View Poll Results: What has Damaged America the Most?

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  • Federal Reserve

    31 28.70%
  • 2 Party System

    41 37.96%
  • Political Spin Doctors

    34 31.48%
  • Illuminaties Plans

    2 1.85%
  • Corporate Elite

    42 38.89%
  • Government Corruption

    55 50.93%
  • Tax-paid Unions

    26 24.07%
  • Welfare & Gov't Dependants

    36 33.33%
  • Hawks / US Pro-War

    39 36.11%
  • Religious

    23 21.30%
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Thread: What has Damaged America the Most?

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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    I don't see crappy foreign policy and Voodoo economics on the list. They get my vote, all the rest stems from them.

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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    I think the biggest problem in the US right now is that the government is beholden to special interests over the people. This one problem, mostly created by the way that candidates are financed, is the root cause of so many others, such as the problems caused by elites hedging policy towards their interests instead of the good of the nation, corruption (which our current finance system pretty much amounts to), issues with unions, wasteful spending, useless tax breaks (and loopholes), etc.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 09-15-10 at 09:11 AM.

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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    We are going away from what the people that fought WWII wanted us to be. They fought for us and every day we let them down.
    Why should what they wanted the country to be matter. The majority of them are dead. I've never understood the ancestor worship that some people on here seem to practice.
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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    None of the above.
    The Libertarian agenda
    The conservative "wish list".
    Ignorance and fear
    Lack of morals.
    Extremism
    but not in this order.

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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Why should what they wanted the country to be matter. The majority of them are dead. I've never understood the ancestor worship that some people on here seem to practice.
    Ancestor worship is a practice of ancient man, of those who live in ............
    We should respect our ancestors, learn from them, but think for ourselves.

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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I think the biggest problem in the US right now is that the government is beholden to special interests over the people. This one problem, mostly created by the way that candidates are financed, is the root cause of so many others, such as the problems caused by elites hedging policy toward their interests instead of the good of the nation, corruption (which our current finance system pretty much amounts to), issues with unions, wasteful spending, useless tax breaks (and loopholes), etc.
    Man's greed is the root cause for these problems, knowledge is the solution.....taxation is the brake or controller....We should, by now, know where to set the brake......
    We cannot allow 2 percent or 3 % or 8/100s of our people to run the country and select our political representatives...

    Campaign Finance and truth in advertising reform ?
    The politician's run for office being limited in duration and cost, as it would be paid for by the taxpayer??.
    Has any nation attempted this ?

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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Man's greed is the root cause for these problems, knowledge is the solution.....taxation is the brake or controller....We should, by now, know where to set the brake......
    We cannot allow 2 percent or 3 % or 8/100s of our people to run the country and select our political representatives...

    Campaign Finance and truth in advertising reform ?
    The politician's run for office being limited in duration and cost, as it would be paid for by the taxpayer??.
    Has any nation attempted this ?
    Public campaign finance is pretty common in Europe. I believe its one of the primary reasons that their government is more responsive to the people.

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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    The federal reserve which allows the government to artificallly prop up the economy, followed by our cluster**** foreign policy, political corruption and then the entitlement mentality.
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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The Libertarian agenda
    Yeah, because so much of it has been implemented in this country.

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    Re: What has Damaged America the Most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Yeah, because so much of it has been implemented in this country.
    Hey, you have like 1.5 elected officials!

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