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Originally posted by Advantage
People that poo in their own nest tend to cover it up rather than admitting they poo'ed and cleaning it up. Add that to the Americans who are completely oblivious.. by choice.. and I believe the American people will take everything thrown at them as long as they can pretend they are free and have a few petty material things. The American people are conditioned and controlled.. there is no real freedom here anymore yet they keep squaking about how free we are and a beacon to the world! We are so cool.. we spread " democracy" to these other primitive peoples. You know, the ones who have had working societies thousands of years before "the USA" was even a concept.
We CHOOSE to believe in things that are fantasies and things here will NEVER change. We have become perfect cattle. We NEED handlers now as a society. Just one small example of the true state of things: It was so glaringly evident with the banking "crisis" that I can not believe more people didnt really see it. We should have let the banks fail and suffered some pain.. then rebuilt. We'd prefer to prolong the pain and sickness than face the cure as a society. We allow things to be engineered in ways to subjugate us.. and go along with it. Very weak.. and it isnt changing anytime soon. If a "terrorist nation" nuked us our crazy citizens would stand there with their hands out like cattle and swallow whatever explanation the govt gives... as long as they can still reach Washingtons teat.
We are a broken people.. to OP... I believe we will take and swallow and ask for more regardless of what is thrown at us. There will be no revolution. There will be no revival of the Republic. Americans dont have the stomach for it.
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Here is a solution
Heavily tax corporations profits, Slap on tariffs also so that anything coming in overseas is almost prohibitively expensive,
This will make corporations not go overseas for cheap labor and lax tax laws considering they pretty much won't be able to sell to America anymore.
Nice and easy answer that if a politicians suggests it, will get him crusified by everyone (public included)...because we are scared of trying something different.
The government is -not- to blame..the government is the people, and the people are brainwashed into a 1830s view of economics.
Originally posted by Iamschist
What would you have the average American do? I have tried voting only to find that the people I thought I elected turned out to be the same as those I voted against, regardless of party.
I have tried writing letters, signing petitions. Are you suggesting protests? Who will stand? The risks are high. We cannot agree on anything as it is, and if we do not have any solutions, how can we ask for anything to change?
Solutions involving the rich...you can forget that. They have every reason not to change and the power to back that up. Realism is needed. F&S for this post, but I am not sure what your expectations are with posting it.
Originally posted by lastrebel
Cut taxes dramatically,
You are no where near alone on this or at least I would hope not. I keep waiting for the day that the American people take the power back from the government
The average American is either ignorant or blind to whats going on.
The French roit over such things as the retirement age being pushed back but we Americans keep bending over and taking it while the elite laugh all the way to the bank.