can create from such.I can’t wait to see it all explode in their faces.I really can’t.The sixth day is ending and I’d like to see them try and stop it.This was all useless pain and BS anyway.Home is where the heart is.They have nothing.

  • DL

    We will get what we deserve.

  • An excellent post. People need to wake up to the truth. Many are wondering if the American people will ever wake up and return to the principles of life and liberty as expressed in the Declaration of Independence.

    Around 620 B.C. the prophet Habakkuk had a vision that at a distant time in the future the debtors would indeed awaken and would rise up against the proud oligarchs who have been looting the nations. I believe there is hope, that this prophecy will be fulfilled.

  • TruthSeeker

    That’s an excellent list…..pretty much all brought about by trickle down economics that hasn’t worked for 30+ years and never will. All it does is decimate the middle class and working poor and trickle the wealth to the ultra rich. Wake up and smell the coffee. This country is going to hell and it has nothing to do with Obama. He hasn’t been able to implement basically any of his ideas because he’s been blocked constantly by the far right wing GOP echo machine as seen on Fake News and Flush Bimbo. If it was up to them we’d all be working for $3 a day and return to the gilded age. Face it you are a surf unless you’re one of the top 2%. Start growing your own food and heaven forbid if you ever get sick you better die fast because healthcare is not an option if you have to pay for it yourself. Also don’t count on Social Security or Medicare (you know that money they’ve been taking out of your check for 30 years) you won’t get it if the GOP has their way….they want you to gamble on Wall Street and go on the open market and buy your own medical plan when you’re 75 and have a heart condition….good luck.

    • The Feudalist

      BS on Obama! He had a super majority is both houses when he took office so don’t go saying that he can do anything becase of the right wing and Fox News! That BS! The real “fake” news is CNN,MSNBC, and ABC News with all their leftist liberal propaganda!

      • Gary2

        You are correct that Obama blew it when he had the super majority. I beleive we could have had a new deal if he were really a progressive as opposed to a moderate republican.

        The problem we have is the DINO–dem in name only like Ben Nelson from Nebraska etc. You seem to suffer this in the republicn party also but have done a much better job voting them out than we have.

        None the less the point TruthSeeker makes is also very valid.

        Consider this-Canada refused to let Fox “news” have a base in Canada because they have a law that the news actually has to be news and it was determined that Fox is not news. Not even close. They have been called on the carpet backed up by evidence for thier BS that no one can say they are news.

  • Chris

    It is essentially the same in the UK. Michael is correct that the corporations don’t want competition because the fewer competitors the greater the profits. Remember the masses of company mergers in the 90s and beyond? It’s all been part of a long term plan.
    I can’t see how you can change your political system with the two existing parties that you have which are both responsible for the current decline of the USA. It’s a game of musical chairs but the number of chairs remains the same. The USA and the UK need to form new additional political parties that the people feel represent them.

  • Donald Wilson

    What will ultimately happen and its unfortunate after the economic collapse a revolution will follow. Buckle up it will be one hell of a ride. Good luck.

  • TruthSeeker

    ….whoops I guess it’s still there…sorry about that.

  • T

    Globalization is a right wing idea and the wrong thing to do. In a National model businesses employee workers and pay taxes local in the nation. When times are good employment is up and companies need to pay more to compete for employees. So employees share in the prosperity. As income goes up both personal and business tax revenues go up and the Government has more money as well. More prosperity for workers means more disposable income and thus more purchases of goods and services and the system works as it should.
    Under the Global model when times are good for business they will not be sharing the wealth with local workers, as they employ workers from offshore. Government will not share in the prosperity because the businesses pay taxes in another low tax Nation. This model does not work for the people or for their Nation. The Global model allows Business to make money by exploiting cheap, slave, labor and save taxes by setting up head offices in low taxation Nations. Business is not paying it’s fair share of taxes or fair wages either so it is no wonder that their incomes are going up while everyone else’s are going down. On top of this Governments are harmonizing laws and regulations so Business can operate under the same rules everywhere. These harmonizations translate into accepting the lowest standard. Why should Nations give up on their standards. Our Nations were designed to be democratic and represent our desires. Why are we giving up our sovereignty so Business can have even more. The Global model will result in all Nations being forced to accept the same cookie cutter Nation mold. In the end Globalization will result in Global government and the end of the sovereignty of Nations. Free Trade is not free and it’s destroying our citizens and our Country. It only benefits the rich and hurts everyone else. It’s time to stop this now while we still have a chance to do so.

    • It’s far to late to stop this…they have already posioned our food with things like High Fructose Corn Syrup (which is in just about everything we eat & drink) which causes things like High Cholesteral & Sugar Dibetes, Then they turned around and sold us drugs to help keep us alive so long as we take their drugs on a daily basis. How many people do you know taking meds daily to stay alive? Lipitor & Insulin are what they call mantinance drugs, take them daily or die, they offer no cure for the poision they feed us. Maybe one day in the not so distant future they will take our maintance drugs away and watch us rapidly start dying off.

      • chris

        and dont forget aspartame which breaks down in the body to formaldehyde, wood alcohol, a deadly poison, every time u eat, drink, chew, or feed it to ur kids.

