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#1 lukin

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 04:48 AM

How did it come to be that a majority of the citizens from Western Europe, Canada, and the United States have come to rely on big government for survival, rather than taking pride in earning one's money and contributing to society. As soon as a useless program is cut, which is going to be more and more necessary, people are ready to riot. There will be many more violent riots in Europe in the coming days, similar to, if not more violent than the London riots. These riots will make their way to the United States. How did we come to be such a lazy society relying on the government. I guess government wants us to rely on it, isn't that their ultimate goal? That's what Obama wants.

We are returning to the 1930s...only worse.

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Edited by lukin, 23 September 2011 - 05:15 AM.


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Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:12 AM

I guess if right leaning governments would stop growing government we'd be ok.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:13 AM

...These riots will make their way to the United States. How did we come to be such a lazy society relying on the government. I guess government wants us to rely on it, isn't that their ultimate goal? That's what Obama wants.



That doesn't even make any sense...what does "Obama" have to do with riots in the Eurozone or North America? The last big riot was in Vancouver after a hockey game.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:30 AM

That doesn't even make any sense...what does "Obama" have to do with riots in the Eurozone or North America? The last big riot was in Vancouver after a hockey game.

You havent heard? Blame Obama has replaced blame Bush/Halliburton.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:31 AM

How did it come to be that a majority of the citizens from Western Europe, Canada, and the United States have come to rely on big government for survival, rather than taking pride in earning one's money and contributing to society. As soon as a useless program is cut, which is going to be more and more necessary, people are ready to riot. There will be many more violent riots in Europe in the coming days, similar to, if not more violent than the London riots. These riots will make their way to the United States. How did we come to be such a lazy society relying on the government. I guess government wants us to rely on it, isn't that their ultimate goal? That's what Obama wants.

We are returning to the 1930s...only worse.

http://blogs.the-ame...11/09/22/panic/


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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:39 AM

I'm not sure how anyone could look at a financial crisis caused by free market fundamentalism and the rank greed of the capitalist class and conclude that it's the fault of the socialists.

Complete nonsense. Government lowering lending standards and forcing banks to loan money to people that wouldn't otherwise qualify, and can't afford to pay them back, has nothing to do with free markets. It's government manipulation of a free market that was the cause of the problem. Nice try statist.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 09:42 AM

*sniff sniff*

Smells like ideology in here.

Must be the socialists.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 10:22 AM

[quote name='lukin' date='23 September 2011 - 07:48 AM' timestamp='1316778523' post='711603']
[quote]How did it come to be that a majority of the citizens from Western Europe, Canada, and the United States have come to rely on big government for survival, rather than taking pride in earning one's money and contributing to society.[/quote]

Other than huckstering for a blog visit, please demonstrate how "a majority" has depended on government for "survival." Oh wait, I see, another false premise.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 10:27 AM

That doesn't even make any sense...what does "Obama" have to do with riots in the Eurozone or North America? The last big riot was in Vancouver after a hockey game.


I did not say Obama had anything to do with the Euro riots. The riots in Europe are a result of Big government entitlements. Obama,along with other world leaders, is a "Big Government" supporter who wants more and more people to have to rely on the government for daily living. As soon as the government needs to cut programs, the people revolt, because they are used to big nanny taking care of their every needs. They are not self-reliant...they only survive on government perks and hand-outs. They become violent, destructive when Government has to make much-needed cuts. These riots can easily happen in major US cities very soon.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 10:37 AM

[quote name='lukin' date='23 September 2011 - 01:27 PM' timestamp='1316798853' post='711661']
[quote]As soon as the government needs to cut programs, the people revolt, because they are used to big nanny taking care of their every needs. They are not self-reliant...they only survive on government perks and hand-outs. They become violent, destructive when Government has to make much-needed cuts.[/quote]

False premise.

[quote]These riots can easily happen in major US cities very soon.[/quote]

Conclusion from a false premise, so no, you're wrong.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 11:00 AM

I guess if right leaning governments would stop growing government we'd be ok.


Yep and left leaning governments. Pare it down to the bare bones, I say. Does that sound right wing?
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 11:00 AM

.....They are not self-reliant...they only survive on government perks and hand-outs. They become violent, destructive when Government has to make much-needed cuts. These riots can easily happen in major US cities very soon.



Well, let's test your theory with federal health care budget cuts for/to Canadian provinces (1990's). Did riots ensue from the angry Canadian populace? Were cars burned and store windows set ablaze? Nope.

If your calamitous fantasy only applies to Obama and the USA, it is still out to lunch. There were no such riots when welfare reform was implemented 15 years ago by Clinton and the US Congress.

Riots happen in US and Canadian cities for lots of reasons, but budget cuts ain't one of them.

Edited by bush_cheney2004, 23 September 2011 - 11:01 AM.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 11:12 AM

ame='lukin' date='23 September 2011 - 07:48 AM' timestamp='1316778523' post='711603']


Other than huckstering for a blog visit, please demonstrate how "a majority" has depended on government for "survival." Oh wait, I see, another false premise.

Teachers, firemen, Unions, Corporations, monopolies, lawyers, accountants, government employees, pensions, doctors, nurses are all either paid or subsidized or owe their existence to government regulation and you see no majority dependent upon government. Perhaps you are only looking at who gets "free" money or services for nothing. The North, Yukon and Nunavut, is almost all subsidized by government.

They will all work as "special interests" to get their "fair share" from government.
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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:14 PM

Yep and left leaning governments. Pare it down to the bare bones, I say. Does that sound right wing?

It sounds just as self-defeating as concentrating wealth into as few hands as possible.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:24 PM

Riots happen in US and Canadian cities for lots of reasons, but budget cuts ain't one of them.

Maybe not yet but according to the experts, budget cuts are the main reasons why austerity and anarchy correlate.

Does fiscal consolidation lead to social unrest? From the end of the Weimar Republic in Germany in the 1930s to anti-government demonstrations in Greece in 2010-11, austerity has tended to go hand in hand with politically motivated violence and social instability. In this paper, we assemble cross-country evidence for the period 1919 to the present, and examine the extent to which societies become unstable after budget cuts. The results show a clear positive correlation between fiscal retrenchment and instability. We test if the relationship simply reflects economic downturns, and conclude that this is not the key factor. We also analyse interactions with various economic and political variables. While autocracies and democracies show a broadly similar responses to budget cuts, countries with more constraints on the executive are less likely to see unrest as a result of austerity measures. Growing media penetration does not lead to a stronger effect of cut-backs on the level of unrest.





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