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Originally posted by Walkswithfish
Failure or success are simply a matter of perspective.
Something has to be done, but the Powers That Be (2 parties) are so ingrained and powerful, so much money, promises, power and influence.. honestly, what CAN be done?
Originally posted by Quazze
YOU can't do a single thing! YOU are slave to the cause! YOU will continue to follow their rules and regulations! YOU will continue to celebrate birthdays, Christmases and Halloweens! YOU will (hopefully) live a long and fruitful life .... then YOU will die!
Originally posted by Artephius Abraxas Helios
Ok, let's see here:
Cash for clunkers went "broke" because it was successful beyond their imagining.
Medicare and Medicaid help have helped literally hundreds of millions of Americans over the years and continue to do so today.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have helped millions of Americans to buy homes, the private market is one that lead to the bubble and its ultimate bursting.
The USPS is one of the most efficient examples of mail delivery the world has ever seen. Social Security: Come on now, are you really saying you want you or your parents or grandparents to be denied Social Security because it's a failure as well, or are you just playing partisan politics?
Oh wait, don't answer, that was a rhetorical question.
Your facts are wrong, your arguments weak, your conclusions questionable, and your methods are patronizing to those of us who think for ourselves. Might I suggest you come back and try again after a little nap?
cash for clunkers cost the american tax payer 24,000$ per car. We could have given each of the people a free car for less than that.
Medicare and medicade are trillions of dollars in debt, and the programs are unsustainable at current levels. Program cost have gone up in excess of 40% over the predicted cost. Quality of care is abysmal and more and more doctors are opting not to handle medicare pat. because of paperwork and delayed or under payments.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac allowed people without the means or the responsibility to buy overpriced homes contributing to the current mortage crisis. The community reinvestment act, forced banks and freddie and fannie to issue notes that they knew would never be paid.
Social Security currently has a debt of 74 trillion yes Trillion dollars. 2010 will be the first year that ss will pay out in benifits more than working americans pay in. This program also has been cited as unsitainable at current levels. If a person had taken their ss taxes and invested them over the 30 to 40 yrs they work at just a 2% return, they would have been able to retire at 55 and lived comfortable until their death with money left over to go to their children.
The USPS cost per volume is over 30% more than UPS or Fed Ex. even with government subsidies.
In each and every case we find that the federal government does a dismal job of running such programs. The reason is very simple. Government was not enacted to create and run programs like these.
Your facts are wrong, your arguments weak, your conclusions questionable, and your methods are patronizing to those of us who think for ourselves. Might I suggest you come back and try again after you learn to think RATIONALLY!