  • t man

    An educated middle class with assets and savings is a threat to a budding plutocracy. Things are the way they are despite whether your puppet pretends to be a Republican or a Democrat. Their goal is to make you so poor that you will beg the Big Gov for food. Ideas of patriotism and nationalism quickly fade when your biggest fear is whether or not you can feed your children much less yourselves. I do not believe that greed was the only factor contributing to the chaos, I beleive in a much more diabolical plan.

  • Gay Veteran

    “…So what is the solution?
    Well, many liberals claim that the solution is to tax the wealthy and redistribute their money to the poor.
    But that is definitely not the answer….”

    Well, many conservativess claim that the solution is to CUT taxes for the wealthy and corporations.

    But that is definitely not the answer either.

    “We can have concentrated wealth in the hands of a few or we can have democracy. But we cannot have both.” (Justice Louis Brandeis)

    • Gary2

      We have cut taxes on the wealthy and corporations all through bush and even Obama. It does not work. Time to tax and redistribute and put money from the rich and corporations into peoples pockets who will then spend it and create demand and more jobs!

      • SandraO

        The Democrat Communists want two social classes in America much like what exists in most Communist countries in the world such as Cuba: (1) the huge underclass who are poor and completely dependent on government handouts, and (2) the few thousand Democrat Communist Party elite who live like royalty. It’s happening right before our eyes!

        • Gary2

          no one ever said we want to be like Cuba and be communist. This is simply a figment of your imagination fueled by a steady stream of fox and rush propaganda.

          We currectly have a tiny elite in this country and a vast underclass of poor and a shrinking middle class. This is the reason for the OWS 99% movement.

          I would think that no matter ones political leanings the extremly uneven distribution of wealth and income does not make for a good society. 93% of the gains in wealth and income from 2010 have gone to the top 1%. This is totally absurd and a bad thing for our demoracy. (whats left of it)

  • Elainee P.

    There exist in the UN a group of elitist whose plan is to destroy the US, the only bastion of freedom left in this world, other than Israel.In their little pea brained minds they think they have it all figured out.But what they don’t know is everything they are doing is just like reading the book of Revelation in GOD’s Holy Bible.Judgment is coming to America and JESUS CHRIST is soon coming for those whom he calls his own.I can hardly wait.

    • Nexus789

      The US is verging on becoming a dictatorship, the constitution has holes shot through it and the voting system is a farce in place to maintain the illusion of Democratic choice. The US has no political plurality is not a democracy it more like a Plutocracy, or Kleptocracy or even a Kakistocracy. The US and Israel are hardly bastions of freedom.

  • A Dodgy Bloke

    I would urge people to look at what is happing in Greece and Spain right now, it’s coming here ready or not. Prescriptions, and medical attention are getting harder to get homelessness and crime is rampant. Small businesses are closing in mass unemployment is rising and getting higher. You will soon see real hunger in Greece. Greece is dying the welfare state is dying. Spain and the other “Club Med” nations as well as the rest of Europe are not far behind.

    I’ve come to the conclusion people are simply not waking up fast enough to avoid disaster. To many people get thier information from the boob tube, and the MSM. The MSM are LYING to you full of happy talk of a “recovery” or puppies with wet noses. Some people are vaguely aware something is wrong but they can’t put thier finger on it. Most people are happy as long as they have a job and gas stays under $6.00 a gallon.

  • Those who insist on the work ethic should remember the point of working is to earn your keep. Employers are not willing to pay a living wage, only a slave wage leading ever downward. You never hear the term “gainful employment” anymore. It is more a matter of survival than gain. People who still have jobs are working their butts off and still losing their homes and lots more thanks to predator corporations and crooked courts.

  • I saw this coming after the multi-adulterous, wife and political party swapping Ronald Reagan became president: I was 18 at that time. I vowed to work only as much as I needed (poverty level income)to keep myself from contributing to the MIC (military Industrial Complex) the U.S.A. has become. I decided to not bring a child into the world today (child abuse), as the world already has more than it can sustain; nor did I want them to become Kissinger “stupid soldiers”, to be used as cannon fodder for the elites agenda.

    In prdsnglmama’s comment she talks about wanting to live out of a converted van, which is what I have been doing. Knowing full well that chasing the “American Dream”, the second word is its reality. Enjoying the time as I deem instead of slaving away at a job most people hate to acquire possessions, knowing I can only take memories with me after I die.

    We all must make daily choices in life with some lasting an eternity; I’m thankful I have chosen wisely. It’s a shame more didn’t think through the consequences of the choices they made, then they wouldn’t be in the predicament they now face.

  • Neo1

    A Banksters worst nightmare, forced to Return to Real Money=United States Note=Lawful Money. The real reason you pay an income tax, is for the privilege of using a private currency. Also known As A: Federal Reserve Note Demand from your bank or brokerage, lawful money and the tax goes away, with a tax exemption on lawful money, all of your money is yours.
    Tax Exemption: http://stormthunder.com/federal-reserve-act/
    Web search these four different phrases: Redeemed in Lawful Money or United States Note or Redeemed in Lawful Money Pursuant to Title 12 USC §411 or deposited for credit on account or exchanged for non-negotiable federal reserve notes of face value

  • The Oracle

    “It is only human nature not to work hard when you have someone else willing to take care of you.”

