Is there a citizen trap in the US?

Discussion in 'Economics' started by AKUMATOTENSHI, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. It seems that with all the service jobs with no way to make any economic headway working. Not getting a college degree and loading up on debt. There is a citizen trap in the US. Unless you win the lottery or get lucky the path to economic prosperity in almost none existant. I used to beleive the crap that was put on CNBC for Larry Kudlow. The smoke machine is out of substance and all the mirrors are broken, ephamistacly speaking. There is really nothing left to sell to other nations and the US has become the worlds underpaid police force. The jobs arte not coming back and there are no public works projects of scale that will get things back on track.

  2. Damn offshouring and insourcing are destroying American Dream and Confidence.
  3. AK100


    Great comment, glad you've seen the light.
  4. AK100


    There's a big secret out there that not many Americans know, or are being told about as it's well, un-American.

    Look at the percentage increase of Americans renouncing their citizenship over the last 5 years, it's starting to go off the chart.............
  5. Roark


    Come on dude, you can up with an idea similar to Facebook or something and become a billionaire overnight. You're being too pessimistic. Think how wonderful it is to live in the US. You don't have to worry about radiation and you can drink the water. Stuff is super cheap at Walmart and a Walmart store has just about everything a person needs or wants. And if Walmart doesn't have it, will surely have it and sell it to you tax free if you don't live in Washington state. Houses are cheap and huge. You should get down on your knees and thank whatever gods there may be for your incredible good fortune.
  6. ElCubano


    absolutely...on ur knees and kiss the soil, although things look to be changing very quickly.

    The drinking water all depends where in the states you live....if it's on the marcellus may want to truck in your own water...:D
  7. tortoise


    Agreed. Those seeking the "good life" elsewhere ... good luck
  8. d08


    And you can't become a billionaire "overnight" in other countries? Also, how many actually become billionaires? I understand the American dream and all that but let's talk about the real world.
    In Japan radiation affects 30 km radius around the plant, how do you rule out it won't happen in the US?
    Houses might be huge but I wouldn't say they're cheap. And, how much cheap low quality Wal-Mart crap do you need?
    It's nice to dream and have illusions but the OP lives in realism.
  9. Eight


    Why do people come to a trading site with worries about workers?

    Work has always been, with the exception of a few historical time periods, nonprofit.. WIN stands for Work is Nonprofit... That is why we study finance and trading! Can we get past this at some point?
  10. Pekelo


    Before you ejaculate all over yourself:

    2008: 235
    2009: 734
    2010: ~2000

    Sure it is growing but if you look at the estimated 5 million expats living abroad, that is still only 0.04% per year....

    It is not growing off the chart... And one reason is because it is taxation without representation. Also, the Patriot Act didn't help either:

    “I was born in San Francisco in 1939, served my country as an army officer from 1961 to 1963, have been paying U.S. income taxes for 57 years, since 1952, have continually maintained federal voting residence, and hold a valid American passport.”

    Mr. Flynn had held an account with a U.S. bank for 44 years. Still, he wrote, “they said that the new anti-terrorism rules required them to close our account because of our address outside the U.S.”
    #10     Apr 1, 2011