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Fiscal cliff, or just one more dip in our endlessroad to ruin?
Fiscal cliff? Just another dip in our endless road to ruin

Date published: 11/16/2012

REMEMBER a few months ago when I wondered what "end of the world" scenario would pop up next if the Mayans were wrong and the Earth doesn't get sucked into a black hole on Dec. 21?

Well, we're still a month away from the Mayans' "end" prediction and already many Americans are gearing up for another "end of time" --when we'll all fall off that now infamous "fiscal cliff."

Modern Americans are a paranoid lot. Instead of enjoying today, we anguish about what tomorrow may bring. We've always got to have an "end of time" in our sights. Doom and gloom! That seems to be our motto.

Now we have two "ends" to worry about. If we get past the Mayans, the fiscal cliff is there waiting. Like an over-population of lemmings, we just can't wait to make the fatal leap.

I'm being serious here. I'm not just talking about all those guys on television who scream and yell on a daily basis about what dire economic consequences await us if Congress sits back and allows all those tax cuts to expire and spending cuts to take place.

I'm talking about the people who are buying up guns and storing up food for the Armageddon that they believe is inevitable.

You still think I'm joking, don't you? Well, I'm not. I have a friend who is a licensed gun dealer and he can't find enough weaponry to sell. People are buying guns faster than the manufacturers are making them.

Why? Because the fear is that when we go over the fiscal cliff the country will go bankrupt and the value of the dollar will drop to nothing.

"It'll be just like in Germany in the 1920s," one man declared. "You'll need a wheelbarrow load of dollar bills to buy a loaf of bread!"

To this end, another man told me that he has already purchased enough food rations to last his family six months. He is prepared.

He and other Armageddonists worry that, with money worthless, people will go on the rampage looking for food and, "They'll kill you for a can of beans." So, guns are being bought up to protect homes and pantries when the masses from the cities invade.

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