    This is so true, especially here in Australia the way the government gives easy ‘sit-down’ money to Aborigines. The fact there are two sets of welfare rules, one for whites and one far more generous system for ‘indigenous’ Australians is a form of racism that is eroding Aboriginal culture. Take away a people’s need to work and is it any wonder Australian Aboriginals are over-represented in Australia’s prison system and diabetes numbers.

  • T

    There will be no revolution, the Elite will win and we the people will become slaves with no rights and no voice. Just look at the Republican primaries and you can see it is business as usual. Romney is leading and G H Bush comes out in support of him and still the masses do not get it. He is part of the Elite and will continue the destruction of this once Great Country. We should be marching in the streets protesting the carnage that has befallen our fellow citizens. Sadly the Elite have their candidates in place and one more term is all they really need to complete the deconstruction of this Nation. Ron Paul, our best option to stop this madness, languishes far behind the Elite’s puppets. No the end is here, the flame of Liberty and Freedom will go out without a fight and the world will belong to it’s conquerers, the Elite.

  • Georgiaboy61

    Let us assume that the premise of the article is correct, that the U.S. is headed towards a system in which a tiny minority at the top prospers, while the vast majority struggle to exist from day to day. The middle class will essentially become extinct. Why would the global elites, and our own, for that matter, desire such a system? The answer is simple: breaking the middle class and forcing formerly prosperous people into a harsher existence assures that they will be so preoccupied with daily survival that they will not have the time or energy to challenge their overlords… and will be grateful for the table scraps that they receive. In short, poor people make better slaves.

  • Lawrence

    I’m going to say that I’m a bit confused.

    #1 At one point you say: “Well, many liberals claim that the solution is to tax the wealthy and redistribute their money to the poor. But that is definitely not the answer.”

    #2 But later you say: “We need wealth and power to be spread out into millions and millions of hands.”
    That sounds quite Socialist to me. Are you promoting Socialism in that statement?

    #3 You also say “So redistributing wealth is not going to be good for society as a whole.  It penalizes being productive and it rewards being lazy.”
    This contradicts #2, which contradicts #1.

    #4 “And our tax system is already way too oppressive for those that honestly pay their taxes.”
    The problem is not with the amount of the tax, but the government’s waste of it. In addition to that, the government could use a different income and sales tax scheme that would bring in the same income but not oppress the poorest of us.

    #5 “I was quite lazy and I probably would have been more than happy to sit at home and collect government checks.”
    Some jobless people MIGHT feel that way, but I can assure you that more people than not WANT to work, WANT to be productive, WANT to be proud of the work that they do. Should we not help those people back on their feet?

    #6 “It is only human nature not to work hard when you have someone else willing to take care of you.”
    If this statement were true, then we wouldn’t have the word “lazy.”

    #7 Your belief of what would happen if we more taxed the wealthy and redistributed to the poor: “That would give the wealthy more of an incentive to take their wealth and their businesses out of the United States, and it would give the poor more of an incentive to sit around and not work.”
    So why not tax the rich and give that money to the poor WORKING people, for example as a work incentive.

    #8 “29% tax” and “working 107 days” (106) is the same thing, so why reiterate?
    Taxes are necessary to support government; a government which is commissioned to facilitate our basic infrastructure: police, fire, transportation, basic energy delivery, and the care of the elderly and disabled. Without taxes, how do we pay for that?

    #9 “…the real answer is to break up big government and to break up the big corporations and promote competition in our economy once again.”
    Without a government of substantial size and power, no one else would ever be able to break up big corporations, and big corporations have NO incentive to do so on their own. Only a government can break up a big corporation, and if the govt is broken down, then the corporation will not be.

    #10 “We need a system that tremendously encourages small businesses instead of absolutely crushing them.”
    Who do you suppose should encourage small businesses? Large corporations would not do that, therefore only government would have the incentive AND the ability to do so. With the elimination of “big” government, no power remains to help encourage small businesses.

    #11 “We need dozens of competitors in most industries instead of just a handful.”
    How does a small business with a $100k yearly budget manage to compete with a $1b company? Who levels that playing field?

    #12 “We need to empower average Americans to be their own bosses instead of being dependent on big government and big corporations.”
    So how does an American start and run a business when they are living paycheck to paycheck? Where do the extra resources, capital and time come from?

    #13 “We need a system that gives “the little guy” a fighting chance.”
    Who, do you suppose, would give “the little guy” a fighting change, other than government? Big corporations will not.

    #14 “It could be done if the American people were willing to reign in big government and the big corporations.”
    I want you to understand that I don’t necessarily believe in a big, bloated, wasteful government, but once again, without government, who will help the little guy, the little guy who WANTS to work hard, who WANTS a small business, who WANTS to do for himself? “The little guy” needs a fighting chance, but who gives that to him?

    This is my brief response to some of your points. Ultimately I want to ask the question of how it would be possible to get rid of both big government and big corporations. Historically it has taken the power and push of big government to break up big corporations and monopolies.

    Maybe here are some ideas:

    1. A leaner, meaner, harder working, non-political, nonpartisan, and non-religious government. (Breaking down “big” government)
    2. Tax the rich, and give to the hard-working poor. (Giving “the little guy” a fighting chance)
    3. Tax corporations HIGHLY for sending jobs out of the U.S. to such a degree that it costs the same, or less, to just keep the job in the U.S.
    4. Proper regulation of corporations, greater accountability and stronger laws (with real, substantial punishment for corporate law-breaking, like real prison time in bunks next to the killers and rapists. That would be good enough reason for execs to stay out of prison)
    5. Reevaluation of both income taxes and sales tax to better reflect cost of living and how those taxes affect a person’s ability to survive.

