I think Ron Paul would agree with me that the Fed has been doing a pretty good job of destroying the dollar all by itself. Bitcoin could be a watershed however.
The surveillance state is massive. It permeates America in a way that only a few years ago no one would have believed. The devil’s waltz of government and contractors develops ever better means of spying on us.. Billions are spent, and billions more are made by industry. With each dollar a bit more of our liberty ebbs away.
Sadly it is our money being spent on these surveillance efforts. We are financing this increasingly unchecked experiment in human control.
It is called fascism.
If one wants to get paid and one is OK with suckling at the teet of the American taxpayer, DC is the place to do it. It is the capital from The Hunger Games movie. It is here that the wealth of our nation is aggregated. The hinterlands pay their tribute to the massive bureautropolis which straddles the Beltway and stretches into the countryside of Virginia and Maryland.
In the opinion of many in Washington, you the American citizens, exist to support them.
I have to say – this is pretty cool.
The non-aggression principal, a revolutionary concept.
It also makes people richer, which is good.
One of the least discussed, but potentially most significant, provisions in President Obama’s budget is the use of the “chained consumer price index” (chained CPI), to measure the effect of inflation on people’s standard of living. Chained CPI is an effort to alter the perceived impact of inflation via the gimmick of “full substitution.” This is the assumption that when the price of one consumer product increases, consumers will simply substitute a similar, lower-cost product with no adverse effect. Thus, the government decides your standard of living is not affected if you can no longer afford to eat steak, as long as you can afford to eat hamburger.
Dr. Paul isn’t the only medical doctor who is completely fed up with medical central planning. I’ve talked with a few and each one is deeply concerned about how it will impact care.
Now that’s an idea.