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    Political extremism in the United States is worse than it was 20 years ago. T or F

    Political extremism in the United States is worse than it was 20 years ago. T or F

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    Re: Political extremism in the United States is worse than it was 20 years ago. T or

    True. Two decades ago, Bill Clinton could actually compromise with the Republicans and get things done.
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    Re: Political extremism in the United States is worse than it was 20 years ago. T or

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    True. Two decades ago, Bill Clinton could actually compromise with the Republicans and get things done.
    I agree but I just notice something about your sig..what the hell does being against full time employment mean?
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Political extremism in the United States is worse than it was 20 years ago. T or

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    I agree but I just notice something about your sig..what the hell does being against full time employment mean?
    A bit off topic, but essentially I'm against a 40 hour work week. I think the average person should only have to work 15 or 20 hours a week to support themselves comfortably.
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    Re: Political extremism in the United States is worse than it was 20 years ago. T or

    Quote Originally Posted by atrasicarius View Post
    A bit off topic, but essentially I'm against a 40 hour work week. I think the average person should only have to work 15 or 20 hours a week to support themselves comfortably.
    So is this just your magical utopia world idea or what? I don't understand. Most people, even the richest amongst us work much more than 40 hours a week.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Political extremism in the United States is worse than it was 20 years ago. T or

    I was not into politics 20 years seeing how I was around 14 years old. So I can not honestly say if politics was something more extreme today than it was back then. Although I have a feeling its the same regardless who is president assuming there is a significant amount of people in the house and senate who are politically opposite of the president. Sometimes its because one side realizes a compromise would suck ass or is really no compromise or it could be sore loser syndrome.
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    Re: Political extremism in the United States is worse than it was 20 years ago. T or

    Take a look at Congress's approval rating.



    Rigid ideology has made it nearly impossible for compromise and as a result, nobody is pleased with the results that Congress produces. If given a choice, people would probably sack the entire Congress and start from scratch.
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    The economy will improve under this bill. If a few people die, it will be for the betterament of this country.

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    Re: Political extremism in the United States is worse than it was 20 years ago. T or

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    So is this just your magical utopia world idea or what? I don't understand. Most people, even the richest amongst us work much more than 40 hours a week.
    Do they enjoy doing that? Maybe a couple do, but not many. And is it necessary? Considering that a good half of our jobs are useless bureaucracy, flipping burgers, stocking shelves, or making plastic crap, I'm gonna go ahead and answer "no." So why are we doing it? I'll let you see if you can figure out the answer to that one yourself.
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    Re: Political extremism in the United States is worse than it was 20 years ago. T or

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Rigid ideology has made it nearly impossible for compromise and as a result, nobody is pleased with the results that Congress produces. If given a choice, people would probably sack the entire Congress and start from scratch.
    Our system is badly outmoded, rendered obsolete by technology even before the Civil War, and was never designed to work well in the first place, merely a compromise that most of it's drafters thought were temporary, to be perfected later, when one or other of the other factions would be dominant ad 're-arrange' it all to their own satisfaction. Corruption was also institutionalized into the framework, also on purpose, by the Hamiltonians.

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    Re: Political extremism in the United States is worse than it was 20 years ago. T or

    Extremism always gets worse when economic pressures increase, and the current Depression is no different. The 'Hidden Depression' of the 1970's led to Reagan and the rise of Right Wing buffoonery, with a consequent reaction from the Center. There is no real 'Left' in the U.S. of any importance, despite all the fear mongering and generally hysterical hubris the Right puts out.

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