America Is Rotting While China Is Rising

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The American people better wake up while there is still time.  America is literally rotting right in front of our eyes.  Once upon a time, the greatest manufacturing cities in the world were in the United States.  One of the big reasons why the Allies won World War II was because U.S. factories simply pumped out far more stuff than anyone else did.  Our forefathers built this nation into an industrial powerhouse, but now our formerly great manufacturing cities are rusting, rotting and falling to pieces as nations such as China wipe the floor with us on the global economic stage.  It is absolutely depressing to see what is happening to many of our most famous cities.  For example, would you like to buy a house for less than $10,000?  Just move to Baltimore.  Of all the homes that have been sold in the city of Baltimore so far this year, one out of every ten has sold for less than $10,000.  In fact, one home sold for just $10.


Like many formerly great U.S. cities, there are many parts of Baltimore that closely resemble war zones.  Drugs and crime are everywhere, and there is a very real feeling of hopelessness in the air.  Like many blue collar American cities, Baltimore is down on its luck and is in an obvious state of decline.

It has gotten to the point where even most of the “quiet” areas of Baltimore are not really safe.  Just consider the following comment that a reader named James left on a recent article….

My wife and I used to live in a quiet part of Baltimore City (yes there still are a few of those) a few years back. Six weeks after we moved there, she was mugged at 6:30 am, week day, on a semi-busy street while walking to her car. That was a wake up for both of us. The days of leaving your car unlocked or being in an urban area by yourself at night (or even daytime now) are over. We moved out of the city but we both still carry weapons with us and know how to use them. Do I want to use them? No. Not ever. But if “15 or 20 young men are approaching” me, I can’t go out like a punk and in no way can I ever let my wife be put in a harmful situation again.

But Baltimore is far from alone.  In Detroit, you can literally buy a house for one dollar.

Yes, you read the correctly.

The city is a complete and total basket case at this point.  Just check out what an ABC News report had to say about the real estate situation in Detroit….

There are more than 40,000 vacant properties in Detroit, which has been hit hard by the foreclosure crisis, and the median home price is a stunningly low $7,000. In many neighborhoods, homes that were fetching $75,000 just three years ago are now selling for ten cents on the dollar or less.

We used to have the greatest economy on earth, but now we have entered a seemingly permanent decline.

There are hordes of people that can’t find work and there are tens of millions that have become completely dependent on the government for survival.

Our economy does not create enough jobs to support our entire population any longer.  The number of people forced to take government money continues to explode.  The following is from a recent article posted on Yahoo News….

Altogether, there are now almost 46 million people in the United States on food stamps, roughly 15 percent of the population. That’s an increase of 74 percent since 2007, just before the financial crisis and a deep recession led to mass job losses.

If the recession is over, then why does the number of Americans on food stamps continue to increase and set new records?

In some areas of the country food stamps have become a way of life.  Amazingly, approximately one-third of the entire population of Alabama is now on food stamps.

The U.S. economy is coming apart at the seams and large numbers of Americans are starting to become very frustrated.

We are starting to see a lot more “random” acts of violence.  For example, two people were shot in the parking lot immediately after a recent preseason game between the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers.

The following is video of fans brawling in the stands during that same game….

Yes, football fans have always been rowdy, but people seem to be losing their tempers much more easily these days.  Sadly, when you have got millions of people losing their jobs and their homes that is going to tend to happen.

Of course it doesn’t help that our politicians are so easily losing their tempers these days.  For example, U.S. Representative Maxine Waters recently went on a massive tirade during which she proclaimed that “the Tea Party can go straight to hell”.  The following is video of that incident….

America is rotting and hatred and anger are growing at a very frightening pace.

This country has become deeply, deeply divided and our economy is collapsing.

Meanwhile, China is rapidly rising.

Not that China exactly plays fair.  China massively subsidizes their biggest corporations, they brazenly steal technology from anyone that they can, they openly manipulate exchange rates and they allow their workers to be paid slave labor wages.

The U.S. trading relationship with China is massively unfair, but very few of our politicians seem to care.

So thousands of factories and millions of of jobs will continue to leave the United States and go over to China.

Incredibly, the United States has lost an average of 50,000 manufacturing jobs a month since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.

Even the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the National Mall was made in China.


As America rots, U.S. companies continue to invest huge amounts of money in China….

*Coca-Cola is opening up three new factories in China this year.

*Disney recently broke ground on a $4.4 billion project that will be known as Shanghai Disneyland.

*Procter & Gamble has invested over a billion dollars in operations in China.

*Caterpillar has built 16 factories in China and now employs more than 8,000 workers there.

*Ford is currently “building three factories in Chongqing as part of $1.6 billion investment that also includes another plant in Nanchang”.

It isn’t just “the jobs of the past” that we are losing either.

Andy Grove, the former CEO of Intel, says that our advanced technology companies are creating far more jobs overseas than they are in the United States….

