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Forum Post: Money- are we Rome?

Posted 5 years ago on June 9, 2012, 5:36 p.m. EST by Riley2011 (110) from New Britain, CT
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I can personally say that when I started listening and attending OWS meetings, i thought a great deal about capitalism and the corporations. I changed my spending habits and cut up the credit cards. Did anyone else do the same? We are in a tight drum in America- food prices are going up- taxes are going up- well for those who are middle class and getting broken by the system while criminals and illegal aliens get to claim children and walk away with billions- I think that it is only a matter of time before we crash and burn as an economy- the President is lying and saying that everything is wonderful....nice to know...my food budget just ate into my gas budget and entertainment budget this week..This is with planning and coupons...and the 1984 mentality is that gas prices are going down and American media can sell it Another prediction, speaking of money...student loan defaults will go throw the roof when enough graduates say "screw it." UMASS just went up another 5% in the Northeast.. Thought if 25 million Americans are out of work- how many of us are check to check? Welcome to Rome- grab a toga...



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[-] 1 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 5 years ago

I was already doing it long before OWS but this site has encouraged me to be even more anti-consumer. I still have my debit card which I rarely use but I will keep my 20 year old car, cable TV is history, my clothes are old, I will never use twitter or facebook. I have changed my spending habits. I'm no Rome historian but my understanding is they built their empire by being good at war. Same as us. As George Carlin pointed out, we get a lot of practice. Rome liked to give food away and this probably kept them afloat for a long time. I'd say yes, we have become very roman.

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 5 years ago

you are speaking to def ears. the people are willingly not interested in any of this. And that is why the crash is coming.