Inflation directly affects all income by sheer devaluation of the dollar itself. And wages don't tend to keep up with inflation either. Especially not this borderline hyper inflation.
Compensatory market adjustments make it worse by raising prices to keep up rediculous profit margins that were half the problem to begin with.
I disagree with the hopeless sentiment Decius attributes to the current political situation. Well, I still have some hope
He is quite right about how rediculous it is that Bachman supposedly won the straw poll, but if it is because she is a "tea party" candidate, or perceived to be, then that is an excellent sign.
Not that the tea partiers are all as aware as they should be to the true depth of the issues at play. But they have some of the proper foundations in place for their direction in policy setting.
Although many are still trying hard to undercut or ignore the significance of that straw poll and the debate, Ron Paul's national recognition and acceptance just took a quantum leap forward and that is phenomenal news.
Manbible, if you are looking for a candidate to vote for with trust towards sanity and responsibility attempting to address the real issues, Paul is your man. I'm curious if you are familiar with him.
As with most decadent societies, severe trauma is often needed to reawaken them to personal responsibility.
These wars, home grown tyranny, and specifically this economic situation is starting to cause exactly that. The flow of information from the internet got it started, then alternative media solidified things much more, but now reality is starting to kick people in the teeth bypassing more and more denial.
The advantage America has over the other suffering countries affected by this is our constitution which is far more recent and freedom minded.
We don't have to start from scratch or let our entire society collapse in order to fix our part of the mess. Because this economic situation has very little to do with America specifically, the forces behind the problems are multi national.
Addressing the central banking issues has been attempted and succeeded more than once in America, and failed as well, but it is the core issue that affects all the rest. Giving the solution a simplicity that is both encouraging and refreshing vs. all the bull all the spinners and confused and ignorant people are fighting about.
Which is also why Ron Paul's message resonates so well. Though deep and complicated in certain ways, its remarkably simple.
Stop letting international bankers lend us our own money at interest, stop giving them the power to adjust the flow of money and interest rates with no oversight, stop spending trillions on illegal, immoral, destabilizing wars that actually cause more problems and decrease world safety, brings those troops home have them help defend our borders like they are designed so we can have proper economic trade relations with the world instead of trying to hold it under our thumb for these conspirators.
The results of this straw poll and some of the reactions to it have given me the most hope I've had in the political situation in quite some time.
Paul is finally being recognized as a real candidate who can win and a lot of pundits are having to eat some crow and even some like Sean Hannity, one of the worst, is actually doing so fairly openly.
And actually manbible, governments are one of the primary sources of economic growth through investments, however, there just so happens to be another huge conspiracy behind the rediculous amount of profits being kept from the people.
It has been calculated by insiders that if things were run properly without conspired corruption, we the people would be receiving a check from the government and paying little to no taxes at all, and definitely no income tax.
The comprehensive annual financial reports of all local towns, districts, cities, states, and the federal government have been exposed in the past as sheer frauds foisted upon the people.
Its disturbingly disgusting the numbers that were shown. The whole budget vs. deficit vs. the lesser known true income was shown to be almost beyond comprehension.
So much money is simply left off the books when making the budget and then when the fake budget hits a deficit because we spend too much, up go the taxes raping us even more.
It truly is diabolical.
But once we establish proper transparency and oversight and the people take back their power from this growing tyranny, they will be so shocked, angered, amazed and relieved by how simple the answers are and how much better life will be when we finally break this cycle.
And Paul is the only candidate tackling the true issues and promoting the correct solutions. And that's not some blubbery fan boy talk either. Its a very sad fact.
But he understands and sees the corruption and he refuses to be bought off, but even if he was killed or corrupted, he is educating people and with this knowledge we could survive even that, if we do what is needed.