In 2009, I was well aware of what our government was becoming.
Ever since the banking oligarch helped themselves to a couple trillion of taxpayer dollars with the help of a paid off Congress and President- things have become far worse albeit camouflaged for the time being.
The trade off or camouflage came in the form of free money and food to help keep the mouth breathers and disposable class at bay, while re-inflating the stock market so that the people with real influence and clout would also shut up and fall in line. Government is learning, quite well, that you must keep the angry and hostile disposable class well fed and shut up. The elite just sit at a different table.
It would be a great plan except for a couple of things. Mostly, you run out of money and printing capacity. And then the real ugly stuff happens. With all of this debt to pay and a miniscule number of elite to steal tax money from, all you can do is declare war on the big demographic- the debt slaves and serfs and take their money away.
Here in this part of 'merica, they reassessed the value of my house- it rose 20% this year. Oddly, in all of the BLS inflation figures I've ever studied- no where does it account for lost spending power in the form of taxes. So when my taxes go up a couple hundred bucks this year, nobody ever accounts for that as far as inflation is concerned. Mathematically, it's like it never happened.
The same is true for my insurance. Insurance is this fixed cost that only goes up. Once again, as insurers screw the serfs by raising rates- BLS doesn't account for that lost revenue or call it inflationary.
Why do I speak of this as war? I lose 2400 dollars a year to unrecoverable insurance costs. This includes mortgage insurance, homeowners insurance, insurance on my two vehicles. These are really just forced placed insurance packages that I could not opt out of. On top of that, Obamacare is going to cost me 400 a month- taking my grand total of forced place insurance north of 7200 dollars or about 20% of my gross income. In war, one entity is trying to take away the freedom of another. So it's a war in every sense, sans the dead people or wage slaves. Think about that for a moment.
The government is quite literally stealing our money two ways. First they seize every nickel they can in the form of taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, income taxes, gas tax, hidden taxes. They also raise rates on other government controlled utilities like my water, sewer, and trash. After they steal all they can in that respect- they serve us up some force placed insurance.
Eventually, the disposable class- the serfs who lose every fight will get angry and unruly. The government is preparing for that fight also. It is even arming it's IRS agents. This is the same government that is trying to take away the disposable class' guns- while buying millions of rounds of ammo and guns for themselves.
So the government thinks it will leave you with a subsistence amount of your money and if you don't like it...well I don't need a telescope to see where this is going. They prepare. http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/jeff-duncan-irs-rifle-training-92662.html?hp=f2