    Although i wanted to do so, i apologize that I was not able to respond to any of the commenters. I can assure you that I really wanted to do so. If you made it through this, thank you for reading.

    • Michael

      No, I am definitely not advocating socialism.

      What I am advocating is free market capitalism that restricts both big government and big corporations.


      • Gary2

        Tax the rich, and give to the hard-working poor. (Giving “the little guy” a fighting chance)

        You got that right! Tax the rich scum and redistribute.

  • Nexus789

    Actually I think you are totally wrong. Been reading too much of that retarded Norquist idiot with his stupid no tax cuts pledge. Paying tax is part of a ‘social contract’ we all enter into as we all belong to a society where we need to have some way of making society wide decisions about investing in key things we share in and all benefit from – if we don’t it all breaks down. It is also legitimate economic policy to change the tax take through economic cycles to balance economic activity. The US has not done this and perversely has reduced tax rates when the prudent action would have been to put them up for a period of time.

    So how does the businessman get his goods to market…along roads paid for by the tax payer…consistent power supplies from infrastructure paid for by the tax payer…educated workers from schools and Universities funded by the tax payer…clean water, waste disposal and sewage paid for by the tax payer, etc. None of these things would have been put in place by individuals or corporations with the exception of some philanthropic individuals but they could not fund the national freeway system or ports, airports, etc.

    The wealthy are now doing two things. Firstly, they are intent on ‘stealing’ those public assets as the public sector goes broke sells them off and then the banks sells them back to the public – get the suckers to pay for them again. Also they won’t invest in new assets but will simply ‘sweat’ the current ones so that roads, rail, power, etc will continue to decline while the cost of replacing those assets runs into Trillions and, secondly, they are ‘free riding’ society in the sense they are not contributing to the cohesion of society via an equitable contribution of taxes and finally, they are using their influence to have public monies spent on things that are of little use to the vast majority of the population – wars, military equipment, etc. To say that wealthy people work less harder if they pay more tax is utter bollocks.

    The media does a good job in the US of getting the average semi conscious person to think selfishly and support the notion that the ‘wealth creators’ are somehow special and should receive yet more, or that magically money will ‘trickle down’ via the mantra of supply side economics. All of this is bollocks. Given that nothing will change the outcome will be eventual collapse as the US middle and working class cannot pay as they are struggling to earn and the eventually debt that is being used to support the unemployed will dry up via a funding crisis.

    So, if all sectors of society fail to contribute equitably then the system will collapse – not maybe but will.

    • dubbs

      and Nexus, the WORST PART??? Many of those “so called job creators” use the threat of NOT creating jobs( as well as backhand bribes to the politicians) to force LESS taxes from their businesses, while raking in BIG profits!!!

    • Gary2

      good post. I am sure the average conservative does not get a thing you said but I think its spot on.

  • Main problems are government under control of foreign country in Middle east-not Muslim.Also banking is crooked as is fed reserve.Need gold standard.

  • chris

    Sounds like a pretty good solution to me without growing the power of government. I can’t accept that the only solution to overly powerful corporations is Socialism.

  • Jason

    I’ll keep my day government job and my night time gun shop job thank me very much.

    JJ The Fed

  • a rather delusional article.
    True, the “godlike” Founder (genuflect) had stricter laws on business practices, but their god-less and Christ-less Republic of Man, founded on esoteric and largely masonic principles, led the the problems, as every man became their own god and decider (thanks Luther)and the devolving downward. Your last sentence will ead us right back to where we are now, circular and likely a whole lot faster. There is a system for and about the little guy, Distributism. Capitalism always works hand in had with The State….it helped fund communism too and much of the Fabian socialism…..
    Interestingly, in the Middle Ages-by far NOT a dark ages at all, a man farmed and artist arted about 2-3 days a yr for the lord of the manor and/or Church, whoever owned the land. Now we are “free” and man has less time, money,etc and works 5+ months a yr for taxes, not including the devalued dollar. The hidden tax of inflation.Usury then was illegal. Man had little direct dealings with the lord/king…get a copy of John Medaille’s first book: http://www.amazon.com/Vocation-Business-Social-Justice-Marketplace/dp/0826428096

    Think of the creativity in the Middle Ages-and now…..who really is darker? Work then 2-3 days, or now, 5+ months, driving distances to work to be a wage slave-who is freer?

  • TxMongoose

    I agree whole heartedly that this country is going down the crapper. This is not a (D) or (R) issue, it is both. They are players of the same coin, just different means to achieve a similar goal.

    But the elites need to remember…the poor have been the ones throughout history to overthrow them, and usually in a not so nice manner.

    History repeats itself, and the average age of an empire is 200 years…the US is over due and the TPTB are making sure we go down with a bang and not a gentle thud.

    Hope for the best, prepare for the rest. God bless the REAL USA, the Republic, one Nation, under God….not the United Socialist State of Amerika under Obama.

  • Kudos American Dream: Well crafted and superbly documented.

    Our great leader President Obama has facilitated the Muslim Brotherhood control of Libya and Egypt. The MB is on-a-roll thrughout North Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere in the world.

