Jim asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 2 months ago

Are US politicians trying to collapse their own country?

What's up with the FED saying inflation is too low and that we need to boost inflation?

And what about this illegal immigration? 

Do they realize that illegal immigration caused the Bronze Age collapse and led to Rome's demise?

Update:

@Free At Last,

The Vandals were illegal immigrants.

Update 2:

What do you think an invasion is?

Update 3:

@Anonymous, No. I have a doctorate in political science. Very education in Economics.

"Trump has been playing the crisis cards since he started office in his attempt to keep the economy going after all of his negative actions so a couple more years of Trump would see massive debt and an economic crisis that surpasses the one Obama inherited."

This current recession is the result of Democrats wanting to crash the entire world economy to save old people who are already a burden on SS.

Update 4:

"Only Trump could take a growing economy and move it towards a crisis."

Yes, the crisis that Democrats implemented.

Update 5:

 "Consider this, Trump has enacted regulations normally used during an economic crisis at least in part by removing regulations and creating the same situation that preceded the last collapse."

We were ultimately heading towards the realization that neoliberalism promoted by both Republicans and Democrats of the last 30 years needs to be replaced with increased infrastructure spending to offset recessions and Trump has been supportive of infrastructure and has approved of a solar farm in Nevada

Update 6:

 "The stock market has been kept going not by strong economic indicators but by reducing these regulations and the massive tax cut Trump gave big business which they used to increase cash reserves and initiate stock buy back programs which artificially inflated their earnings per share ratio and stock prices."

It has been a complete debt bubble. I agree. 

What's happening is that we are collapsing due to peak oil supply and demand.

Update 7:

But to assume that we can provide endless amounts of welfare in a post-petroleum world is silly and not sustainable.

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  • bill
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Obama was harder on illegal immigration than Trump has been and also muzzled the press more.

  • 2 months ago

    You're subscribing to some funky history there. Rome had no concept of illegal or legal immigration, just immigration. Do you somehow think that the Romans could set up an immigration registry 2000 years ago, tracking millions of people who could be coming and going from their borders? All they could do is setup a fort around the city. Everybody inside the fort is definitely a citizen, and everybody outside were whatever, they could be citizens, or they could be immigrants, they didn't pay much attention to it there.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Some U.S. politicians are doing all they can to stimulate the economy, to keep people working and enjoying their freedoms.   

    Other politicians want to shut down the economy causing a recession, encourage rioting & looting, illegal immigration, etc.   

    It’s a bipartisan mess.  

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Poor person, I can see that you failed both History and Political Science as well as Economics.  Come to think of it a Hello Donald may be in order.  As for W. T. Door it does not need any help from the Democrats, Trump has been playing the crisis cards since he started office in his attempt to keep the economy going after all of his negative actions so a couple more years of Trump would see massive debt and an economic crisis that surpasses the one Obama inherited.  Only Trump could take a growing economy and move it towards a crisis.  Consider this, Trump has enacted regulations normally used during an economic crisis at least in part by removing regulations and creating the same situation that preceded the last collapse.  The stock market has been kept going not by strong economic indicators but by reducing these regulations and the massive tax cut Trump gave big business which they used to increase cash reserves and initiate stock buy back programs which artificially inflated their earnings per share ratio and stock prices.  Of course at the same time it added an extra $1 Trillion to the annual deficit and created, according to the companies themselves, a grand total of 0 additional jobs.  In fact prior to the Covid-19 pandemic the Trump administration stated in negotiations that a 1.5% wage increase instead of a 1% increase for federal civil servants (this does not include his administration and members of the two houses) would crash the economy.  Using total wage costs as a base an economic crash caused by an extra .5% means that the economy was in difficulty at that time.  Of course Trump's trade wars, which have cost the US Consumer an extra $25 billion per year did not help as during the Trump years the purchasing power of the average US worker has steadily fallen.

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  • 2 months ago

    Only the DNC is willing to do that for power.   This makes what they did to cause misery 1930-1933 pale in comparison.

  • 2 months ago

    The Democrats have been saying since 2017 that collapsing the economy would be the only way they could prevent Trump from being re-elected. 

  • 2 months ago

    I'm pretty sure it was the Vandals' invasions that ended the Roman Empire. 

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