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PostSubject: IS THE UNITED STATES THE NEXT GREECE- DEFAULT ? OPNION ?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:38 am

6/15/2011

Is the United States the next Greece ? Read the article, salaries slashed, Pensions
slashed, jobs eliminated, Taxes raised on everything for a third time this year. What
is your opinion ?

http://money.cnn.com/2010/05/11/news/international/greek_austerity/index.htm?iid=EAL

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PostSubject: Re: IS THE UNITED STATES THE NEXT GREECE- DEFAULT ? OPNION ?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:31 pm

That's kind of a jump, Joe. I didn't see anything in the article to connect the two.

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PostSubject: Re: IS THE UNITED STATES THE NEXT GREECE- DEFAULT ? OPNION ?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:40 pm

Joe,
I don't know what will happen. I am afraid the economy is stagnating.
I think we need some federally funded infrastructure repairs.

The military could oversee this work. The employment of workers would cut the unemployed, widen the tax base and increase spending. Employed people would have money to spend, would not draw unemployment, or need food stamps.

If they would just hark back to FDR's handling of the great depression for some pointers.

We need to collect taxes and quit borrowing from China. Self sufficiency is the goal,

I don't mind paying higher taxes if there is a plan.

I don't think a panic will help--just some wise actions--wish we would see some.
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PostSubject: Re: IS THE UNITED STATES THE NEXT GREECE- DEFAULT ? OPNION ?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:50 pm

6/15/2011


What we need to do is re-build this country, not
add more taxes, we're taxed too death....I've
read where people who are un-employed took
out student loans, went back to school and they
still can't find jobs, now they owe a fortune...

Ann..

I probably hit the wrong page, but the way we're
going we're not far behind, taxing the public to death'
won't help, Washington has to cut all their stupid pork
foreign aide, Washington salaries ( 5 years ) and that
includes all Congress, President and Vice-President, most
of these people are wealthy and they don't need the
salaries and perks.....

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PostSubject: Re: IS THE UNITED STATES THE NEXT GREECE- DEFAULT ? OPNION ?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:45 pm

Who is taxed to death?
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PostSubject: Re: IS THE UNITED STATES THE NEXT GREECE- DEFAULT ? OPNION ?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:27 pm

6/16/2011


Alice..


" We the people "


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PostSubject: Re: IS THE UNITED STATES THE NEXT GREECE- DEFAULT ? OPNION ?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:51 pm

Joe, I think if the country keeps going the way it is now, we wil not be too far behind Greece.
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PostSubject: Re: IS THE UNITED STATES THE NEXT GREECE- DEFAULT ? OPNION ?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:05 pm

Are we forgetting that the source of income for our government is taxes?
Calling for tax cuts usually occur at election time. The problem is that the cuts have gone to the rich, you know, the people who have the money. And then, I think the money they save from paying their taxes they pour into the coffers of the politicians.

As for Greece, they are bankrupt and have been receiving bail-out money from the EU. The government must reduce spending. The people don't want any cutback in benefits. A responsible government must stop spending. Using a credit card may give temporary relief, however it only serves to increase the debt.

Taxes are needed to help get us out of debt, and that should begin with those who have the money. Just as important is to guard against unnecessary spending, especially with wars.

It takes $1.47 to buy one Euro. When the Euro first came out, it was par with the dollar. The dollar was once the standard since it was backed by gold. The only thing backing the dollar is our ability to produce - a strong economy. How can that happen when people have no money to spend?
What's the solution? I don't have an answer that would be pleasing. Many have already tightened their belt and there is nothing left to tighten. Austerity must begin with the federal government. Tax the rich, stop spending money on stupid wars is a good place to start.
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PostSubject: Re: IS THE UNITED STATES THE NEXT GREECE- DEFAULT ? OPNION ?   Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:45 pm

Well put Abe.
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PostSubject: Re: IS THE UNITED STATES THE NEXT GREECE- DEFAULT ? OPNION ?   Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:43 am

What Zada said!
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PostSubject: Re: IS THE UNITED STATES THE NEXT GREECE- DEFAULT ? OPNION ?   Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:38 am

Joe,

I am not taxed to death. I am still quite alive. If my taxes were doubled, I'd still be okay. It would be well worth it, if the problem were solved.
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PostSubject: Re: IS THE UNITED STATES THE NEXT GREECE- DEFAULT ? OPNION ?   Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:56 am

The plan is to make a one world money system, like the Euro. Goverments arn't stupid, they make problems so people will beg for the change the Goverment wants. We are a stupid people...Baaa, Baaa...sheep.


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PostSubject: Re: IS THE UNITED STATES THE NEXT GREECE- DEFAULT ? OPNION ?   Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:07 am

No matter is America sinking in the sense of economy or not, it still seems be the wonderland to many Europeans, every day as I listen radio or watch the tv, I could see and hear those interviews - how someone have been in America, living there for awhile and that makes her or him as a cosmological person, who have seen the wold- America where all is big and people rich.
What I wonder - is the language, why so few are able to read English - even after been learning it for years.
As I said - it seems be still the wonderland for somebody here.
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PostSubject: Re: IS THE UNITED STATES THE NEXT GREECE- DEFAULT ? OPNION ?   Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:11 am

Want to read some truth? This country is not heading in a direction, it is already there. They are doing the same thing Germany did in 1939.


Halliburton Confirms [b]Concentration Camps Already Constructed [/b]



Why exactly are prisons being built for ... and preparation exercise to build concentration camps and ... in the CIA know ALL ABOUT the concentration camps in America ...

www.libertyforlife.com/.../us_concentration_camps.htm - Cached
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PostSubject: Re: IS THE UNITED STATES THE NEXT GREECE- DEFAULT ? OPNION ?   Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:31 am

Oh, by the way, Habeas Corpus has already been suspended...five years ago if I recall. They do not have to take you before a Judge...you do not pass go...you do not collect $200...you go directly to jail.The people of America fell into the same trap the people of Germany fell into.Do what you are told, and keep your mouth shut...you can do no more than the people of Germany could do for 12 years. They had someone to save them...the people of America don't.
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