Last edited by Snafu; 11-20-10 at 11:02 PM. Reason: added additional info
So you mean the federal govt as a company, not America.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Last edited by Morality Games; 11-20-10 at 11:15 PM.
If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
I think the facade of a vote is merely that. Gives the common man a sense that what he thinks matters. That his vote can bring about change. I am sick of the merry go round. If its not the republicans stopping the democrats at every turn its the democrats stopping the republicans at every turn. They are both working against the other and nothing gets done. Does this make sense to any thinking person? Change is bad....
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
I disagree with your statement that the american people, the common Joe has any blame to the current situation the USA finds itself in today. We are given a fictional dream called democracy.(beats all others hands down i will give you that in theory only) We are given a red puppet or a blue puppet. when the red puppet screws us over we all turn to the blue puppet. The red puppet waits in the wings until the blue puppet screws us over and then we get the red puppet back... Its a game where the people at the top the people who are giving millions of dollars to make sure things dont change. Mean while Common Joe is getting poorer and poorer the rich are getting richer and then theres a breaking point. Let them eat cake! Another thing that bothers me about this post. The american tax payer didnt take american jobs and sell them to China or Mexico. That was done in the name of business to increase profits by a suit with a wall street degree. I have a friend working with CASE tractor. Case closed a factory in ND to reopen it in Mexico. My friend an engineer had to go to mexico to train a mexican how to do his job. At five dollars a day how many tractors are the mexicans going to buy at 175k each? You take away american jobs you loose american homes.. american lively hood.
CORPORATE GREED AND UNION GREEDDEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANSDESTROYING THE BEST OF AMERICA ONE DAY AT A TIME
This is the worst kind of discrimination. The kind against ME! ~ Bender
I look at America as a great power that has gone off their brand for to long. Look at the company Apple:
In the 90s, Apple went off of nothing but their name and gave little care about actual quality, overcharged, and at one point was going to be sold to companies that we wouldn't even imagine could afford Apple nowadays. That was until Steve Jobs came back and took control. In less than 10 years time, the company now is worth more than Microsoft and is #1 in several areas. I do not know what our "steve Jobs" will be for America. I don't think it will be a president, nor one single event, it will have to be a rapid amount of events all at once that set things into motion...perhaps a major war? Perhaps a great shift in how our economical landscape works? Who knows?
"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