Who is doing more damage to the country through their influence and army of lobbiests and corrupt politicians that serve them by getting bail outs bloated budgets etc?
1) the military industrial complex
2) the big oil companies
3) wall street and the big banks
4) the big pharma companies.
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The Federal Reserve. It acts as an enabler for all the malinvestment by the federal government. The only way we can keep spending as much as we are spending while interest rates are low and taxes aren't at crippling level is by having a private, unregulated entity flooding the market with cheap currency.
This central bank finances the wars and it finances these artificial booms that go bust. It also finances the puppet governments we prop up in the Middle East while all the foreign aid we hand out finances the rich people in poor countries. And as for that bloated military we have spread out all over the world? It finances that too.
The world somehow trusts the dollar while the US is cheating the system by printing money to finance an empire that is unsustainable by any realistic standards.
We want cheap subsidized healthcare/education, a strong military, AND low taxes? If we had all 3, something is fundamentally wrong and it's going to get really ugly when the world figures that out.2