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Originally posted by Oaktree
reply to post by ffman
So, it's a bad thing now that people are waking up to the scam of the so-called "two party system"?
Or is it bad simply because they are waking up on the wrong guy's watch?
Should we wait until someone different is in office to voice our anger?
(By the way, I'm a registered independent.)
By the way, how do you "register" as an independent?
Originally posted by lokdog
This thread highlights the problem in America today its partisan polotics. There is no middle ground and nobody is willing to compromise. The conservitives and liberals both need to take a big suck, the majority of Americans are center right and just want to see govt. work. Not this pissing match that enfects so much of polotics today.
Originally posted by PplVSNWO
If you were directing your original post towards politicians and commentators as you have clarified, why did you bother posting it here at all?
That target audience very likely doesn't post or even read on ATS. Sounds more like you are not independent, but rather stuck in the left/right paradim and are just trolling.
Originally posted by ffman
Where were you during the Bush administration? Where were the cries of outrage when the same welfare programs existed during a Republican-led administration? Where were the gripes over spending when we entered two wars that added hundreds of billions of dollars to the US debt?
Originally posted by dawnstar
three wars.....to "help the people" living in the countries we attack....funded by borrowed money,
financial aide flying all over the place, country after country not having to worry about paying for their national defense, because we are doing it for them, on borrowed money.....
but, oh, we can't afford to pay back the money we OWE the seniors.......
either it's all a big smokescreen and they know that they can easily pull themselves out of it, or they are blind as bats as to what is really going on....
because if they saw the same picture I did, they'd be slicing crap like crazy, crap that is not doing a great majority of americans any good, crap that is just plain wasteful, crap that paying back buddies for favors rendered in times gone by....they wouldn't be talking about how much they can save by ignoring debts that they have to the future old men and women!! they'd be too busy cutting the crap that is obviously wasteful, obviously just a transfer of wealth to a buddy of a buddy, of a sister in law, or the uncle of a congressman, ect!!
it's all just a big sham, let me know when they are serious about it.....because right now, they obvously aren't none of them!!!