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Originally posted by pjsconcrete
What's wrong with this country?
There is soooooo much wrong right now, but I think we as the voters can set it right again. We just have to get involved!! We have to stop the partisan bulls**t and get some real change.
These are some things that would help:
-remove special intrest money (corporate money) from our political process, and give the government back to the people
-roll back tax cuts for those who make over $250,000 a year in order to rebuild our treasury
-phased redeployment of our military to get them out of Iraq where we are hemorrhaging money like a drunk in a topless bar
-change our trade agreements to make real "fair trade," not this corporate giveaway that we have right now (punish companies for moving their production overseas)
Good evening PJS
Thanks for reading and commenting.
I agree that there is soooo much wrong here that It seems almost impossible to fathom it all, much lees fix it.
You bring up some really good points and ideas.
I like that tax cut idea, but have my doubts on sucess. The wealthy and their tax lawyers and the corrupt system that lets them do this is solid. I can't imagine what it would take to rebuild the tax system. Also, can you imagine the amount of time that would consume?
Unless the President says "I want this done now!", well, I see alot of foot dragging on this issue.
About the soldiers abroad, I hear ya. I have no clue why we are still there. Frankly there have been a lot of theories, with the Iran thing and now North Korea. Who knows? But the war over there costs us about $5000.00 a minute.
The fair trade issue is such a mess. Cheap overseas labor and the trade imbalance just plain sucks!!
Just saying to China, for instance, that we'll buy from you EXACTLY (In monetary terms) what you buy from us, wont work. There are too many trade agreement already in place ensuring that Big Biz gets there way. Many of there agreements are locked for years at a time.
I have know idea what's going to happen in the coming weeks and months, but one thing is certain. Changes will be made, but who will they benefit?
Originally posted by wolf241e
Chow friends, and yeah, I’ll try to stop being such a pessimist.