Congress cuts taxes in good times to stimulate the economy.
Congress cuts taxes in bad times to stimulate the economy.
Neither worked. Debt load increased.
Rich richer, poor poorer.
US decides to enter the 3000 year old war in the Middle East in the name of democracy. In this case to preserve their democratic right to the ocean of oil under these countries.
US kills 40,000 Iraqis by their account. 140,000 Iraqis by the Iraqi count. 40,000 families (by US count) now hate USA.
In retaliation for Iraqi invasion, 15 Saudi Arabian citizens, 2 from UAE, 1 Egyptian and 1 Lebanese, bring down the World Trade Center.
In retaliation for World Trade Center, US invades Afghanistan.
US elects President who threatens to revoke Chinese access to US market. He doesn’t.
Military spending now larger than social assistance to citizens.
Congress reduces social assistance programs and further cuts taxes on rich.
National health status rated at 53rd in world. Down from 21st at turn of century.
US then elects President who says he wants free trade but instead revokes Chinese access to the US market and imposes heavy tariffs on Chinese products.
The Chinese – the second largest owner of US bonds – declined to purchase more and begin liquidating.
Japan – the third largest owner of US bonds evaluates future and decline further US bonds. Japan begins liquidating.
US bond market destabilized.
US seniors, the largest holder of bonds through their retirement plans, now hold worthless paper.
US Economy collapses.
China assumes world leadership.
All 38 countries hosting US military bases suggest they leave. US withdraws. Drastically cut military as they can’t meet payroll.
In a surprise vote, Hawaii secedes from union. Immediately applies to Transpacific Trade Union for economic ties.
All countries with Pacific coastline, with the exception of US, are now members of Transpacific Trading Partnership. China is the coordinating chair.
US threatens both Mexico and Canada with trade embargoes if they join.
Both countries point out they’ve been members since it was founded in late 20–teens. Both countries also point out it was the USA that withdrew from trade partnerships with NAFTA that encouraged Pacific trade as well as trade with world’s largest trading block, the E.U.
China establishes a moon colony.
United Nations votes to disband. All countries then form the Assembled Nations headquartered in Switzerland. US declines membership invitation.
US defaults on debt.
Assembled Nations votes to decline economic assistance to US.