MadHatter and VYAZMA points are well taken and both have merit. The system that works for the teacher and factory worker is not the best system for the farmer and business owners and when I say business, I am talking about the backbone of U.S. business of 20 or less employees, not the IBM’s.
In 1917 the greatest economy and government in the world was Germany. Germany was setting the ground work for the Germany Mark to be the number one World’s Safe Haven currency. The Mark was consider the safest of all the currencies in the world and German companies were spread around the world. By 1921 the Dollar could buy 4 Marks. Ten months later the Dollar could buy 4,200,000,000 Marks. Yes, 4.2 billion Marks.
Yes there was WWI, but WWI was not fought on German soil.
No buddy in 1917 could dream that the Mark would fall, after all Germany was big, smart and powerful and was building museums, universities and spending on Socialist types of programs for the people. Germany was brought back to life in 1925 by billions of U.S. dollars going to Germany with management controls by the U.S. Capitalist. The Capitalist economy came back to life and Germany once again became a world power.
Mr. Dawes got the Noble reward for the plan. The Marshall Plan was the same system of jump starting the economies in Japan and Europe in the 1950’s.
We know the pumping of funds in the economies will create work and keep the system operating at the cost of inflation.
So why is the system not working now? The Government has and is pumping vast amounts of money into the system and the economy is not responding.
The simple fact is the U.S. is over regulated with Socialist styled management and the American people and business are over taxed. The only thing that is in our favor right now is that as bad as we are, the systems used by the rest of the world is no better otherwise the dollar could fall like the Mark did.
Both China and Europe are developing world safe haven currencies right now to get away from the dollar. Had they been in place a few years ago the dollar would have devalued and crashed.
The more we regulate and raise taxes the more economy classes are created in the population.
The vast amount of money the few rich people have. So what! If you took that money away from them and gave it to the poor. You still would not fix the economy. We would just be a poorer nation overall. The poor see money completely different than the rich. The poor think the rich are stealing from them and not paying their fair share. That could not be further from the truth.
Socialism can exist and give great benefits to the people if it is supported by a good Capitalists system. Without the Capitalist “base support” the benefits for the people may not exist in a highly populated Socialist system.
VYAZMA quote to MadHatter -
What’s your problem? If you can’t make it in the business in the US, then I don’t know what to tell you.
It’s competitive out there. It can be tough. Quit looking for scapegoats.
On this statement I have to agree with MadHatter.
The government is not looking to the Socialist programs to fix the economy. The government is wanting to pump funds into the Capitalist programs hoping the Capitalist will respond and fix the economy again. But the small businessman does not want the money because he has been beaten up and robbed to many times by the government to jump back into business. The stock market is going up because of the dumping of funds into the economy. Some of the top economist are saying that Americans are going to have to adjust to a lesser lifestyle in the future.
Remember Obama loaning millions to these startup energy companies. Look what happened. Clear proof that Socialist think they understand capitalism and it is all about the money. Wrong, capitalism is all about laws, labor and trade, the making of money. And Socialism is more about the spending of money than the making of money.
Both systems can work together, the big churches have proven that. But you have to laugh at the extent that the churches go to to hide the land, business and stock investments from the public and church members. The biggest ranches in the U.S. are church owned and churches are Socialist systems.
Have a great day, Mike