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Current government path is leading to a nightmare (Government is leading us into disaster)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | February 2, 2014 | Dennis Clayson

Posted on 02/02/2014 11:32:54 AM PST by campg

This year President Barack Obama and his party will begin their campaign against “the rich” while emphasizing the “gap” in wages between those on top and those on the bottom. Their solution will be to increase the minimum wage, raise taxes on “the rich” and increase government spending.

They will exploit ignorance and envy to maintain power. Their solution will make the gap larger and create an endless recession. Unless reversed, the result is likely to be a financial collapse, wiping out savings, retirement accounts and putting almost everyone in the country into the category we now call the "working poor."

At every point of failure, they will blame various enemies: the other political party, the rich, business “elites” and conservatives will be favorite targets.

You can’t deny these effects by saying that opposition to these policies is simply politics, or that conservatives are making these warnings to get a reaction or to stir the pot.

Sorry. The current path of the federal government and the Obama administration will impoverish the nation unless it is reversed.

Two examples:

In 1969, there were 51 full-time workers for everyone receiving disability from the federal government. Currently, there are only 13 workers.

We now have more people receiving federal disability than there are citizens of Greece.

There are 48 million people currently receiving food stamps; that is a 70 percent increase since Obama took office. There are only three full-time workers for each person getting this aid. We could give food stamps to every living soul in Central America and still have 8 percent left over. Or we could feed everyone in Canada and still have enough to feed half of the total population of North Korea.

Progressives are flat-out irked that anything economic should interfere with their communal dream, but reality is not optional. The taxpayers have been extraordinarily generous, but irrespective of their goodness this cannot continue.

Suppose we took the nation and split it into two countries, with an equal distribution of wealth between the two. One would be liberal and continue current policies. The progressives could double down on all their dreams.

New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other progressives could get their wish. There would be no place for conservatives, not only in New York but in the entire new country. So much for crossing the aisle, tolerance and diversity.

The conservative country would be run by a small constitutional federal system. The government would have the authority to protect and defend its citizens and administer the “rule of law.” There would be a limited number of felonies and of regulations. The law would be administered equally, whether you were the president or a homeless person.

At the beginning, every American could choose which country he or she wanted to live in.

Within 30 years, the liberal nation would be a basket case, and it would have to build a fence. Not to keep people out but to keep people in. The progressive country would blame its failures on others, and would perhaps even threaten war.

The conservative country would be wealthier, it would have fewer poor people and the poor people that did exist would be much richer than the poor in the other country.

Almost all wealth creation, advances in science and innovations in business would be taking place in the conservative country. Even the ecology would be more pristine in the conservative half.

How sure am I of this? I have no doubt. None whatsoever.

This has already been done. It was tried in perhaps the largest human experiment in history, and the Soviet Union collapsed with a price in human misery that was staggering. It was done in Germany and Korea. It was tried in China and Taiwan. China is emerging now because of increased freedom, not the other way around.

Our country is being driven by self-serving people into a future nightmare that need not occur.


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KEYWORDS: classwarfare; communism; federalspending; obama; poor; rich
Thank God their are people willing to warn America of the socialistic train wreck that Obama is purposely engineering. Clayson is a patriot.
1 posted on 02/02/2014 11:32:54 AM PST by campg
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To: campg

“and it would have to build a fence. Not to keep people out but to keep people in.”

Sounds like the old iron curtain. It was a great example to what happens when the government becomes the arbitrator of all things including the economy.


2 posted on 02/02/2014 11:36:54 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: campg
"Government is leading us into disaster."

Is leading? They were "leading" us to disaster 20 years ago. The disaster is unfolding right before our very eyes, and getting worse every day.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

3 posted on 02/02/2014 11:48:13 AM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: campg
putting almost everyone in the country into the category we now call the "working poor."

The Socialist Utopia.

4 posted on 02/02/2014 11:51:00 AM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: campg
IF this were a We The People Republic still, then the headline might be appropriate. But the reality is that ‘government’ (read fedzilla by democrips and republicants) is not leading, it is ruling, as in tyrannical rule by empowered elites.
5 posted on 02/02/2014 11:51:38 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: campg

Obama is a disaster, but our government has been leading us in this direction for years. My guess is, for at least 100 years. Obama just raised the bar and has accelerated the program to disaster.