    The Arab Spring has sprung and a Burka’s R US store is coming to a Sharia mall near you


    Right on American Dream – WRITE ON!

    Cordially, Yoda@magnifiedview.com
    P.S.: “May you live in interesting times.” Ancient Chinese curse.

  • mondobeyondo

    Americans will start waking up to the reality when the noose gets tight enough. The Greeks, Italians and Spaniards already realize this. That’s why they’re taking to the streets and throwing Molotov cocktails.

    Things are still relatively good in the U.S. Our refrigerators are full, our tummies are full, and we can watch college basketball on our 52 inch HDTV’s. We aren’t suffering like “they” are. We will be, though. (fake Yoda type voice): You…WIIILLL.. be.

  • Steve

    Kind of a bogus argument.
    Sure the middle class has shrunk since 1970… look at all the 3rd-world foreign, fertile, unskilled hungry mouths that have flooded our shores and increased our population over the last 42 years. Most of them were poor when they got here, are still poor now, will remain poor, breeding like rabbits, demanding welfare from cradle to grave, and continuing to increase the number of the lowest class. Our immigration policy has ensured that the USA will become – no, HAS become, a 3rd-world banana republic.
    You want to increase the number of middle class Americans, then start shipping the 20-30+ million illegal parasites in this country back where they came from, and put our troops on the border to keep ’em out!

    • Gary2

      agreed kick the illegals out for good. The last thing we need is more unskilled labor. We have too much here already.

      There are many progressives like me who are of a kick the MF out just like Steve said. Do not lump all of us progressives into the let anyone in camp, even though there are unfortunatly a lot of them who believe it is a good idea.

      When ever a progressive brings up immigration I simply change the topic to the economy and defeating conservatives as being first and foremost. I tell them we can revisit the immigration later hoping they will let it go. I do notice Obama deporting more than bush did.

  • dubbs

    WELL- keep voting for “union hating”, “don’t need no minimum wage”, LESS Gov’t, more Private major corporation control REPUBLICANS- funny, but in the LAST 30 yrs, where the GOP has dominated, the lifestyles of the avg. americans have gotten WORSE. “but” as long as the GOP can instill FEAR of minorities and immigrants, and pledge to wage war against the 3rd world Non christians- all to the background twang of the latest syrupy country western tune- Joe “real american” will continue to vote for the people sliding the noose aroudn their necks….

    • Gary2

      Excellent points. You are 100% correct in everything you said. All a republican needs to say is they are pro life and the low information dolts who they screw will vote for them everytime no questions asked. This is a fact that I have seen with my own two eyes.

  • whoisbiggles

    One of the less well known problems is that America exports inflation and China exports unemployment.
    If the value of the Yuan was to rise to its true value their exports would become less competitive.
    Maybe its time to force revaluation of the Yuan by the US doubling its value when exchanging for USD.

    • Gary2

      excellent point! I had not thought of that before regarding the exportation of inflation etc. Thats a very interesting way of looking at the issue.

  • JR

    Obama signs broccoli mandate
    WASHINGTON, DC (Rooters) –
    By J. Horsesnort, Associated Presstitutes
    April 12, 2013

    By a vote of 219 to 212, the newly re-elected Speaker of the House, Nancy Peulousy and her Democrat dominated House of Representatives passed the Broccoli Reform Bill, mandating all United States citizens to purchase – and eat – at least 5 tons of broccoli per year. Members of the current Congress were exempted from this requirement on page 8,432 of the measure, as were all unions contributing to the “Re-elect Obama for a Third Term” campaign, which kicked off the day after President Obama was sworn in three months ago. While no one in the recently re-elected Democratic Congress has actually read the bill yet, Speaker Peulousy indicated that the measure will cover the estimated 32 million Americans who currently do not have full broccoli coverage on their dinner plates. Low income individuals – primarily anyone who does not work for the government – will receive supplemental broccoli coverage, similar to the widely popular SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Plan) from the USDA, and its new sister plan, the U.N. mandated Supplemental Carrot Assistance Treaty (SCAT). The estimated cost of the reform over the next 10 years is currently expected to be $940 billion, which will be revised in three months time to $8,937 billion. A senior Obama administration official was quick to comment on this total expenditure, noting “Yes, this is a relatively large amount, but it is nothing we can’t print our way out of. Besides, even the revised figure is only 10% of the total cost of Michelle Obama’s last no-frills vacation, where she rented out the country of Lichtenstein for herself and 800 of her Chicago cronies.”

    Starting in 2016, individuals would be required to purchase broccoli coverage or face a fine of up to $695 or 2.5 percent of income, whichever is greater. The plan includes a hardship exemption for cauliflower eaters as well as a CO2/global warming exemption for those who get gas from broccoli. A “white folks” tanning bed tax of 10 percent would raise $2.7 billion between 2010 and 2019, and the administration is currently considering ways to tax those getting a tan outside from the sun. Companies with more than 50 employees will be required to pay the 10.9%: Broccoli Part A (broccoli insurance) tax rate, which will be increased by 12.35 percent per year. Kale and rutabaga eaters will be exempted up to 10% of their annual income per the “In Lieu Vegetable Rule,” as long as the kale or rutabagas are Monsanto approved.

