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Who is to blame for the economical failure of this country?

Is it business's? It's obvious they do not pay a living wage, cut benefits and raise prices on their goods and services.
Is it the government who is bailing these business's out by providing more and more social programs to compensate for what they are not providing for their employees?
Is it the average American who has over spent and over indulged?

Now how do you fix it?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:32 PM on Apr. 12, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (21)
  • All of the above. We are all responsible. The greedy that covet the possessions of others, the greedy who just want it all, and the ones who sat by and silently complained, yet didn't get up and do something. We let our country get to this point. It is now so very important that we are silently no longer. We make our voices and wants known loudly. We demand that the train wreck we are riding in gets stopped and derailed. Stop being the proverbial "deer in headlights" and move.

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 6:27 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • For the most part, it is the government. They just can't keep their nose out from where it doesn't belong.
    I don't believe it is people because the government was supposed to have these regulations and rules in place
    that kept people from getting credit where they couldn't afford it. They didn't and in fact they made it easier for people to get
    credit they never should have. After all the more people spend the better our economy is but cash is best. Give them to much credit and everything gets out of balance.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 6:50 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • check out what's happening on Wall st. today
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:36 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • Over all.. government and large investment and financing firms. However everyone to a degree it to blame. The gov. because it feels it needs to spend millions upon millions on a war, that is impossible to win. Gov. for passing idiot laws and tax breaks for large businesses to pocket so much money while often taking from the poor. Lenders for giving out faulty loans to ppl would couldnt afford them. Then the beauty of smoke and mirrors. Gov. blinding us, along with large firms/business/so forth.. by lying to us and hiding the facts to get us to be falsely lead into voting for something that will hurt us more than help us. Above and beyond all.. poor spending. That goes for everyone, tho the gov/state is the best at it. American's live in debt, and live for debt. It is rare to find a person or family that is mainly debt free. Meaning debt that is not a liquid asset. Everyone wants bigger and better. Yet they often can afford it.
    Hottiehp21

    Answer by Hottiehp21 at 8:19 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • Just one more thing. People also hate taxes, yet taxes are the funding of keeping certain programs that help people and keep us safe. Therefore uneducated voting, or selfish people. I generally vote for taxes, I prefer keeping our street lights working, officers keeping drunks off the roads, schools open so our children can be educated and make better lives for themselves. Rather than not getting an education and then not being able to make ends meat. There are TONS of things that go into why our country is currently failing. Tho there was once a time where we had surplus, and it wasnt horribly long ago.
    Hottiehp21

    Answer by Hottiehp21 at 8:22 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • Anyone who fell for the American dream is responsible. We all are responsible.
    hannah_belle

    Answer by hannah_belle at 9:07 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • BUSH!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:32 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • The American People for allowing politicians to posses the enormous amount of control they have over our paychecks, our lives, and our future. The American People for not being educating consumers and growing lazy enough to trust businesses over being personally responsible. The American People for stepping back, walking away from personal responsibility, and growing to expect the federal government to step in and save them.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:36 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • All of the above and I'll add one more: Ex-President Clinton.....when he passed NAFTA, he made it possible for companies to easily send their work overseas, which meant larger profits for them and fewer jobs here.
    meriana

    Answer by meriana at 9:40 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • All of the above-
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 9:47 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

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