6 posted on 02/02/2014 11:54:25 AM PST by mulligan
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To: campg

The entitlement army is in control, at least in national elections. Nov 2012 proved that.

The only question now is how long will the markets continue to accept the charade of 40% fake money to pay the entitlements.


7 posted on 02/02/2014 11:56:22 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: campg

Glenn Beck talked about this recently. Just look at North Korea and South Korea.


8 posted on 02/02/2014 11:58:22 AM PST by gattaca (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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9 posted on 02/02/2014 12:13:59 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: campg

And we allowed it, donated to it, funded it and voted for it.

Well more than once.


10 posted on 02/02/2014 12:14:54 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: wku man

I agree. We are in the disaster now. We are in the police state now. We are in the economic collaspe now. Pepare for a very hard landing.


11 posted on 02/02/2014 1:04:59 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: mulligan

This started w president Wilson backing the 16th and 17th Amendments.


12 posted on 02/02/2014 1:11:59 PM PST by DownInFlames
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To: campg
This year President Barack Obama and his party will begin their campaign against “the rich”

The "rich" will exclude the millionaire and billionaire Banksters and crony corporatists that fund the Republicrat/Dumbocan Party and are exempt from the taxes and regulations they push for. The "rich" will be Middle-class folks not on welfare and not to the left of Mao.

13 posted on 02/02/2014 1:16:06 PM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: campg

Paging Captain Obvious...Captain Obvious...Captain Obvious to the red phone...


14 posted on 02/02/2014 1:25:14 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64

It is obvious to us, but unfortunately, there are still many, many foolish people who are way behind the learning curve on things. This is why this type of article is necessary.


15 posted on 02/02/2014 1:30:48 PM PST by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: stevie_d_64

Yes, obvious to all but the low info crowd. Thanks.


16 posted on 02/02/2014 1:43:26 PM PST by campg
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To: uncitizen

The problem with that is the people that NEED to realize, including us in some cases, is that we have been fooled, recognize it, get over it, then make the proper adjustments the next time those things called...What do they call them, yeah polling locations open...

If people want to remain ignorant to their social and political surroundings and not make decisions on their own, susceptible to the whims and agendas of the media driven by the very political forces and ideologies that are destructive by their very existence...

There really is not much you, I or anyone else can do to such blind ignorance...

I tend to believe that those type of people are not worth any of our time or effort to try to convince otherwise, especially in the times we live in now...


17 posted on 02/02/2014 1:54:23 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: campg

Sadly, America is past saving. The good people are severely out numbered by the bad, the sad, the dumb, the crooks, the thieves, the lazies, the murderers, the communists, the socialists, the muzzies, the illegals. We are so out numbered, I quit long ago to stop trying to count. Sadly, we are done. America has withdrawn His protective hand of a nation that has turned its back on Him. He has found America guilty. He has sentenced America. We are done. The only slight chance is total national repentance. That, I don’t believe will ever happen. Sad.


18 posted on 02/02/2014 1:59:43 PM PST by RetiredArmy (All that call upon His name shall be saved! HE is the ONLY way to heaven. Only HIM!!)
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To: stevie_d_64

I think we shouldn’t write these people off as though they can never learn or never see the truth of what is going on. Nobody knows what one point said in just the right way will finally cause a breakthrough in one of them. it may be too late to make much difference in what is about to happen, but we need as many people armed with the truth in the fight that comes after.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 2:13:05 PM PST by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: RetiredArmy

Thank you for serving. We have sons who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and the torch is now in their hands. I share your sadness, but have hope that when the X’ers realize what the future holds for them that they will revolt and reclaim the America that made us the envy of the world. We gave Iraq and Afghanistan a chance at freedom and it should be a crime to squander that away the way Obama has. Giving up would betray all the sacrifices.


20 posted on 02/02/2014 2:16:02 PM PST by campg
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To: uncitizen

Responsibility for ones self has disappeared


21 posted on 02/02/2014 2:21:04 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: ronnie raygun

Yep


22 posted on 02/02/2014 2:47:13 PM PST by uncitizen (Impeach the Communist Already!)
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To: campg

I’ll lift up your sons for putting their lives on the line and ask the Good Lord to bless them for their courage in defending the Republic. Thank them for the sacrifice they have made. No, the thing I fear most is that we are out numbered. No matter how many good ones we have, the enemy has a larger force and the dimocrats are adding to it daily. The thing that will happen in the end is that these same dimocrats who are turning the country over to the muslins will be beheaded by the same muslins they are giving the nation too.