Some 250,000 Foxconn employees in southern China produce Apple’s products. Apple, meanwhile, has about 25,000 employees in the U.S. That means for every Apple worker in the U.S. there are 10 people in China working on iMacs, iPods, and iPhones. The same roughly 10-to-1 relationship holds for Dell, disk-drive maker Seagate Technology (STX), and other U.S. tech companies.

Americans need to be educated about what is going on.  The United States has lost a staggering 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000, and over 42,000 manufacturing facilities in the United States have been closed down since 2001.

In case you were wondering, that is not good news.

Our politicians have lied to us.  Globalism is destroying our economy.  We should have never merged our economy with the economies of nations such as China.

Beautiful new infrastructure is going up all over China even as U.S. infrastructure rots and decays right in front of our eyes.

America is being deindustrialized at warp speed and most Americans don’t even understand what is happening.

Pretty soon, even more cities are going to end up looking like Baltimore and Detroit.  The mortgage delinquency rate is starting to rise once again.  As our jobs continue to be shipped out of the country, millions more Americans will lose their incomes and their homes.

If you want to see what the future of your city is going to look like, you might want to check out the really disturbing images of the decline of Detroit that you can find right here.

What has happened in Detroit and Baltimore will soon be happening to all the rest of us.

The world is changing at a very, very rapid pace.  Just because America was an economic powerhouse in past decades does not mean that it will always be that way.

The truth is that America is rotting.  If our leaders don’t start making some very fundamental changes to the way we do things, we will continue to rot.

Very dark days are ahead for America.  Enjoy all of this prosperity while you still can, because soon enough it will all be gone.

  • El Pollo de Oro

    I’ve been to Baltimore many times (I live in Philly, which is only two hours away). Parts of Baltimore are nice (the Inner Harbor, Lower Fells Point, Mount Vernon, Little Italy, Federal Hill, Canton), and I always enjoy having a crab cake or two at Lexington Market. But big chunks of East Baltimore and West Baltimore, on the other hand, are absolute war zones. And the problem with living in a city with so many poor, dangerous, crime-infested areas is that the have-nots can easily wander into the nice areas where the haves live. But if you think Baltimore (a.k.a. “Bodymore”) and other cities in The Banana Republic of America (formerly Los Estados Unidos) are rough now, just wait. The worse the BRA’s economy gets, the more violent and dangerous its cities will become.

    “When people get hungry and desperate, things get ugly. And I’ll tell you where it’s really going to get ugly: crime is going to go to levels we’ve never seen before.” —Gerald Celente

    As bad as parts of Baltimore are, the city still hasn’t reached the level of all-out anarchy one finds in say, Ciudad Juarez or Caracas. But give it time. The future is truly grim in The Banana Republic of America, formerly Los Estados Unidos.

    • VegasBob

      Actually, the nickname for Baltimore is Baltimorgue.

      • El Pollo de Oro

        VegasBob: I’ve definitely heard Baltimore called “Bodymore” (as in all those dead bodies). But I think I like Baltimorgue even better. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.

        Philly, meanwhile, is nicknamed “Killadelphia” because of all the killings here.

      • mondobeyondo

        Have to admit, that was pretty clever!!

    • El Pollo de Oro

      Last year, a friend of mine here in Philly wanted to attend some type of lecture at John Hopkins and asked me to accompany her to Baltimore. She had never been to Baltimore, and she had seen a lot of episodes of “The Wire.” So we went to Hopkins for the lecture and spent the rest of the day wandering around. I took her all over the place—the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, Downtown, Little Italy, Mount Vernon, Federal Hill, you name it. We walked for miles. And she thought the nicer parts of Baltimore were great. I said, “Yes, but I only showed you a small part of the city. There are big chunks of East Baltimore and West Baltimore I wouldn’t visit even during the daytime.”

      I also showed her The Block. Ha ha! But we didn’t venture into any of the establishments.

  • Golden Child

    I live outside of Baltimore. You are absolutely right about Baltimore being a craphole. I’m not originally from Baltimore, though. I’m from San Francisco. Many people would be surprised that the worst parts of SF are much worse than most cities, infamous cities Baltimore and New Orleans included. The neighborhood I used to live in, known as “Lakeview” was one of the most dangerous places on the West Coast back in the 80’s and 90’s. Our tiny neighborhood had a murder rate of 200+ per 100K. The neighborhood has since been gentrified and colonized by wealthier lighter skinned people and, of course, an army of police/feds to fight the shrinking remaining ghettoized population in the neighborhood. SF easily has the highest per capita murder rate for Blacks of any big city in the nation; even higher than Oakland, Baltimore and New Orleans. Blacks account for over 60% of SF’s homicides every year but account for less than 10% of the city’s population. If the murder rate for Blacks was as high in Baltimore as it is in SF, there would be nearly a thousand homicides every year in Baltimore. The murder rate for Blacks in SF is around 120 per 100K; that is nearly as deadly as Ciudad Juarez for Black people in SF regardless of age, income or status. You don’t even see many Black folks in SF unless you are in the projects in Hunter’s Point, Sunnydale, Lakeview, Fillmore etc. SF has some of the worst public housing in the nation. These ugly facts about the most liberal city in America are swept under the rug because SF’s main money-maker is tourism.

