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Could you survive without the US Federal Government?

EliteAmongOutcasts 2013/01/24 20:02:45
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  • xcide13 2013/01/27 03:19:49
    Yes
    xcide13
    +2
    My family and i could survive without ANY government...
  • george wells 2013/01/26 05:15:12
  • monkeyking908 2013/01/25 20:37:02
    Undecided
    monkeyking908
    +1
    depends does that mean no government or each state governs them self because we already tryed the state one and every one agreed it does not work
  • JonDeniro 2013/01/25 19:22:47
    Yes
    JonDeniro
    +1
    Certainly.
  • baby cakes 826 2013/01/25 17:09:22
    Yes
    baby cakes 826
    +3
    We need a smaller government...not more programs that are going to fail
  • Ripley 2013/01/25 15:03:38
    Undecided
    Ripley
    +2
    protect my country from those countries that mean us harm. Let the states handle the other stuff. Other then that, get the heck out of my business.
  • Ryan Thomas 2013/01/25 07:33:13
    Yes
    Ryan Thomas
    +2
    I could survive. I would not like the conditions I would be plunged into but I could probably survive... for a couple days until the nuclear warheads started falling and all of my food was poisoned.
  • Cat 2013/01/25 07:28:06
    No
    Cat
    +1
    My husband an I both worked for the same employer, he for 35 years, me for 10. We both counted on our pensions. The Gov't took over the pensions so the Europeans could buy it out and Uncle Sam cut our pensions more than in half. When my husband died they took away another 90% of his pension.
    I'm handicapped and can't work anymore. Without Social security and the tiny gov't pension I'd be homeless and starving.
    WHAT ABOUT ALL THE YEARS WE PAID IN TO THE PENSION FUND AND INTO SOCIAL SECURITY? We didn't plan to be dependent on the gov't, but I am. Am I a parasite in your eyes?
  • EliteAm... Cat 2013/01/25 17:23:29 (edited)
  • Cat EliteAm... 2013/01/25 19:59:28
    Cat
    I haven't heard you suggest any alternatives for me yet. What can I do?
    Remember the gov't cheated me out of 95% of my husband's full pension and out of 80% of my partial pension which WE earned and I counted on.
    Where do I go from here? Without the Soc.Sec. that he and I BOTH paid into for over 40 years I will be homeless.
    Even now I'm living on the edge of poverty. I have a little more coming in than would qualify me for any of the "hand-out" gov't programs. I eat at soup kitchens sometimes to save on my grocery bill. I can't afford to buy new clothes, I shop at thrift stores. I lost over 100 pounds over the last year and can't afford to buy underwear that fits. All my money goes to bills groceries and gas.
    WHAT REAL WORLD ADVICE CAN YOU OFFER TO ME?
  • EliteAm... Cat 2013/01/25 20:17:40
  • Cat EliteAm... 2013/01/25 20:49:15
    Cat
    I voted for Romney, and I didn't vote for FDR I wasn't born yet.
    So you are a liar and a heartless ******* who blames the victim rather than tries to save them.
    How about getting the government to restore the steel-workers' pensions to what they had agreed to.
    No when the government screws people out of what they worked for it's OK with you Right? Just so they don't tap your wallet they can screw everybody else especially Granny.
    Drop dead you selfish *******!
  • Katherine 2013/01/25 07:26:56
    Yes
    Katherine
    +1
    Survive? I would be so much better off than I am now.
  • Lefty-Lucy 2013/01/25 05:55:38
    Yes
    Lefty-Lucy
    +2
    Is this supposed to prove something?
  • rand 2013/01/25 05:29:30
    No
    rand
    +1
    ...because society wouldn't...and I'm too old to become a survivalist. I agree the fed gov. is bloated, but the organization of our systems relies on it.
  • wtw 2013/01/25 04:22:25
    Yes
    wtw
    +1
    It is needed but even more so needed to be reformed!
  • Katherine wtw 2013/01/25 07:30:19
    Katherine
    Correcting the guy below you. California is on the point of speaking Spanish only.
  • Jesferkicks 2013/01/25 04:10:28
    No
    Jesferkicks
    +1
    We wouldn't be speaking English
  • Texas Johnny 2013/01/25 03:32:49
    Yes
    Texas Johnny
    +2
    . We got along without those faceless bureaucrats in DC for decades. If we'd lose them now our country would be better off.
  • Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA 2013/01/25 02:49:52
    Yes
    Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    Are you kidding?! No IRS, FDA, EPA, DOE or any of the thousands of money-sucking programs full of regulations we deal with now? 'THRIVE' is more the word.
  • Lyka Midik 2013/01/25 02:37:59
    Yes
    Lyka Midik
    +2
    I would be perfectly content living off the land without modern anything, including the government.

