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Coronavirus Is Not Even Close to America's Biggest Problem
American Thinker ^ | 2020 March 27 | Bryce Buchanan

Posted on 03/27/2020 9:00:54 AM PDT by Alex Baker

Governments can create money, but creating money does not create wealth. Wealth comes from productivity. Putting ink on small pieces of paper does not make wealth. You can visualize this fact quite easily. Imagine that our government officials keep businesses closed "to protect us from the virus," but they send everyone large checks every month. Our benevolent leaders made sure we had lots of money, so we are all taken care of, right? Without productive people, the true engine of wealth, Atlas would shrug, and the world would fall into its natural state, which is poverty. Anything that destroys productivity also destroys prosperity. That is why socialism has never worked and never will. The socialist utopian delusion is that people like Bernie and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can manage taxing and spending in such a way that everything people really need will be free. Alarming numbers of young people have this delusion. Unless you are new to this planet, or are blind to reality, you understand that government bureaucracies are an inefficient and expensive way to provide anything.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: conservative; government; spending; virus
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Great Article worth reading.

President Trump understands that America's productive engine needs to be switched on as soon as possible. That will help, but the debt explosion and the increasing dependence on government are much more dangerous to our Republic than the Wuhan virus.

1 posted on 03/27/2020 9:00:54 AM PDT by Alex Baker
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2 posted on 03/27/2020 9:03:59 AM PDT by deadrock
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My observation is that this is over after the peak in April. But Drudge and others will continue to push the fear headlines. Like US tops China. Troops are infected. So people are going to be in denial and pushing the fear for a little while yet.


3 posted on 03/27/2020 9:06:41 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee
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America’s biggest problem is the political left.

Period.


4 posted on 03/27/2020 9:09:50 AM PDT by Nothingburger
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And their media minions


5 posted on 03/27/2020 9:10:55 AM PDT by clamper1797 (We are getting close to the last "box")
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To: Alex Baker

Nancy Pelousy?...................


6 posted on 03/27/2020 9:14:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (If people were to God like dogs are to people, the world would be a really great place..............)
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To: deadrock

I used to worry about deficit spending, but I finally came to the realization that nothing would be done about it until we truly ran out of money. Any politician that tries to cut spending will loose reelection and be replaced by a big spender. Until the end is reached.


7 posted on 03/27/2020 9:15:13 AM PDT by Voltage
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People want lower government spending, until it comes time to cut their pet programs.


8 posted on 03/27/2020 9:16:10 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Alex Baker

Finally something resembling sanity is taking hold.


9 posted on 03/27/2020 9:18:20 AM PDT by ping jockey (The only difference between the Federal government and organized crime is one's legal and one ain't)
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In the last 1.5 hours I’ve gone by two large local hospitals emergency rooms in Houston. Nothing is going on. Empty.


10 posted on 03/27/2020 9:19:36 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (1218 - NEVER FORGET!)
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To: Voltage

True. And the reality is that the Federal government can never truly “run out of money”, since the Fed can purchase as much debt as necessary AND ultimately any profits realized by the Fed get sent back to the Treasury dept. The only real enemy for this whole central bank schema is inflation. Some people argue that debt-to-GDP ratios are something to worry about, but Japan has had a huge debt-to-GDP ration for white awhile and is still just cruising along as if nothing is wrong.


11 posted on 03/27/2020 9:21:43 AM PDT by Bishop_Malachi (Liberal Socialism - A philosophy which advocates spreading a low standard of living equally.)
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Related...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3828796/posts


12 posted on 03/27/2020 9:22:02 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA!!!)
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To: Sam Gamgee

I had to take DrudgeReport out of my bookmarks. It was just too crazy.


13 posted on 03/27/2020 9:22:23 AM PDT by Maurice Tift (Never wear anything that panics the cat. -- P.J. O'Rourke)
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Democrats ,all of them are the biggest problem


14 posted on 03/27/2020 9:24:42 AM PDT by butlerweave
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The socialist utopian delusion is that people like Bernie and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can manage taxing and spending in such a way that everything people really need will be free. Alarming numbers of young people have this delusion.

Maybe a good outcome from the pandemic will be that young people will come to understand that wealth does not equal money. Having a million dollars is worthless if there is nothing to buy.

I do see plenty of businesses coming up with alternative ways to function. For example, I am getting emails about crafts to do at home, from stores offering a service where you can order materials from the craft store, go to the store and call them and they will put your purchase right in the trunk, no human contact required. Our local vet has a similar arrangement, where staff will go to your car and get your pet for its exam, rather than having you come in and encounter other people. Etc. The longer this goes on, the more ways people will find to adapt.

Since this is a cold virus, the numbers might start to drop as we approach summer. However, the Southern Hemisphere is entering winter, creating the ideal environment for the pandemic to propagate. Research is on-going; hopefully by the time next winter rolls around, we'll have some effective treatments.

15 posted on 03/27/2020 9:26:40 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org)
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Actually, I consider them one and the same ... but thanks for responding to my post.


16 posted on 03/27/2020 9:27:19 AM PDT by Nothingburger
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America’s biggest problem is the political left.

Yup.
17 posted on 03/27/2020 9:35:13 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Alex Baker

Excellent article!

Thanks for posting.


18 posted on 03/27/2020 9:39:50 AM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Alex Baker

Absolutely right! Well said! Too bad the folks out there would never understand it.


19 posted on 03/27/2020 10:08:12 AM PDT by I want the USA back (The US media is the most destructive, mendacious irresponsible institution that there is.)
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America’s biggest problem is the political left.

Not as succinct but with a sharper point:

"America’s biggest problem is that the political right seems unable or unwilling to restrain the growth of the political left."

20 posted on 03/27/2020 10:22:41 AM PDT by frog in a pot (Trump is in a vicious street fight on our behalf for the soul of our nation.)
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