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Less than a hundred years ago

  1. Benjimester profile image96
    Benjimesterposted 8 years ago

    I was just thinking how interesting it is that less than a hundred years ago the US apparently had so much disposable income that they could undertake projects like turning a massive mountain into a sculpture of four presidents faces (Mt Rushmore).  How'd we go from that to nearly bankrupt?  Who the heck knows.

    1. elisabethkcmo profile image76
      elisabethkcmoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      not to mention the blatant disregard for Native American Land...

      1. Benjimester profile image96
        Benjimesterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, the treatment of the Native Americans is definitely a black spot on US History.

      2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        If they don't like it, they can just go back where they came from.....

        Which I guess would be here

        1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image83
          EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          They tried that. It didn't work out so good for them or the 7th Cavalry.

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
            Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I think they're trying Alcatraz again.

            Some of the smarter tribes in Arizona are slowly taking land back from the pale faces through the "gaming" industry. Not all foreclosures are generated by the recession.

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      Madame Xposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Income tax

  2. Sauvignon profile image56
    Sauvignonposted 8 years ago

    It's crazy to think about.  Explosion in technology, then just spending a few decades fiddling with what's already here.

    1. Benjimester profile image96
      Benjimesterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You're right, especially with the explosion in technology, we should be able to do way more than we could a hundred years ago.

  3. sooner than later profile image57
    sooner than laterposted 8 years ago

    Its sad really. I saluted this sinking ship 10 years ago.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    The decline of the middle class I believe is responsible. When they feel safe and secure they consume! It does no good to tie up wealth with just a few. Maybe holding on and paying alittle more for labor and alittle less to the top and consumtion becomes an engine that drives the whole economy.

    1. Benjimester profile image96
      Benjimesterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I couldn't agree more.  Paying more for quality products will drive the middle class and help the whole economy thrive.  I've been reading a lot of reports recently about how the US is considering increasing the tariffs and forcing American corporations to do more domestic business.  Should be interesting.

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        sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Henry Ford had it right about including the working class in the bounty. Nothing but good things can happen if we all have some walking around money!

        1. Benjimester profile image96
          Benjimesterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Again, couldn't agree more.

  5. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image83
    EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 8 years ago

    The time between 1927 and 1941 isn't generally known for its excess of disposable income.

    1. Benjimester profile image96
      Benjimesterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Very true.  Good thing they slid Mt Rushmore in there early at 1925 smile

      1. EYEAM4ANARCHY profile image83
        EYEAM4ANARCHYposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Or bad thing they went ahead and threw all that money at something as superficial as that when people were literally starving just two years after they started it in 1927. smile

        1. Benjimester profile image96
          Benjimesterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah, you're right.  Bad timing for sure.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Mt Rushmore is a disgrace! sorry. too many taxes and too much government waste and too much war!

  7. Benjimester profile image96
    Benjimesterposted 8 years ago

    Haha, too true.  Income tax is a relatively new thing in this country.  Most Americans don't know that.

 
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