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  • The falling of the united states

    Yes I believe that the united state of america will fall one day because it doesn't believe in the almighty God as it used to and many people are killing other people , warfare is going out. Also on the penny it say in God we trust ,it doesn't say in luck and science we trust, since that is what people are believing in this generation. We are always worried about our selves than thinking about other people around us.

  • Its the world currency.

    Demand will always stay high because it is the world's reserve currency. Given that it is a fiat currency we have no true risk of default given congressional cooperation. The risk of moderate or hyper inflation is very low given that the demand will stay strong as long as it remains the world reserve currency.

  • That's what they would have you believe.

    Maybe that's what this whole concept of "too big to fail" is priming us all for. When the dollar was based on the gold standard, everybody in the world started trading in dollars so as not to have to actually trade in gold, the $ was tantamount to the same thing. In the seventies America started going on a massive spending spree with the funding of a long protracted war and a space race etc. So much so that the rest of the world said "hang on, youre spending like my wife with the credit cards, there's no way there's that much gold there." They did the run for the gold, and Nixon shut it down and denied them, and effectively took us off the gold standard. We've tied the dollar since to petrol deals (petro$) and somewhat stabilized $ trading and value via that (and ousting anyone that tries to use a gold standard instead of petro$). Along with other countries de-valuing their own currencies to give the illusion of their economies being weaker than they truly are by buying our debt, so that they can keep paying their people for cheap labour and pumping out cheap products that Americans can consume keeping $'s flowing etc. However this whole concept of "too big to fail" could be a mindset prepping for that term to be used for the USA as a whole. One can only presume its going to be justification for a globalized currency/economy/central banking system to come into play just in time to save the global economy from crashing.

  • Too sick to survive

    It doesn't matter if you're too big to too small if massive corruption and disconnect is present for too long failure is bound to happen, and add in crippling debt to the equation and disaster is imminent without change. Voters are at an all time low, and the media is trying to get people to focus on the presidential election which the general population does not have control over and not broadcasting congressional, state, and local elections until the last minute if at all (this is what the people have control over). Where I'm from the people running for office outnumbered the people who were voting. This is a problem. The nation has lost interest and is focusing on what offends who, what status is most important, and other meaningless things, when compared to the big picture, low GDP, dissappearing middle class, jobs going overseas, borders not secure from potential terrorist, over 20 trillion in debt, a foundation in existence for the sole purpose of corrupt dealings, homelessness on the rise, too high of a number of people living off the government as opposed to paying in, and the list goes on and on. Our nation is sick, and change is the only cure. Without change from the voters to the people in office our country will not survive. Too big to fail is not even a question, it's pure ignorance. It's statements like that which manifest an attitude for deleterious effects so great that eventually causes colapse. Get your heads on straight, pay attention, and cause change.

  • Too sick to survive

    It doesn't matter if you're too big to too small if massive corruption and disconnect is present for too long failure is bound to happen, and add in crippling debt to the equation and disaster is imminent without change. Voters are at an all time low, and the media is trying to get people to focus on the presidential election which the general population does not have control over and not broadcasting congressional, state, and local elections until the last minute if at all (this is what the people have control over). Where I'm from the people running for office outnumbered the people who were voting. This is a problem. The nation has lost interest and is focusing on what offends who, what status is most important, and other meaningless things, when compared to the big picture, low GDP, dissappearing middle class, jobs going overseas, borders not secure from potential terrorist, over 20 trillion in debt, a foundation in existence for the sole purpose of corrupt dealings, homelessness on the rise, too high of a number of people living off the government as opposed to paying in, and the list goes on and on. Our nation is sick, and change is the only cure. Without change from the voters to the people in office our country will not survive. Too big to fail is not even a question, it's pure ignorance. It's statements like that which manifest an attitude for deleterious effects so great that eventually causes colapse. Get your heads on straight, pay attention, and cause change.

  • We owe too much money!

    The United States owes China alone more than 17 trillion dollars. Recently, overall national debt reached 18 trillion. We just owe way too much money too go on forever. Also, as more money is printed, the less it is worth. The value of the U.S. dollar has decreased a significant amount over the past few decades. Long story short, our economy sucks, and without a good economy, the country is doomed to fail. Not necessarily in the near future however, as long as the countries that we owe money to (mainly China) continue to do nothing about it, we could go on for quite a bit longer disregarding our debt. If China demanded their money (which by the way is rightfully theirs), then the U.S. would have to do something about their debt. All we would have to do is decrease the amount of back taxes given to the people for a few years, and then we could pay off the countries that we owe. Of course, this would have to be voted on as many of the people would not be so keen on the idea of getting less money for like four years. I hear my mom talk about how she remembers when Grandpa would go down to the store, and buy a loaf of bread for 25 cents. The value of bread has not increased tenfold, but rather, the U.S. dollar has lost value because, as demonstrated by our country's "genius" leaders: "When in doubt, print more money!"

  • No and No.

    America is indeed the greatest country in the world as of today, or atleast that's what my perspective toward The United States of America... However, every great things must come to an end. I love America! But the fact is a fact, saying stuff like too big to fail is just plain ignorant.
    God bless America and Her people. Because the "Great Collapsing" is coming.

  • In History, no country has lasted forever.

    No country, no state, no authority in this can stand forever as it is. The Roman Empire collapsed after 10 centuries of conquest and progressive domination of lands around the Mediterranean sea.
    One of the reasons for its collapse is because the central State had less and less power. Leading to a weak, yet "modern" army. The pressure at its border couldn't be stood by the legions when the Huns came to Europe. Hence the fall.

    China had been the world's most flourishing economy for almost 1,500 years, but still, it had several times collapsed, but after every time, it experienced rebirth again and again.

    In Life in general, lack evolution or adaptation leads you to death. The US government and citizens have reacted well to the crisis, so 5 years later the economy is taking up again. If it had let it do and stay passive, the US wouldn't currently exist.

    Start thinking you're too big to fail and you are already on the way to collapse.

  • The roman empire fell

    There's no such thing as too big to fail. America has already seen an economic collapse in the past few years, and even though it wasn't as significant as the Great Depression, there's an increase in deregulation practices and predatory loans that are strengthening a few select banks and corporations and leaving the people in the dust. Expect them to take the money and run next time it happens.

  • What's up with the vanity

    Hello dear USA commenters, stop comparing yourselves with romans and greek. They lasted for hundreds of years. You still have to reach 50 years without getting decadent ,run over by huns or setting fire to your own capital. And I'm afraid the BIG is already owned by the huns. Or whatever your choice of foreign economic power is.

  • No, but it is too big to sustain.

    It's too expensive to share taxes between 600 million people. It's always cheaper when it's local. Local representatives like legislators should be answering to real people instead of contributors. There's too much disconnect between everyday management and the people. Very few laws- besides human rights and universally acknowledged public agreements need to be handled at such a distance. European countries with local officials and openness policies to really well for the public. These nations are smaller, and our country really should be too. No reason to share taxes with a region that vehemently disagrees with you on how taxes should be spent.

  • Nothing

    is too big to fail, although I must admit if the United States just collapsed and the entire country reverted to barbarism, that would be pretty damaging to the rest of the world. However, everything perishes eventually, and even if it gives you Dark Ages or something, it still ends. Hurp.

  • No they are not

    No the United States is too big to fail, and this belief may contribute to the downfall of this country. When you start to believe that you are invincible and nothing can happen to you, you leave yourself open for mistakes. If people think we are too big to fail, they should also look into other great societies in history that did in fact fail.


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