    Back to the subject of Baltimore. From what my friends tell me, Baltimore was much worse back in the day (I don’t know if that is possible). Mondawmin Mall used to be called “murder mall”. Friends tell me stories of going into public bathrooms in Mondawmin in the 90’s as kids and seeing people having sex and shooting heroin. Baltimore is the heroin capital of North America. Baltimore’s underground economy of South American heroin has literally millions of dollars flowing through it. If the dope game gets less profitable in Baltimore, the city will become much more violent than it already is. Baltimore is only going to get worse as America continues to plunge towards economic oblivion.

  • A Dodgy Bloke

    I once read the only thing stupider than Maxine Waters are the people who keep voting for her. Maxine Waters is an excellent example of what’s wrong with our political system. Here is a Pol who’s been in Congress to long, has no ability to see the other side, says hateful things about the other side. If the right responds in kind it’s “Racist”. She and other liberals are incapable of seeing we are 14.5 trillion dollars in debt with tens of trillions in unfunded liabilities. The Welfare State is dead look at Greece, Spain, the UK and a others these are just the ones we know about. This will get worse as long as dim wits like Maxine keep getting elected. And about China I also remember hearing as saying about a sun shining on a dogs read end.

    • Nexus789

      You are the dimwit. The debt has been incurred largely through unfunded wars and bailouts to the banks (16Trillion and counting) – debt was created during the terms of Bush older and Bush dumber. Welfare programs are funded from tax revenues.

      Lucky for me that I live outside the US as I would not want to live in a country that has people that are as stupid and self centred as you. For your information Sweden has a higher income per head than the US, better health and educational system and is one of those ‘socialist’ countries.

      No one wants to live the ‘American Dream’ – its a nightmare

      • Dave

        The parties that dominate American politics are just two heads of the same beast. Their usefulness to the government cannot be overstated. The divide and conquer aspect of this design is working perfectly for the overlords as the comments on every political forum prove this to be true.

        While we are at each others throats, Ali Bama and the 700 plus thieves are shredding us to pieces. Don’t allow yourself for a second to think that the dismantling of America is an accident. It could not have happened accidentally. It is happening by way of a very calculated plan to suck the equity out of this country with no intention whatsoever to finance the retirement of the baby-boomers.

        The mega corporations that have in conjunction with our possessed government have no intentions of revitalizing this country. If you think that they are, you are brutally mistaken, They have moved operations to places that allow their labor to be severely exploited, while maintaining their offices here so they can enjoy what is left of the freedoms that have made America the choice of places to be for almost 300 years.

        How do we stop them? QUIT FUNDING THEM. KEEP YOUR DOLLARS LOCALLY. IS IT EASY TO DO? NO, It not. And it will not be. Starving the big guys financially is the least destructive, most peaceful way to stop the murder of this nation.
        No one is going to save us from ourselves but us. NO ONE!

      • Gary2

        Amen brother (or Sister) you are 100% correct. If the debt is such a big deal then why don’t the republican terrorists want to raise taxes on the rich? It must not really be a big deal then.

        People like dodgy bloke are simply cannon fodder of the rich. They are low information people who think (I use the word think loosely here) that by parroting Rush and fox news they have a chance at sounding intelligent for once in their lives but in reality they still sound stupid.

      • Colin

        “You are the dimwit. The debt has been incurred largely through unfunded wars and bailouts to the banks (16Trillion and counting) – debt was created during the terms of Bush older and Bush dumber. Welfare programs are funded from tax revenues.”

        Yes, all true. You forgot to mention that the current administration has fast-tracked this whole process.

        Imagine what Sweden’s personal incomes would be if they didn’t have to tax 60% of personal incomes to fund all of their social programs such as entitled health care, education system etc.

        BTW: Sweden is a country which is beginning the grand social experiement (via elementary schools) in telling kids that boy/girl labels don’t exist. We’re all the same don’t you know. Yeah, sign me up to send my kids there (sic)!

        I’m glad you don’t live in the US. Folks like yourself have no idea what makes this country great.

      • A Dodgy Bloke

        I normally don’t respond to ill informed Internet postings especially one that follows the lefty talking points. A wise woman once said, “I never get excited by an internet post because you never know if it was written by a 12 years old or a dog.” These people would rather yell than deal with facts, or curse the darkness rather then light a candle, but I had to respond to this fool from Sweden.
        One BO had added four trillion on to the nations debt. Welfare is not paid for by tax revenues we borrow forty cents of every dollar so you’re simply wrong. The nations debt was not the result of the wars by George the II, they didn’t help but neither did Medicare Part D. You can trace the present fiscal dilemma the US faces to Lyndon Johnson the Great Society and a little skirmish in a place called Vietnam. I’m no going to explain who is LBJ, Great Society, or Vietnam seeing you went to those fine Swedish schools you should know all about Lyndon and his antics.
        Two even though Sweden is not part of NATO It’s been able to afford itself American protection during the cold war. I don’t expect top hear a thanks, from our Swedish Friend or anybody else in Europe.
        Three Europe is dying the medium to long term demographics do not look good it’s unlikely under an Islamic Europe Sweden will fare very well and there will be no US Military to fall back on. Enjoy the call to prayers.

