How can it exist?

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    Will somone tell me how a 'Consumer Economy' can exist?
    With no maufaturing base, no energy and overbearing regulation how can there be wealth creation and therefor job creation? Who in their right mind would invest in the U.S. to create a product when he knows he will be harrassed by the government who is now led by their "Progressive" noses by SEIU, eco-freaks, and corrupt internationl corporations/banking concerns?
    It makes no sense to me.
    Green Jobs? B.S. . We can't manufacture the componenents so we have to buy them from non-suicidal countries. (Which is exactly what we are as a nation, SUICIDAL.
    IMO. the U.S. is finished. Short of revolt along the lines of the French revolution or the appearance of another George Washington in our millitary willing and able to seize power, remove congress, reinstate the Constitution and step down (Washington did refuse the kingship of America), we as the engine of freedom for the world, will cease to exist within the next decade. What we will be I have no idea but I doubt very seriously it will be pleasant.
    "We the people" have failed to guard our liberties and allowed creaping tyranny to steal our childrens futures.
    But again to the original question- How can a 'Consumer Economy' even exist? Only a dumbed down population can't see the fallacy of the premise.
     
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    Well it required lots of credit till that ran out.
    And drawing out the equity in our homes.
    Reverse mortgaging our homes?
     
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    We have mortgaged all of our natural resourses and our labor for the next 50 years if not more.
    Repudiating the debt, changing Congress (by whatever means that can be) and telling the World to go screw is our only option, IMO.
     
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    There are no good answers for extricating ourselves from our short sighted greed driven dilema.
     
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    I'll tell you what. First, enroll in a couple of history classes, second, go to a VA hospital and ask combat vets what war is like - if they're willing to share, look at their wounds. Next, get on a plane and fly to Europe and see what a socialist democracy looks like. The people don't have horns, there are shops and markets, movie theaters and even McDonalds. Finally, go the Cape Towne, SA, and see a model for a gated nation. The halves live inside the gate, and the have-nots outside.
    Whose free, and whose not?
    And, and turn off the TV and Radio.
     
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    Typical non answer by a liberal moron. Just drink your cool-aid and hope. Or you might look up the Weimar Republic (hyperinflation) or the government which followed and how it came to power.
     
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    well he does have a point about the Europeans.

    Regardless I agree more manufacturing could not hurt. Economic theory is complex but obviously if you're sending 5% of the cost of any product to a foreign country their GDP should go up.

    There must be a magic number for the "safe" amount of foreign trade. Like "you're trade balance can be xx% negative if your economy can...."

    What that can is I don't know but it seems to be a precarious "can claim some money from internet wires or train tracks running through it."

    Man I can't think of a good way to balance a trade deficit in the long term. HELP!
     
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    Can trade run a permanent defecit? Or will it eventually get you?
     
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    Dude is familiar with all kinds of different economic theories. Maybe he has one that can apply in a positive way.
     
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    O dunno but it seems to me that defecits from trade imbalance would have to be made up with funds from somewhere else? Where from?
     

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