Government Spending

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    Let's not discuss what the government is spending money on these days. The specific reason for spending the money is not important to this post. Let's just discuss the large amount of money that has been spent and appears to be on target to be spent in the near future. How long can the government continue to spend money that they don't have? When and where does it stop? How long can the government continue to spend money like it's going out of style before we become bankrupt as a country? How's the money going to get repaid and just who is going to repay it? How much longer do you think the average American is going to tolerate this kind of runaway government spending? Are we getting ourselves into trouble with all of this spending? Your thoughts.:confused:
     
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    They will spend a lot more, and it will only stop if they can no longer secure loans from foreign powers.
     
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    They can spend it until the government collapses and the People overthrow them.]

    Then they will start all over again. Its a vicious cycle
     
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    Are you complaining about the $700 bill tarp, $700 bill stimulus or the $9 trillion the bankers spent in the last 8 months?

    One Penny Sheet » Federal Reserve Cannot Account for $9 Trillion video
     
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    Toro debunked your tin foil hat YouTube video last week, booboo.

    Time to get a new shrieking point.
     
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    I think the first couple of responses have nailed it... Obama and his administration will keep spending as long as people keep giving us money. They know that once you get the majority of people dependent on the government it is hard to take those programs away... They are going to try and get as many people dependent on them as possible so they can stay in power forever...it's that simple... It's not about the country it's about staying in power...

    Also, the people who depend on the government are always going to vote for the candidate who promises them the most free stuff...which is what Democrats do, so unless people decide they want to take care of themselves instead of rely on the government you will keep getting Democrats in power...
     
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    I think the more interesting question is where have they been borrowing these trillions from and how do those lenders get it in the first place?

    Of course nobody wants to talk about that because that asks us questions that are so fundamental that if we started to really think about it we'd realize what an enormous swindle the world has been for the last 500 years.
     
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    Why would they want to stop? Why do you assume that just because people want the madness to stop, that they want the madness to stop? They want us dependent on the government and this is how they are going to do it. You said it yourself in another post -- they want us going out of this world the same way we came into the world, naked and broke.
     

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