        PS this is the last I’m going to comment on your post. A wise man once said “You never teach a pig to dance, you get all muddy and you make to pig angry” BTW I don’t expect you to get that saying fine Swedish schools or not.

      • Matt

        Sweden is toast, but you’re not smart enough to see it. The birthrate is 1.67 which is well below replacement level. The country is importing a lot of Muslims who are fundamentally changing the country. Jews are fleeing Sweden because of the Muslim immigrants.

        Swedish Welfare State Collapses as Immigrants Wage War

        Last year I wrote an article about how Swedish society is disintegrating and is in danger of collapsing, at least in certain areas and regions. The country that gave us Bergman, ABBA and Volvo could become known as the Bosnia of northern Europe. The “Swedish model” would no longer refer to a stable and peaceful state with an advanced economy, but to a Eurabian horror story of utopian multiculturalism, socialist mismanagement and runaway immigration. Some thought I was exaggerating, and that talk of the possibility of a future civil war in Sweden was pure paranoia. Was it?

    • Jim Smith

      Is there anything stupider than a grown person who doesn’t know the difference between to,too, and two.
      What the heck has happened to our school system.

      • Tim Spinotter

        Widespread ADHD, inadequate parenting, lax educational standards, and a nation that is going down the tubes so who cares about spelling and grammar?

  • Ben

    I am not so sure about the rise of China. We are linked economically and China is having it’s own society breakdowns as well. We neve hear of the rioting and protesting in this nation do we?

    They don’t acknowledge, though, that China stands to suffer from any such demonstration of its alleged strength. The country holds $700 billion to $800 billion worth of U.S. T-bills and around $1.4 trillion in American dollar assets overall. The dumping of T-bills would lead to a fall in the value of the dollar and significantly devalue Beijing’s international assets.

    But it is not just the case that the U.S. and China are locked in an inextricable economic embrace. China is actually much more vulnerable than America, and has fewer economic options compared with the U.S. than is commonly assumed. China sold an estimated $34 billion in T-bills in last year. Some people see this as evidence of Beijing’s economic leverage. Unfortunately for their argument, though, the sell-off barely created a ripple. This is because Beijing’s capacity to wreak havoc on the American dollar is overstated.

    China has some serious debt holdings. A little-known fact is that the proportion of U.S. government debt financed by Chinese foreign exchange reserves has been falling significantly since 2008. For example, China purchased around $100 billion worth of T-bills in 2009. That’s a lot of IOUs, but with the U.S. federal government running a deficit of $1.4 trillion, China is bankrolling only around 7% of the red ink. In fact, following the last year’s sale, I believe Japan has overtaken China as the largest foreign holder of American T-bills. Neither is good at this point, given what Japan has gone through this year.

    Bear in mind that there is a further reason China cannot use its alleged economic weapon. It has no choice but to continue buying low-yielding U.S. bonds. Indeed, the willingness of China to purchase U.S. bonds at weekly auction markets shows no correlation with peaks and valleys in the relationship between the two countries

    There are two related reasons for this. China’s foreign exchange reserves—well over $2 trillion—are the direct result of its trade surpluses, especially with the U.S. However, China is the only major economy that pegs its currency to a dollar-dominated “basket of currencies.” To maintain this peg—and effectively artificially suppress the value of the yuan against the dollar. The Chinese central bank is forced to keep buying dollar assets.

    China experimented with allowing its currency to rise 21% against the dollar beginning in 2005. By 2008, Communist Party officials and Chinese exporters insisted on putting an abrupt halt to the appreciation. Experts estimate that the yuan is still 25%-50% undervalued against the dollar. The deliberate suppression of the value of the yuan is designed to help protect its export sector, which generates well-paid jobs for hundreds of millions of Chinese, picking up the slack created by the coddled 120,000 state-owned enterprises. Compared with the private sector in China, these SOE’s are two to three times less efficient at generating employment. Allowing the free conversion of dollars into yuan would cause a rise in the value of the Chinese currency and a significant decrease in the price competitiveness of Chinese exports.

    Furthermore, there is a related reason Beijing chooses to buy T-bills with its spare foreign currency. Restrictions on converting foreign currency (mainly dollars and euros) back into the yuan means that Beijing is left with a huge pile of foreign currency that it needs to park somewhere outside China. The American economy is the only place big and secure enough to absorb the enormous surpluses that China is generating.

    The upshot of all of this is that Beijing’s economic choices are limited, and its leverage over the U.S. is far weaker than is commonly made out. Even if Beijing correctly worries about the size of the American deficit, it can do little else but continue to buy dollar assets. Meanwhile, Washington should not underestimate its own leverage.

    In other words, if we go down, they go down.

    Who will fill the vacuum?

    Russia stands to gain power.

    That is who I would fear. Oh hell, the whole world is cracking up. Does it really matter who started all of this when the SHTF?

    We are all to blame.

