by Marc Cuniberti
America scratches its head and wonders why jobs are leaving despite the highest government spending in world history. We wonder why so many people need food stamps and unemployment checks despite more money being thrown at these programs than ever before.
Why what used to be the world's greatest economic power now is its greatest debtor and on the decline. We wonder why companies now prefer to do business elsewhere as industry after industry flees off shore. Why can't we make a good car anymore or get out of our own way when it comes to running a fiscally prudent government and query just how the freest country in the world became one of its most controlling. We have troops all over the globe yet let millions stream across our borders unfettered. We give billions to countries all over the world and billions more to banks, domestic and foreign yet let our elderly starve, our homeless wander and our needy go untended.
Our greased gears of government are now mired in deadlock and squabble over billions to the banking system while our citizens go hungry.
The top earners of America get ever richer while middle America can barely make ends meet not to mention that over 50 % of Americans are so poor they can't afford to pay income tax. One in four Americans get some sort of assistance from the government and two dollars of every ten earned in America comes from the same source.
What happened to our once great country?