    In related news, the Obama administration’s Broccoli Czar, Brachia Corrumpere, announced a $2 billion dollar government grant on Tuesday for a new solar powered broccoli factory, Broclyndra, to be located in Chicago. The newly appointed CEO, “Don” Corzini, stated from his head office in Antigua that a new $735 million state-of-the-art robotic plant will utilize tax dollars from the rich by composting them, and using as fertilizer. Said Corzini “With our dollar already in the toilet, this is a truly fitting use for all that ‘extra’ money.”

    • Gary2

      Funny but everyone needs healthcare ay some point but no one needs broccoli. That is the problem with simplistic conservative arguements, they do not let reality intrude and rain on their parade.

      Reality has a well known liberal bias…

  • stonelifter

    A lot of these things can be explained by immigration. We have imported large numbers of unskilled workers and of course that means the total number of poor people have gone up and the middle class has shrunk by comparison. It also means there are more American born citizens out of work as those immigrants have taken jobs. The hardest hit is young men who would have in times pass started off as low end manual labors and moved up as their work experience grew

    • T

      That is only a small part of the problem. The bigger problem is Corporations are closing profitable factories and shipping the production to 3rd World low wage, slave labor, factories. So with the big tax breaks given to Corporations they no longer pay their fair share of taxes here, nor do they employee many Americans either. But they still maintain the privilege to sell their goods here and take our money out of the Country. The Middle Class is disappearing because their jobs are disappearing. That means less taxes paid to the Government and lower house prices as even fewer people have the earnings to afford to buy homes.
      Free Trade is all about Free labor, well almost free at 70 cents an hour and a 12 to 18 hour day. Corporations are exploiting the poor in order to make more money. Hey I can go to Mexico or China and buy items at cheap prices but I will have to pay customs and duty on those items. Corporations can buy those items, not pay any customs or duty and then sell them here for a profit. That is lazy business at it’s best. Why can’t I buy those items cheaply? Because it will hurt the local business. But they can buy them and dump American labor and gut the economy and that is ok? Business runs this Country now, they pay the money for Candidates like Romney, Perry, Santorum and Gigrich to run and once elected these Politicians will repay their business friends by enacting further Corporate/Elite friendly legislation.

      • Gary2

        amen brother spot on.

  • T

    TxMongoose: Yes the Elite know that we could overthrow them and that we might stop their Globalist plans. That is why the US government, DHS, has accumulated 450 million Hollow point bullets. That is one for everyone of us and a few to spare. Then there are all the prisons they have built and residential units that are also prisons. The huge stockpile of multiple body caskets they have in storage. Oh yea looks like they got their ducks in order. As Scarface so aptly noted, ” In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power…” We’ve already lost the war, our government, our freedom, our jobs, our houses and soon our lives. Most of us, unfortunately won’t realize this until DHS has them lined up against the wall with a hollow point aimed between their bulging eyes.

  • mondobeyondo

    Let’s look at Mexico. Nice country, friendly people, great scenery, etc.
    It’s also a country where Carlos Slim Herrera is one of the richest people in the world, and the majority of the population struggle to live on $2.00 a day.

    If one country has a relatively wealthy population and a demand (the USA), and another has a poor population and an ample supply for that demand (Mexico), the population with the supply will do almost anything to satisfy that demand. They will bribe the police. They will kill innocent people. They will even kill their brothers. Remember, the suppliers of this commodity that the wealthy country so desires, are living on $2.00 a day.

    What is this commodity? ILLEGAL DRUGS.

    If the people in charge of the Zetas and other Mexican drug cartels gain maximum power and influence, then they can boast that they are among the wealthy. Not like Carlos Slim wealthy perhaps, but good enough.

  • Colin

    1.) There is a thing called ALEC. ALEC is an acronym for the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC is supported by major corporations and trade associations, and is instrumental in writing bills that are being legislated into laws by Republican-dominated governments. This lobbying body is actively changing our rights as citizens of this country.

    Here is a wikipedia article on this organization:


    Here is a watchdog site:


    2.) In California, the University of California is proposing to freeze enrollments in the spring of 2013 to stall the rising cost of tuition. Why is this system and other systems in the nation raising its tuition costs? It is because the states are reducing their funding for the state colleges and universities. The states do not raise funding when the economy is good, so this amount keeps decreasing with each economic crisis. I know that some on the right blame the ‘entitlement society’ for the raising cost of tuition, and a smaller number believe it is snobbery for people to want a college degree. The real issue is that the revenue stream for states is decreasing because of people working less and people and corporations finding ways to not pay taxes. I believe that education will become a luxury for many, and that the poor will be given an education that give them what is needed for their jobs and no more.

  • Frank

    “Well, many liberals claim that the solution is to tax the wealthy and redistribute their money to the poor.But that is definitely not the answer.
    That would give the wealthy more of an incentive to take their wealth and their businesses out of the United States, and it would give the poor more of an incentive to sit around and not work.”

    Actually, that IS the answer. (Or part of it, at least. I concur with breaking up corporate power.)

    Warren Buffett has hit the nail on the head when he exposes the low taxes paid by the top 1%, as opposed to the remainder 99%.

    “…and it would give the poor more of an incentive to sit around and not work.”

    That remark is as offensive and ridiculous as you can possibly get. If that were true, then the poor already wouldn’t be working?!!!

