Will the USA collapse before Obama leaves office?
If the USA collapses, will it be like the collapse of the Soviet Union, Zimbabwe, or the Roman Empire? Or maybe the 1930s or The Road Warrior? Will we need to stock up on supplies and carry guns and ammo? Will we live in tribes? Maybe tribes of churchmembers, gangs, teacher's and auto unions? I am serious, and think it's a fair possibility and a fair question. It needs consideration on how to survive and protect one's loved ones. The current level of spending is unsustainable. The wars, huge government pensions and teachers' salaries and pensions of $100,000 a year, universal healthcare, free houses for the poor through HUD Section 8 - where will the money come from? Will the oil leak destroy the American coastline and all the industries that survive on it? Will the USA then end with a bang or a whimper? If it doesn't collapse, how will it be sustained? Maybe by culling the elderly through the Obama Death Panels? They are sort of doing it already by suggesting no resuscitation (living will) for forgetful old people. Will the immigrants coming in to take their places improve the gene pool and prevent collapse?
The $787,000,000,000 stimulus was used by Obama to prop up teachers' and other state government employees' fat $100,000 - $200,000 salaries and pensions, not to create 'shovel ready jobs' for the unemployed. And he just proposed $50 billion in new deficit spending for the next 6 months, to further prop up teachers' salaries and pension fund ($25 billion) and for Medicaid emergency fund ($25 billion). Is this targeted to help his core supporters and get out the vote? Or will it really help prevent collapse? If it won't prevent collapse, to try to blame Bush is to blame ancient history - note Obama has been in office 1 1/2 years.
- Maya RLv 710 years agoFavorite Answer
It collapsed before he entered the white house. It is just that the effects are taking a while to work through the system. Look at Europe and try and understand what's going on. China and most of Asia are steaming ahead with double digit growth figures with the US stagnant at 3%.
America is too big to fail overnight. It will take a few years more for the decay to show, like it did for Detroit.
And it won't be anything like the scenarios you have envisaged, imaginative as they are.
The countdown began a long time back but very few noticed.
- Anonymous4 years ago
sure that his plan Obama’s 3 Big Lies His Plan to Destroy the GOP Dear fellow American: Let me tell you the real reason Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid pushed through the biggest spending bill in history – without proper debate, without Republican input, and without any public scrutiny at all. Simply, they are trying to turn the United States into a one-party country and to put the Republican Party out of business once and for all. The massive appropriation called a stimulus – some $787 billion of your money – is really a political war chest for the Democrats. They want to change the face of American politics forever, and they want to use your taxpayer money to do it. They want to use billions from our treasury to reward their political friends – and have huge amounts of cash to dole out before the 2010 and 2012 elections. Some people have wondered why, if the country is in dire need of emergency “stimulus,” most of the money appropriated by this law will not even be spent this year. Instead, spending will go on for five to 10 years. There is no mystery here, as the answer is simple: These billions in taxpayer funds will fund the Democratic political machine for many years to come.
- Tom SLv 710 years ago
The U.S. will soon have massive, socializt levels of taxation, without any of the benefits of socialism. In socialist countries taxes are high, but people get free quality health care, heavily subsidized university tuition, generous pensions and retirement benefits, free prescription drugs, etc.
In America many trillions were spent bailing out the banks, AIG, and the Wall Street fat cats. Poorly performing executives were rewarded with massive bonuses - often TARP funded. Trillions were spent creating a "stimulus" package that was supposedly "shovel ready" to create jobs. Trillions are given as foreign aid, often to countries that hate us. The big banks get interest-free short term loans from the treasury. Lobbyists and big business dictate government policy. Government spending (of taxpayer money) is insanely out of control.
What do the people get? Foreclosures, job losses, teachers getting laid off, ever rising banking fees, closing HELOC accounts, the most expensive health care system in the world (why does heart surgery cost 150K?), outsourced manufacturing and skilled professional jobs, and soon massive tax increases.
We gotta pay the piper but don't get to hear the music.
So Americans will get "socialized" levels of taxes without any benefits.
- 10 years ago
if you listen to alex jones, jerald solentay and Bob chapman, the answer is YES
the very fact that Obama went to OTHER nations is proof enough to say that Obama and his "socialism" makes HIM an enemy of the constitution.
but add to this list EVERY congressman and representative and senator who voted for both the laws of homeland security and Universal Health Care that THEY are Enemies of freedom and LIberty.
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- Billy DeeLv 710 years ago
Road warrior, get your mohawk ready. Collapse happens in August.
- ?Lv 610 years ago
The U.S. collapsed during the George W. Bush administration. Obama, at best, can only throw dirt on the grave stone!
- Zelda48Lv 610 years ago
Wow. You must have Fox Noise pumped into your veins intravenously - no one could be that stupid on their own. Just picking on one of your moronic rantings: The idiot GOP came up with the phrase 'death panel' when all that was discussed was allowing people to discuss and get insurance for 'end of life' care - meaning hospice services. You need to go beyond the tea baggers talking points and actually search for what is truly going on. Or crawl in bed with Uncle Glenn and just ignore reality and listen to his ridiculous rantings that have no basis in fact. Fox Noise makes up the news; you choose how much to swallow.
- starleo51Lv 610 years ago
Whoever took office USA would collapse for good men are doing nothing..
- ZeldaLv 710 years ago
Try looking on the bright side of things.
- cosmoLv 76 years ago