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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

USA in Disarray

The United States of America continues to be a country at grave risk in an increasingly dangerous world.

Worse, the USA is in total disarray at the highest levels of governance.

Team Obama appears bent on an economic, political, and social suicide pact. The much-ballyhooed trillion dollar "stimulus" plan has not revived the economy. There is a limit to government-inspired stimulus as any thoughtful Keynesian knows. Given most of the money allocated was political, not economic, who can be surprised?

The deficit grows wildy and the national debt nears 100% of GDP. Secretary of Treasury Geitner told the BBC that the world "cannot depend as much on the (United States) as it did in the past." That is a whopper of a statement, but certainly true with anti-capitalists running the show, right Mr. Geitner?

The USA is a Greece times ten and the day of reckoning is closer than many think.

Politically, the leftist minority in the US holds the levers of power in a center-right country, as confirmed by the latest Gallup poll. The current Congress will surely be reconstituted with less Yes-Obama votes after the November elections this year. Mr. Obama is lucky he is not up for re-election this year.

The passage of socialist health care by shear force against the will of the people has not been forgotten. One of the most important pieces of social legislation in a half-century will be imposed on a public that cherished their own private insurance plans. Given socialist health care is a manner to control the people and not about health care (since it is a wreck in every country that has tried to implement such a scheme), the American populace is rightfully outraged.

The current malaise in the USA could have been at least mitigated had Mr. Obama not won in November 2008. However, enough of the American people took a powder on election day and now have buyer´s remorse.

It is too late. When a citizenry collectively decides to toss away their responsibilities, candidates like Mr. Obama flourish.

Now with the USA in total decline and a president and his team dedicated to accelerating it, in the end, the American people can only blame themselves for the disarray in which they find their country.

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