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  • The Company would soon not exist

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  • The Company would last for some time, but eventually fold

    2 10.53%
  • The Company would still compete with other top corporations

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  • The Company would be very successful!

    1 5.26%
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Thread: If America Was a Company......

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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Then our political culture needs to change or we need to legislate around the problem. In particular, promote republicanism or reform our bicameral legislature into something resembling a parliament.

    It's worth noting that ultimately politicians are responsive to the people, and that the American people bear the lord's share of the responsibility for the state of our society. If a politician tried to be efficient, honest, and virtuous, they would be punished at the ballot box. The politicians who are most rewarded are the ones who (1) give more services, (2) impose fewer taxes, and (3) successfully convince people that the resulting problems are the fault of other politicians.
    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.
    Last edited by Snafu; 11-21-10 at 12:02 AM. Reason: added additional info

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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    So you mean the federal govt as a company, not America.
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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    Quote Originally Posted by Snafu View Post
    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.
    I'm not claiming the American people don't suffer or that we don't possess any good qualities, but we aren't perfect and we aren't passive victims in our political inefficiencies. Neither side of the spectrum tailors their views to fit the pressures of reality, and political parties organize around that discontinuity because that's the only way to win seats. People dislike the general lack of utility in our government, but they are dependent on the drama of politics and contribute to keep it going.
    Last edited by Morality Games; 11-21-10 at 12:15 AM.
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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    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....

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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    Quote Originally Posted by Snafu View Post
    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.
    One of the very best posts I have read in AGES!!!
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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    My point is if the people that ran a corporation acted like the leaders of this Nation (unprofessional and self serving) then the company wouldnt last very long.
    OK...but the nation isn't a corporation.

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    THis Country NEEDS to act like more like a corporation if it wants to survive. It needs to balance the books.
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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    OK...but the nation isn't a corporation.



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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Work TOGETHER to get things done for the greater good of our Nation. Not this Child-like Partisan BS.
    Well, this IS pretty child-like. Everyone has a different idea of the "greater good of our Nation." Are you proposing that everyone "work together" to promote yours?

    And what does "work together" mean, anyway?
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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Well, this IS pretty child-like. Everyone has a different idea of the "greater good of our Nation." Are you proposing that everyone "work together" to promote yours?

    And what does "work together" mean, anyway?
    I like what Snafu said.....

    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.
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    Re: If America Was a Company......

    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?
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