You don't understand it? Corporate greed is lining your pockets with gold at the expense of someone else. Having a tax payer bail you out for YOUR mistakes and then taking a huge bonus for doing so. BTW that is socialism.
You're talking out of both sides of your mouth. Get your story straight. Corporations have no pockets to line - people do. Corporate greed involves corporations - not people. Are you suggesting that 'corporate greed' is just what happens when corporations receive bailouts?
I am personally opposed to socialism. I am all in favor of free trade, and people lining their pockets with gold due to their hard work or their investments paying off. I am all in favor of hiring workers to work for me, and those workers make me money which lines my pockets.
If you don't understand how corporate greed is the root cause of the decline of the middle class then commenting on your other off beat remarks is fruitless.
You fail to define what corporate greed is, while confusing 'corporate greed' with symptoms resulting from this 'corporate greed.' The decline of the bourgeois is due to them stopping working for themselves, and instead working for others.
I still don't have any idea how the government is going to pay for all those social entitlement programs and other types of entitlement programs that have landed us 13 trillion + dollars in debt.
I do. I do. Inflation of the money supply, resulting in hyperinflation. Remember the Weimar Republic? Remember Zimbabwe, and their $100 trillion dollar bills?
Our countries tax structure is based on people working and not just stocking shelves at Wal-Mart.
What are you talking about? The government gets pennies from income taxes. Have you forgotten other ways the government gets its money, such as tariffs and duties?
If you remove manufacturing from our home soil you have eliminated our employment opportunities.
Manufacture is not where wealth is created. Wealth is created with agriculture, mining, fishing, etc. You need a strong agricultural base, and there are always job opportunities in agriculture. Become a commercial beekeeper if you want a job.
Of course not but manufacturing is the only way to improve the country's standard of living for the general population.
The only way? Where do you come up with this? Try low taxes, little government intrusion and regulation, and sound money. Heck, just get sound money, and you will see an improvement in the standard of living.
Well that is one way of bringing back manufacturing.
How will an increase in the money supply bring back manufacturing?
But here again that is just another tax on the middle class and a way to cut pay scales across the board. It will also hugely affect senior citizens.
No, increasing M3 affects EVERYONE. It is not limited to just the middle class or senior citizens. The class of people it affects the worst are the savers, regardless if they are poor, middle class, or rich people who save.
Does it make any sense for the government to tax the government?
That is the only thing the Federal Government has the lawful authority to tax. Itself.
Where else will the taxes come from?
Why do we need to look anywhere else? The Federal Government is fully capable of financing itself by taxing itself.
The problem is when people get tired of the make believe wars we start these wars find a way to end.
They still haven't ended the war they started in 1860. What are you talking about? Look at all the military installations around the world - how can you possibly say the wars come to an end? Look at the CIA and its role in overthrowing governments - how can you possibly suggest anything other than a constant state of war in the future?
And a few select millionares walk away with a huge satchel of money that they made of the war that they started.
They aren't millionaires. They are billionaires. Odds are, they have 5% of all the gold in the world in their private vault too. ;)
it is not the only solution, but it seems to be the one this government will choose.
Their only other option is to default. Helicopter Ben (and all his cronies) has made it clear that default is not an option he is willing to follow. They worship the idiot known as John Maynard Keynes.
no, i meant GDP. it is a more relevant and steady number when calculating market value of production.
Relevant and steady? Ha ha. Flipping burgers is classified as manufacturing. If you develop a computer that runs twice as fast, it gets counted double on GDP, even though the human operator can only type as fast as they could on the old computer. The numbers are so cooked that no government number is reliable, relevant, or steady.
They don't even track M3 anymore.
it is a fact that government has been growing for years, but never at it's current rate.
Obama has also spent more money than every administration before him combined.