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The answer is very simple; get rid of centralised government. Why should ~600 people in congress rule over 600 million people. They are corrupt to the core, fat cats.
Empower each state with their own governance, budgets and fiscal policy.
Each state would then evolve as a self-fulfilling microcosm and other states will follow any other states who do better in a comparative league table, promoting healthy competition and continual growth benefiting local citizens.
Some bastard in Washington has no right to tell a farmer how to milk his cows in Arkansas, for example.
In summary: GET RID OF CENTRALISED G'MENT
Originally posted by Archon_Adept
OP forgot "stupid", "apathetic", "fat", "mcdonalds-eating, walmart-shopping while hating on the Chinese hypocritical racist gumless redneck buffoons who are a bunch of chattle."
[edit on 15-9-2009 by Archon_Adept]
This country today is precisely why stupid people shouldn't breed.
My hope in this thread is to find that common ground. I didn't leave a single one of us out of the OP. We're all guilty. And I totally agree with you, Politicians and Bureaucrats SUCK! Each and every one of them!
*Blows smoke from smudging your way~~~~*
Originally posted by Electro38
Many Americans died freeing the rest of the world from certain tyranny, through ingenuity, inventiveness and shear determination. And we'd do it all again if need be. Don't fool yourself.
Originally posted by David9176
Thanks for the thread Jax.
Something has to happen first...and I think it's happening now. You are seeing protests against big government and we will see a large gain for Republicans in the next election. No longer will they skate by with just their criticisms...THEY TOO will also be a target for the people.
And that is when I think it will REALLY happen. At least I hope so.
Those who are protesting are holding out for Republicans...it's unfortunate that they do not realize that we cannot afford this war or continue our trade policies...which Republicans will NOT change.
Originally posted by Electro38
What a pretentious and childish thread. Speak for yourself OP.
Do you do all of those things you say American's don't.
As opposed to complaining while listening to talking heads like Hannity or Olberman?
Complaining and senseless protesting?
Or violence? Is that what we should do to be less lazy?
You sound like a very young person with young persons ideals, that's great but list the things you're doing before you go and call a whole nation of people lazy, fat and ignorant.
What are any of you doing that is so admirable and beneficial to your society? I would really like to know what all of you "holier than thou's" are doing. It's real easy to say you're better than everyone else, but I'd like to see proof of that.
Please tell us which country's governments or people in this world are not guilty of these things. (They all are.)
Many Americans died freeing the rest of the world from certain tyranny,
through ingenuity, inventiveness and shear determination. And we'd do it all again if need be.
I would say you're ignorant of history and you act like an ungrateful brat.
Most Americans are poor/middle class who survive to feed, cloth, educate and house their families. Husbands and wives both constantly working to feed their families and survive, that's who most American are.
Just as a side note, many studies show that American's work more hours than any other industrialized country.
We are productive, resourceful, ingenious/inventive people.
Think about how the world would be now if there it weren't for the American people. For one, France and England would be speaking German in a Nazi empire.
The arts: Jazz, The Blues, Rock = all American inventions. Your welcome world. We can go on and on.
Originally posted by stevegmu
reply to post by maus80
Oh, yes. We're stupid, ignorant, and fat, yet we still have more than any country on Earth. Higher standard of living, bigger houses, more disposable income, larger cars with bigger engines, more of everything. My kitchen is probably larger that the average European flat. Christ, we spend more on our pets than the GDP of many countries. Must really piss you guys off...