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As Its Domestic Foundations Rapidly Erode, The U.S. Pursues World Domination

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But, while this erosion of America's foundations continues unabated, it's becoming very evident that most Americans have simply resigned themselves to these conditions; that they feel helpless, striving just to survive; living from paycheck to paycheck, trying to hold onto their jobs, and avoiding personal bankruptcy and homelessness. A great many are giving up; there seemingly is no fight left in them.

Now if anyone thinks that our leaders in Washington, including the president, are "burning the midnight oil", working feverishly to come up with the funding to restore those critically important foundations they better think again. That's not happening. What they are doing is working on new sanctions against Iran, harsher sanctions against Russia, funding the training of Syrian rebels and the bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria, and determining those countries to which they will next dispatch U.S. Special Forces.

No these leaders and politicians, aka the indentured servants of the corporate state, are not spending time on making job creation one of this nation's greatest priorities; they aren't working with the business sector to come up with the means by which to revitalize the country's manufacturing sector, reopen plants, rehire workers and, thereby, remove millions from the unemployment rolls and drastically reducing the number of Americans who are dependent on food stamps. Nope there is no room on their agenda for that.

The fact of the matter is that this government can't have it both ways; it cannot sustain this massive, extremely costly, military empire and fuel the engines of war and, at the same time, rebuild this country's foundations. That would take creativity and innovation and that's why it's not going to happen.

This government is taking this nation and its people down a path that will, eventually, bring these foundations of America crashing down. And while this impending disaster draws ever closer and we look for wise and rational leaders to chart a new course for this country they seemingly don't exist.

Michael Payne

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