No, I accept the fact that it exists but the difference between us is that I believe corruption should be opposed rather than embraced.
Good question. If you see a rape or robbery taking place and you do nothing to stop it, you have made an impact on society that encourages rape and robbery. Unfortunately there are enough people who, like you, are politically paralyzed and refuse to fight corruption, thereby encouraging more corruption. Hopefully people like me will have more of an impact than people like you. This is why I say I hope you don’t vote; if positive change is going to occur, people like you need to stay home and let those of us who are willing, do the work that needs to be done to clean things up.
I'm willing to let you handle it. How are you doing so far? What group have you formed? What action have you taken?
This is really pathetic coming from a “bigger government” liberal who wants to hand more power over to the true threat. Historically, liberal governments have murdered countless numbers of their own citizens while capitalist companies have shortchanged their employees or maybe put them into dangerous work environments but there is no comparison when considering the toll a bigger, more corrupt government will have over a bigger, more corrupt corporation. Logically, there is no comparison.
I'm a "bigger government liberal"? Where did that come from? I'm the guy who is voting for Gary Johnson.
I propose that you be as outraged by government corruption as I am and use your vote to get rid of those who are corrupt. Just because there is a 2 party system doesn’t mean we are powerless. Are you so willing to throw your hands up and become a slave of the government? Get out there with signs, protest corruption wherever you see it, rally people to vote against the corrupt.
OK. I'm outraged. No, really, I mean that. My frequent complaints are part of why I didn't understand your "big government liberal" definition. The entire system is so corrupted that I can't find an outlet for my outrage. Just posting that you're outraged doesn't really have much impact.
I really want to know what you've done to express your outrage besides posting here. If you haven't really done anything at all, then why do you feel so superior to me, who acknowledges reality. Reality is what is, not what you want it to be.
I take the time to regularly write to my congressman and senator with hand written letters, and I’ll mail it to them too. Hand written letters and phone calls are way more effective than emails but they all count.
I live in California, so if anyone can relate to the political frustration and hopelessness resulting from entrenched politicians, I can.
I’m pretty sure we agree that government corruption is rampant but I doubt we agree on the specifics of how to make any changes because changes will upset the apple cart and you are already too partisan to oppose or support anything that your political master doesn’t direct you to do.
One of you will end up here next!
It wasn't even close, the amendment lost 281-148.The U.S. House voted Friday against an amendment that would have banned military sponsorship of NASCAR teams....
The U.S. Army, National Guard and Air Force will spend about $30 million combined this year to sponsor Sprint Cup teams.
U.S. House rejects NASCAR sponsorship ban | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
That was in 2011. Just to make sure they did it again last month.
In July 2012, the US House of Representatives defeated the bill that would end military sponsorships for all major sporting events including NASCAR.
For the record, I'm not against either. I like seeing alternative energy pushed and I like seeing an 'Army' car going down the track at 300 mph+.
“I’m worried that I will be the last Republican president.” - George W. Bush
The claim of zero jobs created is a lie. If you made TV ads then you needed people to make the ads. then you needed to employ a media company to run them. revenue from advertising is exactly what pays for those jobs. So perhaps you did not make a lot of jobs, but the claims of no jobs created is false. besides, we could get back that money by stopping tax breaks for ballarina horses. That is about 7 ballarina horses we would have to stop giving breaks for and we could make back the 500k. I would have to say advertising for green products does more for this country than dressage kickbacks do.
If we didn’t have a national debt monster threatening to devour the USA, I might be more inclined to agree with you on the benefits of stimulus but we are broke, must pay our current bills/obligations by borrowing more money and the elected officials are telling us that the reason we are in this mess is that we aren’t spending enough.
Care to explain how this “spend your way out of debt” philosophy works? I don’t get it. I balance my budget every year but our elected officials don’t see the need for such simplistic measures and think we need to put more charges on the credit card to get out of debt? How is this anything but insanity?
The outrage is indeed selective when it comes to the military because the military is one of the few constitutional mandates to the government by the constitution, and the military needs to have a regular and steady flow of new recruits to function. Green jobs obviously don’t qualify as a constitutional mandate and the money this administration spent on them was obviously an utter failure.
You can thank a Veteran for your right to spew your European Socialism ideals but you can’t thank Obama for the surge of green jobs he promised because it never happened. The Obama green jobs propaganda and education worked but the green jobs economy he promised just didn’t materialize.
Obama is into the environment only when it benefits his chances of being re-elected. He’s more interested in making sure his special interest supporters get some pay-back than what is best for our nation.
However, if you want to look to spending we can cut that will actually reduce our costs i would say we could easily look at congressional salaries and benefits. We could also reduce country building and foreign religious wars. Corporate welfare is another nice place to look. We could also cut out moral wars like the ones on gays, abortion, muslims, and immigrants. We could save big money on decriminalizing marijuana.
MSNBC is as obvious as obvious can get when it comes to being a shill for Obama. They don’t even try to hide their agenda anymore. Obama made sure they got some payback for all their past and future support. End of story dude!
Hate to break it to you again but the USA grew up without your twisted idea of economics and will survive your twisted view of “government sugar daddy” politics because your liberal politicians are going to get tossed out of office in November and the laws of this great nation will be respected once again as the new congress passes a budget every year, cuts spending, increases tax revenue and stimulates the economy by taking the chains off of the business sector by reducing the stupid regulations that are killing our economy.
There won’t be a return to slavery or excessive pollution, no seniors being denied their Medicare or Social Security benefits but you and Obama will try to make it sound that way because you have no moral plumb line and retaining power is more important than the economy.