    • GNP

      Great analysis! Thanks!
      Please check out the “Quit the CCP” movement, known as “Tuidang” where people in China break through the web censorship to post their resignations from the CCP.

      Thanks again!

  • Gary2

    The tea party recession and years of conservative politics.

    Maxine waters is 100% correct the tea baggers can go straight to hell. They are immoral scum and I appreciate

    This is a courageous congress woman telling it like it is. The tea baggers are terrorists. They caused the tea party downgrade. They need to learn to brush their teeth if they have any left!

    Our dumb gov sent back all the high speed rail money to Washington and with it thousands of good paying jobs yet this goof is bragging about all the new jobs that are all minimum wage like in Texas.


      Tea baggers? You MUST be talking about the HIJACKERS of the Ron Paul founded tea party… right?

    • Colin

      Heaven forbid the “tea baggers” actually participate in the democratic process. Sheez. What’s your problem?

      The problem with politicos like Maxine Waters is that as soon as anyone disagrees with them they shut down, quit listening, and resort to name calling and denigrating everyone else who disagrees. Its a 2 way process.

      BTW: Maxine Waters=far from a “courageous woman” Your clueless!

      • Rob

        Maxine Waters is living proof that South Central public schools are worse than worthless!

    • Tim Spinotter

      Let me ask you, Gary, whether saying that the Tea Party should go to hell, or anyone should go to hell, is part of a rational political dialogue? It’s demagoguery pure and simple and I hope that you will agree with me on this point. One more grandstanding egomaniac in our government – as if we didn’t have enough already.

  • Gary2

    oops-I appreciate her calling these tea baggers out and keeping it real. she did nothing wrong.

  • TK

    Very dark days are ahead for America. Enjoy all of this prosperity while you still can, because soon enough it will all be gone.

    Amen to that! If things do not drastically change very soon, it will be very rough for millions more!

    As an employee in a construction job, I see people every week fill out applications. I have a stack that fills a whole drawer. Good, hard working people who only want to provide for their family, willing to work for next to nothing if they can get a 40 hour week.

    I do not see it getting any better, as a matter of fact, it appears to be getting worse in the construction field.

    Prepare to live with less, half of the worlds population lives on less than $2/day, we will soon learn how to do the same in America.

    And do not count on the rapture to get you out of here when the going gets real tough either:

  • Colin

    Everytime I finish reading these articles here, and on the Economic Collapse, I feel shrunken and small. I feel the world is closing in, and I don’t how to respond to what is happening. I attempt to read the comments, but every time I come across a comment left by a conservative or libertarian, I am jolted by the ignorance and bigotry demonstrated. Unlike others, I am very reluctant to engage them in conversation for I feel they are too immersed in their views for me to reach them. And, I think this is one of the fundamental issues in our country – we don’t know how to respond to what is happening, we don’t have solutions to what is happening, and we can’t communicate with each other. How can I communicate with people who call me an animal because of my station in life?

    • Michael


      Hopefully we can all learn to love one another even if we don’t all agree with one another.

      Without love this country is doomed.


  • I attended college in a city with a steel mill. A new shopping mall was built with Japanese steel because the government of Japan subsidized their steel makers. US politicians refused to help US steel makers.

    After 6 years of college, I had a great manufacturing career. China copied the high tech product I was making and sold it in the US for less than my manufacturing cost. The government of China subsidized their manufacturing corporations. US politicians refused to help US high tech manufacturing corporations. This ended my manufacturing career.

    Taxes of businesses that manufacture offshore including importers should be increased (tax hikes). Taxes of businesses that manufacture in the USA should be decreased (tax cuts).

    Any job creation plan should make manufacturing in the USA most profitable and manufacturing offshore least profitable.

    Has anyone in congress done the math or is congress owned by offshore manufacturing businesses?

    Offshore manufacturing jobs should be crushed with tax hikes and returned to America.

    Replacing taxes with debt (Reagan / Bush stimulus) or debt based spending (Obama stimulus) are both a hoax and will never create a significant number of new jobs in the US.

    • Susan

      America would probably buy more American made items, toss out the unions, get rid of entitlements that unions say they are owed but other Americans arent, reduce income to normal levels that Americans make across the board, and that will reduce the amount we pay. Since unions increase the price of an item to about 1 1/2 or more the cost of foreign made items, sorry, hardly anyone can afford to buy American anymore.

  • A.S.

    Maxine Waters is just another examples of a hateful, immoral, bigoted, shameful, manipulative, etc., person in Congress. If she cares about her own constituents so much, why can’t she give over half of her fortune to them? Ah, because she is ashamed of being black and hanging out with black people.

    Her wanting the Tea Party to go to hell is just about pure evil. Sure, they caved and cracked under pressure with the debt ceiling increase, but there is still some hope with them. If only there would be more Ron Pauls.

    There is no hope at all because things will be the same. If you care about your family, move out to the middle of nowhere, free of government involvement. Maybe stake out a piece of land in the middle of the forest or mountains and live with the bare minimal: food, water, clothing, shelter. When a social war comes to the cities and even rural areas, FEMA will respond. And then it will be too late because they will round up anyone who they feel is deemed unfit to live.

