Until this happens here in the US?
One way another, despite the current governments hopes and dreams, the US will have to cut things in order to pay its bills. When that happens, how soon until the protests begin….the anarchy, the destruction of businesses and government offices….The rioting and strikes and violence? The Spaniards saw it coming, and negotiated a peaceful, orderly strike…The Spaniards are, for the most part, a civil, orderly people….Not so much for Greece. And we shall see what happens when the French begin their cuts.
While there are a lot of fingers pointing in many directions as to who is to blame for all of the mess that the financial markets and European governments have gotten themselves into, ultimately it really doesn’t matter whose fault it is…..The fact is that the wheels are coming off the socialist states bus. And those folks who depend on that socialist state to eat will get angry….and angry people riot and do violence. “Bread and circuses) are not enough…
So what happens when things here become like things in Europe? We are on that path…..it is merely a matter of time until we are in the same situation. We are merely a “less socialist” state than they. But a too high percentage of our population is dependant upon that same state to feed, house and clothe them. Add in the high percentage of retired (or soon to retire) local, state and federal workers ( and maybe the military retired folks?) who are about to find out that there is no money in their retirement accounts and things might well get…..interesting.
I am not sure how we prepare for such an eventuality.