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Originally posted by sevensheeps
as a Dutch guy I would like †o tell every american, you are all to blame of your default.
Whatever, it was gonna happen sooner or later.
United states of debt.
And your two party system is one that I find baffling. How can you run a country with two parties that always disagree with each other?
edit on 29/7/11 by sevensheeps because: spelling
Originally posted by hdutton
I also have no doubt those who have been so set on bringing about as much disruption to the American economy, as well as political scene, may be looking for a new line of work after the next elections.
Originally posted by filosophia
I hope they default. Please please please please please. Although I know they won't or they'll just ignore the debt ceiling like "what debt ceiling?" The one you were talking about for weeks trying to raise which you couldn't. "Oh, that ceiling, eh, the president should just be a dictator, debt is good."
Please please please default!
Originally posted by amagnus
The science/resource-based economy is a better alternative than what we have now but there are too many people interested in keeping things the same. It is a shame that many adults have not grown beyond their selfish desires to accumulate material wealth. Working together is the only solution if we want long-term sustainability and that means helping each other, an idea too communistic for some.
Cultural programming is mostly to blame. Lots of people just don't care enough about this world because they think another one is waiting for them once they die. When there are no more natural resources to rape, everything will come crashing down, not just the economy. The economy we currently have is a ponzi scheme and rating system for the haves and have-nots. If we don't move towards something more sane it will lead to self-destruction. As a member of the Zeitgeist Movement it saddens me that not enough people are waking up to reality.
Moody's: Neither debt plan protects the nation's AAA rating
Originally posted by beezzer
Hey, Mr. President? Cloward-Piven much?