    • Gary2

      Maxine Waters is telling it like it is. The tea party scum can go to hell where they belong.

      • Bobby

        Yeah, Gary2 what terrible issues the Tea Party advocate. Lower taxes for working Americans, no more foreign wars, honesty in D.C., no illegal immigration, etc. What a horror. Idiot.

  • C P Wendt

    “Redlining”, for real estate finance, was considered wrong, discriminatory. You might note
    that the same thing is being done by the government. Crime free zones, crime free for all zones have been created.

    It’s like “diversity”. They preach it; then, centralize authority over it. Easter baskets, full of different colored eggs, put all the eggs are in one basket.

    Social engineering toward destruction.

    Authoritarians are great kidders. Nutters and doggers, too.

  • That is the plan, to rot amerika and build up their next vassal state.

    This what they always have done!

    Get ready, and if your just now waking up………………………. get ready now

  • lili

    The time has past for self-righteous anger and finger pointing. You’re in the pot. You are boiling.

    As far as China is concerned-Do you know what the East China Sea is and who they share those waters with? Japan. Think hard. Use those brain cells.

    Very shortly commerce will be the least of China’s worries.

    Come together. It’s too late to wage war on each other unless you want to live in a nice government compound with Blackwater doormen.

  • William

    Trade, tax and immigration policies since the days of Ronnie Raygun have created this economic disaster for America…….all from the US Congress. Be sure to reelect the MORON who represents you in the US House and US Senate!

  • RB

    China will only go as far as it can until the world reaches peak oil and then all manufacturing and export will grind to a halt. Forget mass car ownership, and other First World privileges. China will, sadly, never have a chance to plunder the earth the way we have.

  • Donald Wilson

    You all need to wake up and smell the shit that the politicos are shoveling. For starters the majority of the politicos don’t give a shit about their constituencies. Furthermore, many are corrupt and only care about themselves. These very same politicos are being paid millions by lobbyists working for corporations who are looking for favorable legislation that will allow them to pay less taxes and at the same time allow them to move more jobs overseas. If this process is allowed to continue th eU.S. will sooon be a 3rd World natio. Good luck

  • Eleanor

    I have had dreams on two different occasions, of Russians invading Canada, and we were all hiding.

  • Well, with the price tag it costs to even get signed up for the House and Senate, what do we expect. An honest person can’t afford to run without Multinational Corporations sponsoring them. All parties cherry pick their people, key word there is “THEIR PEOPLE”. It also seems we are always in war with somebody somewhere, no wonder the world hates us. Starting from JFK, and he had some issues too, we haven’t had a decent person in DC.

  • lone survivor

    Nobody has come up with an answer to fix the problems in America.
    The problem comparing 2011 to 1950 is big. For one, the population was quite a bit less. Cities like Detroit, had 2 million population (mostly white) and everybody worked. Now, from what I’ve read it’s like 800,000 or less and mostly black. Today for some reason I don’t understand,there are quite a lot of people don’t want to work and want to live on unemployment or welfare or disability payments.
    Companies and factories are multi-national and not american owned and they could care less about America and its workers. It’s all about profits, and more profits can come from paying lower wages-go to China, India, Sri Lanka.
    As far as business goes, these companies could stay in America nad reopen factories or plants here and ship the products to other countries, but back to being multinational they won’t.
    The politicians will say we have to give companies tax breaks and subsidies and then they will hire more employees. Didn’t it occur to them if these companies needed employees they’d hire them now? Oh sure, the companies will use the government money to hire 2 or 3 employees part time and then lay them off several months later, saying they didn’t need the extra help anymore. And they will keep the government money to give to their CEO and board of directors as a big bonus! Laughing all the way!
    The big cities loose money because the tax base moves away. Houses are empty, nobody will move into a “bad area” and things go to worse. Since the 1950’s, real estate agents push living in the suburbs, so who wants to live in some old house in downtown area that’s full of gangs, and crime?
    One could write a book about the shape of America is in today.
    With the population growing at a rate of 4,250,000 a year, plus legal and illegal immigration adding 2 to 5 million a year, where are the jobs going to be? And where is everybody going to live? One reads stories in the newspapers and other places about people in their 30’s and 40’s moving back in with their parents, due to lay offs, divorces, plant closings, etc.

    • mondobeyondo

      China and the U.S. have both drastically changed since 1950. I’m not well versed on modern Chinese history (not my area of expertise), so forgive me for any errors – but basically, China in 1950 was one year removed from a Communist takeover (by Chiang Kai Chek, or maybe it was Mao Tse Tung.. oh wait, Chaing was the independence leader for Taiwan…right..??) – they were a backwards economy that needed Allied help to defeat Japan in WWII. The U.S. was at the time, the mightiest country the world had ever seen. There was no competition. Europe was destroyed. Japan was destroyed. Africa and South America – not a factor. America was king of the hill.

      Things are a bit different nowadays.

      • Michael

        It is very true Mondo.


