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10 Signs The U.S. is Becoming a Third World Country

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The United States by every measure is hanging on by a thread to its First World status. Saddled by debt, engaged in wars on multiple fronts with a rising police state at home, declining economic productivity, and wild currency fluctuations all threaten America's future.

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The United States is beginning to resemble a Third World country. by PakAlertPress

1. Rising unemployment and poverty: Unemployment numbers, food stamps, and home foreclosures continue to reach new record highs..

2. Economic dependence: The United States finished 2009 with a debt-to-GDP ratio of 85%, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF)..

3. Declining civil rights: Everyday freedoms are often a casualty of a society in collapse..

4. Increasing political corruption: When political corruption becomes the accepted norm, as opposed to the exception, then there's a good bet your country resembles the Third World..

5. Military patrolling the streets: The rise of a militarized police state is a hallmark of most Third World countries, particularly in times of rapid economic collapse..

6. Failing infrastructure: As 46 of 50 states are on the verge of bankruptcy, cities are going dark, asphalt roads are returning to the stone age, and nationwide budget cuts are leaving students without teachers, supplies, or a full-time education..

7. Disappearing middle class: During the last presidential debate season, they argued that a family income of $250K was solidly middle-class..

8. Devalued currency: The value of the Federal Reserve Note (U.S. dollar) has declined 96% since the inception of the Federal Reserve in 1913..

9. Controlling the media: A government-influenced media that censors information is a key component of Third World countries..

10. Capital Controls: Many nations have enforced capital controls as their economies collapse..

The land of opportunity for so many is devolving into a system of government corruption, corporate looting, and military rule that threatens to sink the American Dream.

The capital flight from America has left a dwindling middle class holding an empty bag.."10 Signs The U.S. is Becoming a Third World Country"..read more

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Lance Ciepiela is a retired senior who had an interesting career in government service - a United States Marine Corps (USMC) Vietnam-Era veteran, who became interested in restoring the Constitution after I realized that W Bush had attacked Iraq (more...)
 

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