It's all connected people. I can't believe it. It goes against everything that I believe in my heart. Conspiracy theories make me laugh (right before I change the channel). But just for the sake of argument, let's go through it so I can attack it as unfounded ridiculousness...
Here in America today we have rising unemployment that has no signs of stopping except for Government jobs. An ever rising tax rate (here in AZ we just got hit with about 3 billion for the next 3 years) for everyone who would be selling luxury items, prepare to end up in the unemployment lines. Everyone that opposes the Regime (i.e. Tea Party) is ridiculed and scrutinized for some reason to persecute. Meanwhile, behind the innocent looking bookstore...40,000,ooo illegal immigrants suck on the tit of our entitlement programs, adding to the rising tax rate and overwhelming abyss of debt and dysfunction of our states, country and citizens. We are shackled to a state run school system that fell south of inept about 20 years ago and is now hovering over 3rd world status. Our youth is dumbed down and institutionalised to the point that the only way they will be able to keep a job is if it is handed to them on a silver platter by the state who needs a body to screw in a light bulb. We are on the verge of having a health care plan run by the government, which is going to lead to higher taxes and more unemployment (except in state jobs! are you seeing a trend?). By the time that happens, the now 47% of people who don't pay taxes will balloon to well over 60%. So that means that only 40% of the country will be paying taxes. I wonder what their tax rate would be? By then, sadly, it wouldn't matter, because the 60% majority would be cannibalizing the 40% minority by demanding more and more entitlements and wanting to do less and less. Until the 40% becomes 30%, at which time (if it hasn't already happened) the Government will swoop in and "Bailout" (or nationalize) the banking system. By this time, the global economy will be brought to it's knees because America has and always will be the engine that drives the global economy.
What happens when no one in the world has any money? Breadlines. That's what happens. Not unlike the welfare lines of today. People waiting in a huge line for food provided by the state. Just like the Soviet Republic. No money, no luxury, no exceptionalism. Only the state. Is anyone ready to put the tin foil on their heads so the aliens don't suck our brains out yet? Me neither. I'm just really pissed off and scared. Because this is the vision of the future for that President of ours. I could just see him sitting around with his friends when he was a teenager, passing around a joint and talking about how cool the future is going to be when there is no money and everyone just gets what ever they want (kinda like Star Trek. Couldn't you just see Obama in one of those spandex "Next Generation" body suits?).
The sad part in all of this is that we (Americans) did this to ourselves. We allowed ourselves to feel guilty for being successful and we want everyone to be successful. Sounds good on paper, but the reality is that a lot of people out there don't want to be successful. They don't share the American entrepreneurial spirit that this country was founded on. They don't know this because we stopped teaching them about it (goes back to Dumbing down students) in the classroom because we got so enthralled with test scores and so uninterested in the concept of free thinking. We are so concerned about everyone getting taken care of if they lose their job and so not concerned about getting those people who lost their jobs back into the job force. We are so intent on everyone being "Even Steven" that we are taking the innovators who make this country great and taking the incentive of being exceptional away, in essence binding both their hands behind their back.
Maybe I am crazy, but this all seems like a very uncanny kind of coincidence.