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Originally posted by Eurisko2012
Originally posted by tnhiker
Reduce foreign aide, use that money to start jobs here or help the sick/homeless/jobless Americans. Then start taxing imports at the same rate the producing country tax our exports. Bring our troops home, get our noses out of other countries business, reduce military spending.
I'm sorry but Israel is about to start bombing the hell out of Iran.
Um.....what do we do about that?
Originally posted by ren1999
As I understand it, Titor says that military spending will increase.
Most people will want to join the military because the pay will be a lot better than any civilian job.
Now here is what is going down. Have some of these things happened yet?
U.S. public libraries will close.
U.S. public parks will close and the land will be sold to wealthy people.
Public schools will lose most of its funding. Private religious schools will spring up and get taxes.
No work benefits.
No medical and dental insurance assistance.
Private health insurance premiums will go up as high as customers can pay before they drop the insurance.
No paid breaks.
No paid lunch.
No maternity leave. You get pregnant, you get fired.
Full-time staff will be on salary earning an average of $10.00 an hour but also have to put in 12 hour days and weekends with no overtime compensation.
Most workers will be temporary earning $7.00 an hour.
No overtime compensation pay.
Start growing vegetables in your yards, if you still have a house. Share with your neighbors.
I look at this situation and I am forced to wonder; Are the people running this country inept or are they destroying our economy by design?
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Originally posted by confreak
reply to post by Bramble Iceshimmer
Maybe it is time for Americans to consider Qaddafi's idea of abolishing the government. Obviously it has failed, the bigger the government, the deeper, complex and deeply hidden corruption.
Qaddafi said in order to get rid of corruption, money should be directed straight to the people, meaning give state money straight to people, and let them choose what to do with the money. That would stop a small elected minority dictators controlling the wealth of the people, and choosing what to do with it. This form of governance has obviously failed, from Europe to US.
Time to move forward and take the next step.
As an outsider looking in all i can say is so sorry to hear this was passed in the house! Your elected representatives seem to give the impression that their vote is a personal choice and not a representation. Are their votes made public?