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Barack Obama threatened by riots and social unrests
The global financial crisis could lead to an economic meltdown and to instable democratic structures in the western world. Because governments spend more billions than they possess, the outcome will probably be a massive inflation connected with millions of lost jobs - or even the total collapse. That's why President Barack Obama needed an astronomic 3B-stimulus. But the Big Bailout will probably end as Big Bang: With no changes on the more-growth-more-capital-more financial market power mentality there will be no escape from the vicious circle. A global monetary reform seems to be the last exit from chaos and before social unrests will inevitably start. Are the US awaiting the next revolution? by Vlad Dan Georgescu and Marita Vollborn
Since the existence of America's economy, private consumers have been the backbone of economics. More growth, more money to expend. Quiet simple, for decades. But America's greedy financial system led to a global crisis, threatening democracies in Europe - and maybe even in the US. Governments falling in Island may be unimportant for the rest of the world, while millions of people protesting and burning barricades in France are alarming signs of the democratic erosion.
Barack Obama now starts the fight against the great depression - but many of the crucial statistics the President's men own are to old to be used. The US Census Bureau intends to survey the nation’s spending habits, by this delivering fresh data to the President. In January 2009, U.S. Census Bureau field representatives started collecting information about how much Americans spend for groceries, clothing, transportation, housing, health care and other items from a sample of households across the country.
The Consumer Expenditure (CE) Survey program consists of two parts:
* The Interview Survey - Throughout the year, about 43,000 households will be interviewed once every three months over five calendar quarters to obtain data on relatively large expenditures and also for those expenditures that occur on a regular basis (such as rent and utilities).
* The Diary Survey - During the year, another 9,200 households will keep two consecutive one-week diaries of smaller, more frequent purchases that may be difficult for respondents to recall later (such as a fast-food purchase at a drive-through window, a soda or candy bar from a vending machine, or a carton of eggs from the supermarket).
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics then calculates and publishes integrated data from the two surveys — providing a snapshot of our nation’s economy and spending habits. Government economists use the survey results to update a “market basket” of goods and services for the Consumer Price Index, our nation’s most widely used measure of inflation.
Before the CE interviews begin, households will receive a letter from the Census Bureau director informing them of their selection to participate in the survey. Census Bureau field representatives will visit these households to conduct the interview. The field representative must display an official photo identification before proceeding with the interview. Federal law ensures survey respondents’ personal information and answers are kept confidential.
The average annual amount spend for housing for the United States is $16,684, which means a percentage of total expenditures as high as 33.9.
Unfortunatelly, this is not everything the President has to know. "As of February 5, 2009, the total U.S. federal debt was $10.71 trillion, or about $37,703 per capita", explains WIKIPEDIA. The October 2008 bailout bill (H.R.1424) raised the U.S. debt ceiling (i.e. limit on how much money may be borrowed at one time) from $10 trillion to $11.3 trillion. Of this amount, debt held by the public was roughly $6.4 trillion. In 2007, the public debt was 36.8 percent of GDP, with a total debt of 65.5 percent of GDP. And even the CIA Factbook ranked the total percentage as 23rd in the world. In other words: Sooner or later, the United States are going to follow Argentina: A monetary reform would cut the national debt, but also the assets.
Social and financial crisis may lead also to comeback of European terrorism
Things are getting more complicated, not only in the US. A dangerous comeback of German terrorism could be under way - that is what the authors and publishers Marita Vollborn and Vlad D. Georgescu are predicting in their book "Brennpunkt Deutschland". According to the book, which appeared as brochure edition in February 2009 and is predicting social unrests in Europe, state guards in Germany have been observing a burgeoning of militant activities and even signs of extremely violent extremism for years. The cut of social services and the emergence of the NPD were visible at the same level as the return of the armed Left - and appear to be a possible scenario for the future. "The current financial crisis could initiate the rising of the extremistic scene, because, seen from their perspective, government support measures for fianancial institutions are a provocation considering unemployment and Hartz IV", Georgescu fears.
The entire Federal Republic may be in danger, as the book authors write: "Apart from the rise of the extreme right state officials also witnessed the powerful comeback of the militant Left since the beginning of the new millennium. The question of whether violence should be a legitimate means of eliminating the existing system is being solved: The militant groups opted for it after more than ten years of discussion - and continue to enforce their targets back to the armed struggle. "
After the end of the Red Army Faction (RAF) by the media as well as no longer perceived new generation of left Autonomous scene acting in comparison to their predecessors as a loose network - a logistical finesse, which in this country long before the idea of network Al Qaeda has been implemented . "The operating units of the militant Left usually consist of two groups; in this way can be annoying Section 129a of the Penal Code in the case of an arrest. Under the Act, there is a terrorist organization is build up from at least three offenders, "explained Vollborn and Georgescu.
Stop of the the Stock Exchancge
For the United States, such perspectives in Germany are desastrous because the social system in Europe is like heaven compared to the American one. In other words: If social decline in Europe poses such risks - what about the US? And what has to be done? First of all, America will have to reshape it's financial markets, and this means: abrogate them. Sound crazy? Not at all, considering the fact the implosion started from Wall Street, leaving millions of people homeless or jobless. There seems to be no national benefits resulting from companies abusing their financial power - and ignoring the social responsability they own.
You don't have to know what Karl Marx wrote. You don't even have to be a socialist. But you should learn what can happen if millions of people lose everything and get lost: The Russian Revolution from 1917 is the best example.
European background: Regional unemployment rates varied widely across the EU27 in 2007, from 2.1% in the region of Zeeland in the Netherlands, to 25.2% in Réunion, a French Overseas Department. Of the 263 NUTS 2 regions of the EU27 for which data are available, 28 had an unemployment rate of 3.5% or less in 2007, half the average for the EU27. They included eight regions in the Netherlands, seven in Italy, five in the United Kingdom, three each in the Czech Republic and Austria and two regions in Belgium. At the other extreme, 14 regions had a rate of 14.2% or higher, double that of the EU27: five regions in Germany, four in France (all of the Overseas Departments), two each in Spain and Slovakia and one region in Belgium. The data on regional unemployment, compiled on the basis of the EU Labour Force Survey, are taken from a report published by Eurostat. This report contains further analysis of unemployment rates in the EU regions.
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