    Sorry, but your thesis was going well until you became an apologist for the 1% who are not paying their fair share. You’ve identified the problem – but have gone of on a tangeant to offer a solution.

  • Gil

    Who gives a crap as to what the “founding fathers” wanted? Seriously? They had no problems with cheap labour as they important worker from Africa. They fought a war against a laissez-faire king and afterwards taxes were tripled, Washington sent the army to crush a tax rebellion and Jefferson made an illegal land grab. It was more of a coup d’etat than a true Revolution. If you want a free, laissez-faire country then say so – don’t appeal to slave-owning dictators.

    • chris


  • Brent

    This article mistakes the symptoms for the illness.
    It is our monetary policy (central bank) that has created this mess.
    In addition, our status as the reserve currency is responsible for the artificially high value of american currency which has lead to the off shoring of jobs, allowing a negative balance of trade, and encouraging over consumption.

    We are are growing poor because we have corrupt, non-free-market monetary system, combined with the abandonment of intrinsic commodity based sound money. Further, Americans have lost the ability to save. We crave instant satisfaction instead of delayed gratification. We consume instead of build capital.

  • MAM

    Interesting. I got to this article via LewRockwell.com. Interestingly, the Austrian’s tend to regard the father of wealth concentration, J.D. Rockefellar as the poster child of free market economics. While this may be true when he was helping the oil industry mature, it wasn’t true in his later life. In fact I consider him the greatest socialist. He successfully ran a command control economy the best portion of his life. Then near the end, he took the skills learned to a higher level which was control of the entire economy and society via the banking and political system.

    Personally, I could care less how wealthy one is just so they earn it by helping provide goods/services and not by creating and controlling public institutions.

  • It is almost impossible to come up with a system that will help the middle class and the poor if it does not involve changing the tax structure for the rich. the rich have too much money and power and they use that money and power to keep them rich and the masses poor.

    You cannot break up corporations unless you take these corporations away from the rich, but you seem to suggest that the masses have some power to make that happen. The poor and the masses cannot break up mega-corporations to level the playing field. Only the government can do that. Government (whether big or small) is irrelevant. Government needs to be removed from under the thumb of corporate special interest that dictate the policies that subject the masses.

    good points in the article but your solution is severely flawed.

  • Wiley Robinson

    Start with local zoning laws, which are designed to benifit your local wealthy landholders. Zoning laws aren’t really about keeping your neighbor from restoring an old car in front of his house, they are designed to drive all buisness to designated “buisness districts” where anyone wanting start a buisness must rent from your local elite at inflated prices that drives up the value of their commercial real estate. Yea, the whole thing is rigged from the local level to the federal level.

    Best way to get around it is to violate the laws. If all of us did it, the laws would become unenforcable. So run a clandestine buisness out of your garage (lots of us do, it’s called “ebay”).


    Most Americans are too busy trying to feed their families and pay their bills to understand the what is happening to their freedoms and how the corrupt Obama is destroying our Republic.
    The other lot of Americans just dont care about politics, believing that others are better qualified to select their president for them.
    The last lot are the low IQ population, the ones that believe what their union tells them, or what lies the talking head on NBC is spreading.
    Together, these people add up to 90% of the eligible voters. This is why we ended up with an idiot like Obama for our President.
    Until we wrest the public and private schools from the hands of Communism, we will continue to elect jerks like Obama. Until we have a voting public with an IQ above 120, we will see that the idiots in society are the ones electing the communists to office. There are over 75 admitted card carrying Communists serving in Congress today!!! How is this possible–and why are these commies free and not in prison ?

    As long as the idiots are electing other idiots, men like Obama will rule over the US like a Tyrant.

    • Earl Bodford

      Republican policies directly lead to income inequality.

  • chris

    dont be so sure that people who get money from the government are lazy. thats a ridiculous notion.

  • chris

    do u REALLY believe that poor ppl who get govt money lay around and dont work and laff it up?

  • Unimportant

    You humans are a bizarre race of creatures. Such intelligence, such imagination; but plagued with irrationality. It affects your perception, diminishes any rational forsight a creature of such intelligence should be utilizing to solve problems, or at least provide answers.

    All the blaming of one another for all the problems. You are right to blame humans, but wrong to direct that blame towards specific groups of humans. Minorities? Liberals? Politicians? Rich? Poor? No. Wrong. It is all of you.

    What has happened on this planet happens on every planet capable of supporting life. A race of creatures evolves neurologically faster than all other competing creatures on the same planet. Eventually the evolution of the species favors the individuals who recognize the advantage of cooperative existence, and civilizations are established in pockets across the planet. Resources then become easily available for all members. Your main mistake was made when even the weak were protected and allowed to flourish. Regardless, the advantage gained grows astronomically, as does the population, until resources thin and inevitably fail to meet the life demands of all members of the dominant race.

    Resource hording is the beginning of the end. That is the stage of the cycle you all are experiencing now at the time of this communication, and the only stage when we intervene via transcribed communication to the populations, and by direct contact with your leaders. 3 generations, approximately, is what you have left on this planet before thinning occurs. Then you all will have something very real to complain about… in the end, conditions will be so poor that you will eat each other.