23 posted on 02/02/2014 4:49:04 PM PST by RetiredArmy (All that call upon His name shall be saved! HE is the ONLY way to heaven. Only HIM!!)
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To: RetiredArmy
"The good people are severely out numbered by the bad, the sad, the dumb, the crooks, the thieves, the lazies, the murderers, the communists, the socialists, the muzzies, the illegals."

I have to disagree with you there, RA. I agree with Glenn Beck that we surround them. The problem is our people, the center-right majority in this country, are lazy, unmotivated, afraid to speak out against the politically correct conventional wisdom, or have been scared into believing what they hear in the media.

Some don't believe things are as bad as they are, because they've been lulled into a Bread and Circuses coma by the entertainment media. They're not motivated because they believe "this too shall pass". Others see the constant Leftist badgering of the center-right majority, through pop culture, and are too afraid to stand up and act like the majority. Yet others believe what they hear in the Obammunist lickspittle media, and have simply given up, believing our best days are behind us.

I believe the Republic is definitely saveable, but if and only if we can wake up -- and buck up -- our side. Yes, we've gone over the cliff. Yes, the rocky ravine bottom is flying up at us quickly. But I believe there's still time enough to yank our chute and break our fall...if we can get everyone on our side to wake up and brace for impact. Maybe the crash is a foregone conclusion, but I still think there's a way for us to survive it as a Republic. Not going to be easy, though.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

24 posted on 02/02/2014 6:51:13 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: wku man
"The problem is our people, the center-right majority in this country, are lazy, unmotivated, afraid to speak out against the politically correct conventional wisdom, or have been scared into believing what they hear in the media".

Thus as I said, we are out numbered. If your troops are cowards and run, then you have no useful troops. Sadly, that is what we have. I can guarantee you that a lot of people that call themselves conservatives, rant and raze even here about people getting free stuff for nothing, etc., etc., ARE IN THE LINE getting it themselves and vote to keep it. Just what the Bible says, that they act as sheep, but are really wolves in with us. People like this are useless to us. I had many a trooper over the years who just took up space, three hots and a cot, a pay check, free medical and dental until we ran his sorry butt off or his time was up and he was not allowed to reenlist because he was worthless. We have millions like that now. Our churches are full of people who call themselves Christians, but we cannot get them off their butts to work for the LORD. Always some excuse. When I look around our church it is always the same hand full of people doing all the work, all the volunteering, all the helping out, etc. The same 40-60 people doing all the work in a church of 1,100 (on the rolls, but we normally get 350-400 on Sundays). I stick with my original post.

LIke the LORD said, "What have you done for me. What have you done in My name. If you did it for them, you did it for Me." I work for my LORD because I want to. Not because He tells me that is what I should be doing. I do it because I love Him and what He has already done for my sorry, good for nothing, sinful, behind. He is going to allow me into His Heaven. I don't deserve it. But, His free gift, His gift of Grace, allows me in. There is nothing I can do to earn it. It is from Him, free. Just believe on Him and He saves you. That simple. So easy, even a Dimocrat could do it.

25 posted on 02/03/2014 7:54:46 AM PST by RetiredArmy (All that call upon His name shall be saved! HE is the ONLY way to heaven. Only HIM!!)
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To: RetiredArmy
" If your troops are cowards and run, then you have no useful troops."

Very true, sir. But that's where we, as former NCOs/officers need to step in and keep our soldiers from retreating. We're leaders...we need to lead. Guys like you and I need to show courage and lead our faltering countrymen, not throw up our arms and join the surrender monkey chorus.

You're right -- too may of our countrymen have lost faith in God and/or America. Too many of them aren't pulling their weight. But that's where you and I, and every other former NCO or officer, need to step up and give them words of encouragement. We can do it, one FReeper at a time, one co-worker at a time, one congregation member at a time.

You and I took the same oath, part of which said "I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same". That oath has no expiration date. Step up, sir.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

26 posted on 02/03/2014 10:19:58 AM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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