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Barack Obama and America's decline
Asia Times [Hong Kong], by Spengler

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Posted By:supersid, 11/5/2012 7:10:32 AM

America is in incipient decline, and this week's presidential election might be the last chance to reverse it. We are becoming a different sort of country, (Snip) Nearly a third of Americans now depend on food stamps, welfare, disability payments, or some other form of government support, compared with one out of five when George W Bush left office. This enormous shift has occurred before the detonation of a demographic time bomb that will explode towards the end of the present decade, and which will push America towards even greater dependency. This time bomb has four facets:

Comments:
Spengler (David Goldman) on the coming retirement of boomers and their replacement by the less educated and more dependent next generation.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: djcdjc, 11/5/2012 7:33:00 AM     (No. 8988743)

So eugenics--controlling the birth of the underclass, uneducated is the answer.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 11/5/2012 7:46:02 AM     (No. 8988764)

FTA:"The notion that Hispanics will inundate the American population through immigration and high birth rates is a xenophobic fantasy."
Don't know if the author has been to the USA in while, but if he has he isn't paying attention.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/5/2012 7:46:20 AM     (No. 8988766)

Nations fail because of the nature of human beings. Some survive longer because of regular doses of reality rise up, such as barbarian invasions (Aka Rome with various types and the USA with Hitler)cause them to suppress the rise of elitists who squander the wealth of success for their imagined altruistic crusades at the expense of the nation- the present "Green" horde in the USA, for example. Denied the critical energy resources the Greenies have successfully destroyed in the USA, the nation has no recourse but failure on the global competitive scale. Also, the idiotic open borders we now have allowing the invasion of the ignorant backward 3rd worlders in the name of "humanity" and a way to salve affluent guilt, and the path is paved to national destruction.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: harleynyc, 11/5/2012 8:35:39 AM     (No. 8988874)

blame falls squarely on pandering democrats. The damage is reversible mostly by ending entitlements and chasing out the freeloading illegals.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/5/2012 8:38:55 AM     (No. 8988885)

Barack Obama and America's decline, but you repeat yourself!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Felixcat, 11/5/2012 9:24:29 AM     (No. 8989025)

So tell me again why Hispanics are suppose to be a natural Republican constituency?

Yes - let's allow in by the millions people, basically peasants, from third world countries who are mostly illiterate in their own native language and expect them to just blend in with the rest of us?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: stonepony, 11/5/2012 9:58:36 AM     (No. 8989119)

should anyone really be surprised that if zippy gets a second term America truly will be in decline. I would not and neither should you... All one has to do is look at where blacks control political power.... see anything other than decline?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/5/2012 11:36:46 AM     (No. 8989465)

Probably about half of the huge so-called Mexican-American population group now in the USA are illegal aliens, who are not eligible to successfully apply and receive most of the forms of government transfer payments listed in the article.

Obama wants to legalize that illegal alien population group of Mexicans, along with all the other illegal alien nationality groups from around the world that may well amount to over 20 million mostly poor, low wage earning, generally uneducated people. If that happens they will become eligible to apply for and receive all forms of government transfer payments in massive numbers. Once that happens the next step for the liberal Democrats is to make as many of them as possible into American voters.

The final result of all that would be a one party socialist oriented government in the USA indefinitely.

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