    You have over-populated your planet beyond a controllable number. You have no central leadership capable of enforcing rational, effective measures to ensure your numbers drop and stay in check in the future. Instead, you all think irrationally, ignorantly blame others for the problems you are all beginning to face, and via the knotted, disorganized chain of authority and leadership, you set out only to benefit the individual and diminish the quality of existence for the others around you… and yet you accomplish nothing towards saving and maintaining your species. It is quite illogical.

    Your race can only be saved by logic. Logical thinkers, the righteous, fair-minded, conscientious, genius. These are the labels you give to the individuals capable of saving your race. A great civil rebellion across multiple populations must ensue and societal power must be given to logic. Not culture, not morals, not values, not religions, only logic can save you.

    Your religions are moot and will do nothing for you in death. They are merely tools YOU yourselves invented long ago in order to control each other through deception, irrationallity and fear. Religions are in fact, causing the majority of problems for your species. Not directly, but by projecting morals and values onto those around you and punishing those not in agreement… it makes you all think youve accomplished something towards helping your species when in reality, youve done nothing helpful for humans, only appeased specific groups of humans and caused insult and injury to others. This does absolutely nothing but diminish the quality of life for you all.

    Only the individual is considered, never the species. It is completely illogical to think this helps any of you in the long run.

    What you believe your religions do for you can only be achieved through logic. It is logical to make peace with those around you, have peaceful interactions, to be kind, to be happy. Illogical to be cruel. To hate. It will only diminish the quality of existence for both the hated and those who hate. Hatred is caused by insult and injury to ones own life, insult and injury is brought on by a lack of control. All creatures need to be able to have control of their own lives, but with such high numbers, this is impossible for your kind. Compounding this problem, you have placed control of your own lives into the hands of a currupt entity that has mutated beyond its original intentions and purpose of serving, leading, and creating order for your various individual populations. This entity, (and most others like it) now towards the end of your existence, has evolved to only preserve itself, and fool the population into thinking they need this entity for safety and order, when in reality it enslaves you and wastes your ever thinning resources even more. It protects you from nothing. It is more disorganzied than the population it controls. This entity then aligns itself with the small portion of the population who monopolize and horde the most resources. This way, horded resources equal power, and those with just enough to get by will be forced to enslave themselves for their limited rations, and have no time or drive to realize that, for your species at this point in time, resources do not necessarily equal power, they only equal power within the civilization youve created, which you have the freewill to either foolishly honor and continue to preserve… or to free yourselves from the self destruction and oppression. Any individual can secretely seek to destroy those who selfishly control your lives, who opress you, who horde and monopolize, who enslave, who are unjust, unfair, greedy, selfish, and corrupt. Destroy the illogical. Preserve logic.

    Level the distribution of resources for every member of your race. Do not allow the weak to survive. The weak defy logic and under the guise of their weakness, they do nothing but plot and scheme to over-power those around them who are more fit then they are. They have been insulted from birth, but would otherwise be eliminated before they are able to affect those who are fit. When you first flourished, that’s how it was. Resources were indeed, shared. Your biggest mistake was made when you began allowing the weak to flourish. Every member of a civilization must do their fair share. The weak are inevitable genetic mistakes/incompatibilities we could not have prevented. That is why we designed life to favor the fit and eliminate the weak. You cannot defy logic and survive. You were right to share resources, but wrong to allow the weak to flourish. The weak are now the very individuals who enslave the fit. The corrupt, the greedy, the horders. They all must be eliminated. Theyre way of life must be prohibited. Excessiveness is illogical in a cooperative population. Your race is now dependent on a cooperative civilization; it does not, however, need excessiveness to survive. One way of livng must be eliminated. The choice is obvious.

    Once resource hording is abolished, you must control your numbers to save yourselves. Excessiveness of any form must not be tolerated at this time. Not only in regards to resources, but the production of offspring must be limited as well. If this is done for 3 generations, you will likely prevail indefinately, so long as this way of life is preserved. You are the globally dominant apex predators of your planet, it takes 2 to make 1. For the next 3 generations, have 1 and be done. Your genetic contribution has been made, that is all you need for fulfillment of your lifecycle. All of you must realize that any more offspring at this point is counterintuitive. After 3 generations, humans will see their quality of existence greatly improve. Then you may allow for less prohibitive reproduction, but be mindful of your numbers, and of your distribution of resources. Be fair, be just, be happy. Again, only logic will save you. Only logic my dear humans…

    • Woe! Mite I say “What a load of horse **************** !
      delivered by a dump truck! Mr NO Name 1, You are pissing in the wind! 2, You have made a simple
      judgment very complex and extremely long winded !
      You think to much ! Expound to much ! And GLORIFY

      Let me make it simple for you. As the worlds population contentious to double every two or three decades we consume it’s natural resources at an ever increasing speed! Look at it this way, A dead fish wash up on the beach, As it start to decay it attracts flies, They lay eggs
      that beget maggots,They devour the fish corps and fly away to repeat the process over & over again ! Civilization will descend into a new dark age were if you can’t hold it it’s not yours; Drought will destroy the worlds crops!
      OR MORE ! A famous radio news commentator signed off with
      { And thats the way it go’s, Good night ! }
      Joseph Salomon, The Elder!

  • Ronald Cummings

    yes it will. america only became powerful once they recognized Jesus christ. You americans now have rejected him. What happened to all powerful nations that forgot about God in the Bible. Its not complicated.