        • lone survivor

          I might add too, stop the Chinese government buy up of USA farmland and USA ranchlands!
          Only american citizens should be allowed to purchase American land! Contact your senators and congressmen and tell them this!!

  • Gary2

    Libertarians and “free market” economists praise Wal-Mart’s low prices achieved by offshoring, but these prices do not include the costs of the decimated state and local tax bases that are destroying American cities, the costs of the high unemployment and the personal depression, crime, and income support programs. These and other costs are expenses imposed on third parties by the movement of American jobs abroad in order to maximize profits.

    The earnings of offshoring corporations and retailers do not include all of the real costs. If the costs of offshoring were included–the unemployment and destroyed careers, the cutback in public services, the impact of the trade deficit in reducing the exchange value of the US dollar, and so forth–offshoring would not pay and would not occur.

    Here we see one of the greatest failures of capitalism–the ability to produce by imposing the costs of production on innocent third parties who do not participate in the gain.

    The winners in free trade should compensate the loosers. Clearly these companies who offshore are winning at the expense of our country.

    All but the last paragraph are from Gerald Celente trend alert of 8/21/11.

    • Michael

      Gary is quoting Gerald Celente. I like it!


    • Bobby

      Outsourcing is one of the issues the Tea Party platform is against. Where have you been Gary, Siberia?

      • Gary2

        Regarding the tea party-even a broken clock is correct 2x per day. I agree with them on immigration and outsourcing.

    • DB200

      Today I read in a management magazine that Walmart is responsible for 25% of the US trade deficit with China. So now you Americans know where not to buy.

      The link is in Dutch.

      “25 procent van het Amerikaanse handelstekort met China komt door Walmart.”

  • lone survivor

    also, I might add, some large cities got casinos in and promised lots of jobs and new homes. Most of the employees live in the suburbs and there’s no new homes being buildt. and if by some chance, some company is thinking about moving to one of these cities, the mayor and city council will tax the hell out of them to cover all of their “pet projects”. So the company owners go to areas without crime and high taxes and people eager to work.
    I think a lot of these youg people today see TV shows like “American Idol”, Who wants to dance, and others and think why bother working when you can be on TV, or you can become a basketball player, football star, Nascar race car driver, movie star and so on. But how many people actually get hired for all these jobs everyyear? A 1000?

  • Yes, the American economy is rotting, because the elite bankers have removed financial education from the masses, so they depend on Financial Planners, mutual funds, etc..

    Take control of your financial future. Learn how to Create Wealth during financial crisis, to beat the elite at their own game.

  • Bobby

    A nation is only as strong as the will of it’s leaders and people. We already know that the leaders are traitors, untrustworthy, greedy, vile. They continue immigration at a rate of over one-million people a year, and yet talk about “jobs for Americans”. They talk about security, and leave the borders open. They talk about fiscal responsibiltiy, but make the American public support the worlds poverty, not because our leaders are “nice”, but because after we invade nation after nation we have to support them and our armies. Huh!! Yeah, “if” the American people wake up. But who are the American people? The administration has decreed that any one that comes stumbling over the border is an American. Anyone that flies into the U.S. and overstays their visa, is an American. They leaders say English is not the official language, but that every language is of equal importance here. Divide and conquer. And it’s working.

  • Bobby

    Maxine Waters is a corrupt politcian and a race baiter. I live very close to Los Angeles and have watched this woman for years. She is the scum, not the Tea Party. For you folks that don’t know anything about her district, it’s in decay and has been for years. Black folks have lost hundreds of thousands of jobs because of Waters. I REPEAT, BLACK FOLKS HAVE LOST HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS BECAUSE OF WATERS. Why? Because with the increase in the hispanic populations in her districts, she has turned her coat over. Yes, she’s a turncoat. She has done everything in her power to TAKE POWER AWAY FROM BLACK PEOPLE AND GIVE IT TO HISPANICS, EVEN ILLEGAL ALIENS, WHO RECEIVED AN AMNESTY DURING WATER’S TIME IN OFFICE, WHICH AS BEEN FOREVER. GOOD LUCK TRUSTING IN HER, AND AS FOR BLACK FOLKS THAT DO, “STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES”. Sorry, but the issue is too serious to mince words.

    • ATG

      You are 100% correct.

      For whatever reason, the entire democrat establishment here in So. Cal. seems obsessed with facilitating a complete merging with Mexico.

      It really is scary folks. Union activists, police and firefighters vote religiously for the likes of Waters because she also facilitates the financial rape of California through these insane pension and disability schemes. The problem is that hardly any body else votes, so scum like Water get re-elected time and time again. We all shake our heads as our wealth and prosperity is being destroyed by this criminal political class.
      Meanwhile, we are expected to believe that coming up through Mexico just never occurred to the terrorists. The Mexicans come and go across the border as they please ( sure, it has gotten harder and more expensive ). I know. I live here and some of them are my friends.
      The border patrol is a joke that they mock.
      Politicians like Maxine Waters are a clear and present danger.
      There is only one hope for America and that is RON PAUL 2012

  • Everyone knows that US multi-national corporations are screwing us, the American people, by shifting their profit emphasis overseas. They have been outsourcing jobs since the 1960s. Multi-nationals know no alegiance to our flag because profits come before common sense — jobs for Americans first, second, third: win, place, show. Unemployment decreases the ability of American consumers to make purchases, which increases demand and expands the economy through growth. The resulting loss of tax revenue is a prime reason, along with spending, why the Federal government continues to operate with yearly deficits.

