7 Reasons Americans Are So Complacent About Our Country's Impending Bankruptcy

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  1. Lovebears65
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    Makes fucking sense to me!!
     
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    I'll give you one reason: Less than half, I'd be willing to bet less than a quarter, of the electorate in this country do not have a clue about economics. It's literally a foreign language to most people.
     
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    I'll go one further.

    Loads of folks in this country don't follow politics. Hell they don't even watch the news They haven't got a fucking clue whats going on in the USA or anywhere else for that matter.

    As long as their little world rolls along they could care about anything else.

    They have no concept of the trouble this country is in.
     
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    Yep..we've got them right where they want us.
     
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    I always wondered and just thought simple mathematics was boring to most people. Or its easy to deny how much sicker the government gets. Idk all the above it doesn't apply to me.
     
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    I'll give an example. A few of years back i was buying up lots of gold coins, junk silver, etc... A co-worker happened to see some information on my desk regarding recent purchases (these happened to be mine stocks, not physical holding receipts) and was inquiring why I was buying gold. He went on to actually giggle a bit, saying that "your money is already backed by gold." Mind you, this individual is not a spring chicken. He just happens to be completely ignorant regarding monetary policy in the USA.

    Until I informed him, he actually believed that our money was backed by gold. He was stunned when I infomred him our currency is fiat, albiet the reserve of the world... This type of thinking is not uncommon, abnormal or otherwise. There are millions of americans out there that have absolutely no clue about currency, money, and monetary policy.
     
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    I think there are a couple HUNDRED million of them, unfortunately...
     
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    The real reason is, most people think we can fix the problem by making sacrifices, but it's the other guy they think has to make those sacrifices.
     
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    Those people are called "liberals."
     

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