Hitler's reign was cemented into history when he spoke strongly against the Generman debt to the US post WW1. Germany was still not fully booming and alone comes the crash of our stock market and the recall of loans around the world (the only country to NOT attempt to repay our loans was Finland) and repaying us sent Germany into a deep depression that which Hitler spoke of years earlier when he was failing as a NSDAP leader, the Socialist party just wasn't enough of a challenge to defeat Communism until the words of Hitler hit home to the people when the remembered his speeches of years prior - after that, there was no stopping that charismatic leader. Some historians say that our own economic decline created the Hitler history remembers.
That said, when we create a dollar today, it creates a dollars worth of debt - how does that solve our economy woes? So when we raise minimum wage to $15 an hour, we basically create another $8 an hour MORE debt than we would have at $7 an hour. We all know that the pay rate system is an upside down triangle, the less you make, the more physically stressing a job may be, at least to some wages that are in the lower middle class range. Even lower middle class is only relative to location: here in NJ if you don't have two incomes of at least $60K coming in, you aren't making it with a couple kids and a mortgage. When the joining bases to ours joined our base, the other bases moved up to the NY pay scale which was about $3 more than they made under a Philly pay scale. I don't know anyone who couldn't use a $3 an hour raise for doing nothing different.
So my point, we are slaves to those we have borrowed money from, and our only answer is to print more debt as loans are called. The housing bubble was nothing compared to dealing with $17 Trillion in Federal debt when countries like China now have the biggest Naval Fleet in the world. Imagine, we give people on Welfare here for decades and decades, give them food stamps which many use to buy groceries for their drug dealers and go home with drugs and some Ramin Noodles, cheep and on bread to feed their kids - who I doubt get much nutrition in their bodies - but heroin Mom will never get tested because it's against their Rights. I believe in a society that you give nothing back to DESERVES to know where and what our support money is going to. If we can't control who is supported by our taxes, then we are just throwing money down the toilet.
Yeah, we are rotting from the inside. We don't bleed into our oceans nearly as much as we do across our land. And we have an administration that spends more time trying to restrict our Rights than is does to correct our Wrongs - if they can't agree to disagree and get stuff done, than do as my wife has always said "One term in office, then get them out of office" because by the second term, the vultures know who to place suit cases of money into the pockets of legislature and they are just slaves to their own greed and no longer serving the people who put them in office. Our previous Governor spent $55 million of his own money to win and hold a job that paid $250K a year - how's that for an economic plan to show how well he'll handle OUR money. After his terms were over, his administration had a $2 billion dollar discrepancy in the books - oppps!
Seriously we only get what we have to choose from, and that's a shame - because the choices are never good, we just do as the late great Mayor of Frank Rizzo called the "EVIL of TWO LESSORS!" and ain't that soooo true!