There are so many problems with this country right now that I don't even know where to begin.
Our massive debt-
We are somewhere over $14 trillion dollars in debt right now. Let me write that out for you, $14,000,000,000,000. I heard
that it would take somewhere around $2000 from every person in the world to get us back in the green. But instead of the President taking action and
trying to save this country from a complete catastrophe, he's on CNN poking fun at the people who believe he's not an American citizen. Can somebody
inform me as to what exactly he has done to reverse our national debt? Literally anything he has done, even creating 20 jobs at a Wendy's would be a
good start. (Not a rhetorical question, but from what I've been seeing/hearing he has not been creating jobs) On top of our unfathomable national
debt, food/oil prices are skyrocketing along with unemployment being pretty high too.
We are currently fighting wars that do not affect a single American citizen. Taxpayer money is being spent doing something that does not
even remotely benefit the people funding it, call me crazy but I feel like taxpayer money should be used to help the country out, especially
considering how bad of shape we are in right now. Didn't Obama promise to get all of our troops out of the Middle East? Not only did he lie about
that, but he also chose to spend millions of dollars bombing Libya. Now that I think about it I can't even remember why were went into the Middle East
in the first place, the only thing I can think of is revenge for 9/11, which is not exactly a mature motive.
The Gulf Oil Spill- Even though there are not any serious, immediate effects from it, I still believe that one of these
days we're going to get hit hard, whether that is from the oil slowly making it's way up the food chain to us, or from the thousands of gallons of
harmful Corexit they dumped on top of that oil. There have been some recent reports buzzing around ATS about people involved in the clean-up who were
getting sick, and they all had similar illnesses. One of them that I remember involved some lady whose entire body became enflammed and bruised.
Another thread I read about involved hundreds of people from a community near the Gulf who were all getting sick and their cries for help were being
The tornadoes that have been hammering the states just seem unnaturally devastating. I hate to bring up 2012 here, but don't you
guys remember hearing "In the years leading up to 2012, you will notice a steady increase in dangerous weather" or something along those lines? Well,
whether it's involved with 2012 or not, it's happening. Hundreds of people have been killed by all those tornadoes, and they've been popping up in
areas where they've almost never been seen like in the middle of cities.
America has just about hit rock bottom when it comes to politics. The front runners for the 2012 presidential campaign
are Sarah Palin and Donald Trump. Take a minute to absorb the stupidity involved in that. There is a good chance that in less than two years, either
one of the stupidest women not just in politics but out of the entire American population, or some guy who has his own TV show and an ego the size of
his bank vault is going to be running this country.
Constitutional Rights Getting **** On-
It seems like every there's always some new issue involving our Constitutional rights being tossed aside
and forgotten about. TSA airport security is groping your 7 year old sons testicles because some terrorists ALLEGEDLY
hi-jacked a plane and
impossibly blew up the World Trade Centers 10 years ago, and now we're all paying for it by being forcibly molested every time we want to go see our
grandparents. It's now illegal to videotape police officers who are there to "Protect and Serve" (Even though ironically 90% of people get nervous
when they see a cop as opposed to feeling safe and protected), but it's completely OK for them to videotape your DUI stop and humiliate you by putting
it on COPS. Remember that guy being arrested for making a joke during a police arrest? Those cops might as well have stolen the Constitution and used
it as toilet paper. I'm lame and those are the only examples I can think of, can anybody else help out?
A Steadily Increasing Population Of Idiots-
Do I even need to elaborate here? A good portion of Americans care more about the new Gaga/Beiber
song and the Royal Wedding than all of the problems with this country. In fact I guarantee that a quarter of the population can name a dozen Lady Gaga
songs, Jersey Shore characters, or iPod Apps, but cannot name 8 of this countries past Presidents. Ask 5 random people what is at the center of the
universe, and probably 1 or 2 of them will say we are. Even with access to new technology, I feel like people are just becoming stupider. I can't be
the only one that sees it. Music, television, and just overall priorities are becoming more materialistic and popularity based. New music sucks. New
TV shows suck. New presidents suck.
I feel like every day a new problem is added to the dogpile of issues with this country. One day, this country will be so deep in problems that we're
just going to crumble, and every day brings us closer to the inevitable. Can any of you honestly say that in the direction America is going, we can
continue functioning for another 50 years? 10 years? 5 years? Maybe December 21, 2012 is the date where America's countless problems implode on
themselves. Maybe we'll somehow pull through the dark days, reverse our debt, create millions of jobs, create some honest and hard-working presidents,
create some deep and meaningful music, and create an educational system that does not leave people thinking about their popularity and appearance at
the end of the day. Following our current path I cannot see this country lasting another 10 years without erupting into total chaos.
28-4-2011 by TupacShakur because: (no reason given)