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Sunday, January 6, 2013

USA and Argentina Comparisons

Fox News about a civil war and what is happening in the US and Argentina. Found it interesting.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/01/03/were-now-one-step-closer-to-america-coming-civil-war/?intcmp=obnetwork#ixzz2H35m4sbt

Have a happy new year!

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We're now one step closer to America's coming civil war


The New Year has started with a monstrosity of a budget deal, one that proves that neither political party, Democrats or Republicans, is really serious about controlling the growth of big government.
But soap opera dramatics about fiscal "cliffs" and sequestration shouldn’t deflect from where President Obama is really taking this country. Consider this story from the Wall Street Journal a few days before Christmas:
“Thousands of people in several Argentine cities ransacked supermarkets for a second day in the latest challenge to President Chistina Kirchner, who is struggling to revive a weak economy...In the central city Rosario, two people were killed during the incidents and 137 people arrested.
Washington's Republicans and Democrats alike have become the toll collectors on the road to serfdom
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“The violence puts Mrs. Kirchner in a difficult position as the poor are [her] core constituents...Her government spends billions of dollars a year to help low income families, including free health care...[Yet] Argentine activists who claim to represent the poor traditionally block access to supermarkets in the month of December to demand free food and other items...The latest events were some of the worst acts of looting and vandalism in years.... Local media showed dozens of men, women, and children hauling away televisions, refrigerators, and food.”
Some have said my warnings about a coming civil war between makers and takers are exaggerated. It’s true that Argentina’s politicians have been waging class warfare since Juan and Eva Peron–and they aren’t fazed when it turns bloody. Obama and the Democrats are relative newcomers to the game. But Argentina reveals who really suffers when those who create a nation’s wealth get mugged by those who spend it–as just happened this week in Washington.
It’s the poor and the middle class, the very ones big government says it’s trying to protect.

4 comments:

Don Williams said...

Hmmm. In the past US election, $1.1 Billion was spent on House races, $695 Million on Senate races
and $1.3 Billion on the Presidential election:

http://www.opensecrets.org/overview/index.php

That $3.1 Billion total.

How many people thinks that $3.1 Billion was $10 checks from the
low income "takers"?

How many people think that the "makers" spent $3.1
Billion just to install a government that takes money from
the "makers" and hand it to the "takers"??

And if the low income moochers are sucking up all that money then how come 2% of the US population is getting around 25% of the national income --up from 8% in 1977?

Or is it possible that when Tim Geither hands those sacks
of money out the back door of the US Treasury at night,
that the money might be going
somewhere other than to the poor??

Anybody spot any hard empirical data in Fox's article? Any--you know --FACTS?

Lance said...

Anyone remember the Rodney King riots in L.A.? Seems sometimes it does not take much. It has happened here.

Anonymous said...

Try not looking for "FACTS" (that never will see the light of day) and try looking for motive. Besides if only ten percent contribute 100.00 that would be 30 million people. Some give a lot more some less. Still doable. Those that Turbotax are shoveling money to DON'T pay their own way. They use sheeple and their money to fund the placement of their minions. They are not dummies.

R. S. Zwieg said...

Between the government fiscal irresponsiblity and the attack on the Second Ammendment I wouldn't be surprised.