    But if the government just went away right now, I'm not so sure. I live in a metropolitan area of a few million people. Metropolitan areas will likely collapse, everyone(myself included) within 50 miles of one will quickly have issues finding food. Death and disease will run rampant in struggling populated areas.... Head for the hills!
  • dixe 2013/01/25 02:37:07
    Yes
    dixe
    +3
    They do nothing for me now and I don't see them helping me in the future! So, YES.
  • CocaColaCandy 2013/01/25 02:35:29
    Yes
    CocaColaCandy
    +1
    It would be very difficult and unpleasant, a barter economy in an anarchy open to conquest and occupation. But unpleasant isn't the same as dead, and who knows? Learning Mandarin might not be as hard as they say....right?
  • Odinsown 2013/01/25 01:39:07
    Yes
    Odinsown
    +1
    Of course we can. It would be hard work and require a strong community.
  • Samantha Green 2013/01/25 01:36:32
    Undecided
    Samantha Green
    Hmmmm....... I'm not sure but if you asks on a different day u mit get a different answer.
  • Unicorns vs Narwhals 2013/01/25 01:34:51
    Yes
    Unicorns vs Narwhals
    +3
    I could do a lot better without the federal government.
  • Ian 2013/01/25 01:24:44
    No
    Ian
    +1
    Where do you think all the money comefrom?
  • Unicorn... Ian 2013/01/25 01:31:43 (edited)
    Unicorns vs Narwhals
    +3
    The citizens of the us. Where do you think it comes from?
  • joefj2 Ian 2013/01/25 03:38:17
    joefj2
    +1
    Your joking?
  • Gregaj7 2013/01/25 01:24:17
    Yes
    Gregaj7
    +3
    Much preferred!!
  • dominic garcia 2013/01/25 00:19:15
    Yes
    dominic garcia
    +3
    My father never relied on government help, when I was growing up and we survived. We worked for our school clothes every summer. We picked onions, chile, cotton and pecans. My father always resisted welfare, even though we were poor. He was a self-employed mechanic and my mother only worked during the summer. We were a family of nine. We rarely got sick and thank goodness for that, cause my father would pay cash for all doctor visits. It is very possible to live without the government. I thank my father all the time for not getting us hooked on welfare. Most of my family are hard working individuals, who do not use the government programs.
  • SharonJohnson 2013/01/25 00:07:39
    Yes
    SharonJohnson
    +2
    Government corrupt greedy unethical self promote hell with us the people who are being ignored and screwed by incompetent idiots
  • Leslie Goudy 2013/01/25 00:05:04
    Yes
    Leslie Goudy
    +4
    It's more like they can't survive without us government cant survive without the people
  • dru dixon 2013/01/25 00:03:52
    No
    dru dixon
    +2
    Yes but it would be rough chaotic and messy!!
  • Aader 2013/01/24 23:51:55
    Yes
    Aader
    +2
    Government exist to serve the people not the other way around.
  • goatman112003 2013/01/24 23:48:28
    Yes
    goatman112003
    +3
    The best government governs least and our Fed doesn't do that for sure.
  • Lerro DeHazel 2013/01/24 23:46:30
    No
    Lerro DeHazel
    +2
    This Question is too vague.
  • kim B. 2013/01/24 23:43:48
    Yes
    kim B.
    +1
    yes me and my family pets included would huddle up with our firearms and ,
  • Emo Rocker 2013/01/24 23:35:46
    Yes
    Emo Rocker
    +2
    My faith is not in man, man's system or man's government, my faith is in Christ... So yes..
  • sarah 2013/01/24 23:30:24
    Undecided
    sarah
    I receive VA and Social Security Benefits from the federal government, I live in federal subsidized senior citizens housing, my medical care is through the VA. Could I live without all of that at my age, hmmm

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