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Thread: Agree or disagree: Government is the problem

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    Re: Agree or disagree: Government is the problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Illumination View Post
    Government is the problem. By that I mean both mainstream parties and the rich lobbyists/corporate global fat-cats that pull their strings. When the bailout occurred; as a small business owner myself I learned what a LIE the so-called "American Dream" is and how there really is no justice in this system. America's trade policies and foreign policies are ruining our way of living and any hope for world peace.
    What would you replace government with?
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    Re: Agree or disagree: Government is the problem

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Government is the problem in regards to the following issues;

    1. National debt
    2. Drug War
    3. Entitlement Programs
    4. Ability to start/run a business
    5. Immigration
    6. Foreign Policy
    IMO, every item on your list there, the majority of the country agreed on, at least at the time. While I realize that many of us, myself included, did not go along with the direction of many or all of the issues, they pretty much represent where middle America stood on those issues, as sad as that may be for those of us right or left of center.

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    Re: Agree or disagree: Government is the problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The question is too simplistic. Is the government part of the problem? Yes. Is the government part of the solution? Yes. Are factors other than the government as big or bigger parts of the problem? Yes.
    The question is too simplistic? Well, of course, that was my point. Reagan's statement and his philosophy ultimately was too simplistic even childish. Today we are visited with the offspring of his particularly simpleminded attitudes towards government. He was wealthy, well isolated from the everyday concerns that common people deal with all the time. These Reaganites don't know or ignore how essential government's role has been in protecting ordinary folks from the vagaries of modern life. Reagan caused incredible harm to America in my opinion.
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    Re: Agree or disagree: Government is the problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    What would you replace government with?
    I would suggest people wake up and educate/empower themselves and replace our current representatives with actual representatives rather than fall into the repub vs demo poison that has gripped the nation. IMO they're both the same agendas serving the same select few people.

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    Re: Agree or disagree: Government is the problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Illumination View Post
    I would suggest people wake up and educate/empower themselves and replace our current representatives with actual representatives rather than fall into the repub vs demo poison that has gripped the nation. IMO they're both the same agendas serving the same select few people.
    For the most part, I agree with you here, but that is not replacing government, it is a reawakening/rejuvenation of the voters, and I support that effort wholeheartedly.
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