  • ATG

    Another ill-informed negative article.

    If you remove the parasitical element of our government we have the best political system in the world. We produce the most wealth.

    I simply don’t understand this national suicidal attitude people have.

    Y’all sound whipped.

    Let’s make it our new world order, not theirs.
    VOTE RON PAUL 2012

  • Libtard Commie Saboteurs

    Nexus 789 your pathetic pig ignorance is appalling. Obama added more debt in a couple of years that Bush did in 8 years. Learn how to add and subtract. Probably the result of public school education, since liberals don’t do anything right. Obama has added more debt than the previous 200 congresses combined. Libtards are such narrow minded cretins. They see one supposedly “conservative” leader and make asinine assumptions. Bush was not a true conservative. Obama is a true blue socialist saboteur. He lied about almost everything. He lied about creating jobs. He lied about ending the expensive wars. Socialists are pathological lying machines.

  • Jimmy

    If Gary2 can refer to conservatives as “Tea-baggers” then I think the appropriate moniker for his communist ass is “Scumbagger”.

  • Owen

    The problems are still fixable, but the powers that be are quite happy with the turn of events. In fact, I suppose they are down right overjoyed. The end of nations and the birth of a global new world order are at hand. What they don’t comprehend is their plans are subject to the timetable of the Great Lord of all creation. For all you Christian truebelievers out there: Keep the faith for your redemption draws nearer each day.

  • Booba

    It’s simply going to get worse and worse. It’s not going to get better. In addition, China and Russia, who hate America, are planning to invade. Google China and Russia invade USA. “Voting” is a joke and “The American Dream” is a bigger joke. Other than that, repent and seek The Lord while He may be found. Judgement on a sinful nation is on the way.

  • Bob Marshall

    One thing about debt. Wheather it is the bank or a credit card sooner or later it has to be paid. Homes may be losing their value but the house payment won’t decrease unless a home is refinanced then it will certainly take longer to repay.Homes have decreased in value as much as 25%. America enjoyed prosperity in the fifties and sixties now that is gone.The bill is due and it is going to hurt. The Fed can’t continue to prop up the dollar by printing more and more money.The real tragedy is the bill we are leaving our children through no fault of their own other we tried to give them more than we had which lead in sometimes even more debt.

  • Michelle

    I wanted to let you all know that yes, the demise of the USA is intentional. However, very, very, very good things are coming on the horizon.

    You will not learn in this in your public school, you will not learn it even in your so called Christian church.

    God’s Kingdom is coming.
    God’s enemies, and Jesus’ enemies, are being collected at their feet.

    You/we are living through and watching the fulfillment of some Bible prophecy.

    Step back and recognize what is happening.

    Go find your Bible, even if you do not understand it, and set your heart upon reading it to try and figure out what is going on.

    A long, long, long time ago, more than 6,000 years ago, Adam and Eve disobeyed the one commandment given to them. They used their free will to decide to follow the one we call Satan. Think of this as a political coup.

    See, the Bible teaches us that Satan is NOW the ruler of the world. Remember how he tried to give all the kingdoms to Jesus, if Jesus would bow to him and worship him just one time?

    This has been going on a very long time.

    Jesus was sent to the earth as the representative of Jehovah God. Jesus is our example of how a human is supposed to live…. showing love and obedience to his Father, Jehovah, and showing love to all fellow humans, of every nation and tribe.

    We must do the same, and recognize Jesus as our King and Leader, our perfect model.

    As each of us “correct our steps” as we come to live in a way demonstrated to us by Jesus, we will come to know all about Jesus, and his Father, Jehovah God.

    See, the name Jesus means, “Jehovah is Salvation.”

    Like I said, you did not learn this in school, nor in church. Google it.

    Jesus is now King of God’s Kingdom, in heaven. His enemies are being gathered together, soon to be crushed. This includes the nations and Mystery Babylon, the worldwide empire of false religion.

    Just know, most people who claim to be Christian are most likely in Christendom…. They say they follow Jesus, but you can look at their actions and see they do not. Jesus told his followers to preach and teach about the Kingdom of God in twos. LOOK FOR THEM and let yourself be meek enough to be taught by them. PROVE ALL BELIEFS by multiple scriptures. Do not believe me. Believe the scriptures. Recognize Satan has been lying to humanity for more than 6,000 years and things which we take for granted as true, are very often lies.

    Take care, be well. Find your Bible, study it, live according to it. Know the name of God, his real personal name, was removed by Bible translators in more than 7,000 places and replaced with terms like “the Lord.” The symbol for God’s name is called the Tetragrammaton. No human today knows how to even pronounce this special name. Some prefer Yahweh, some say Jehovah. THINK ABOUT IT. RESEARCH it.