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Is the U.S. progressing in a positive way and explain how it is or isn't.

According to the recent tolls, many are upset with what is happening to our country. But then again there are a smaller group that is happy with the "turning of the tide." But the polls don't address "why" one feels the way they do. If you were being interviewed on television (that means you have to articulate and play nice or you would be edited) what would you tell the local voters?

 
pvtjokerus

Asked by pvtjokerus at 2:20 PM on Aug. 7, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • To be honest, if we did a 180 right now from where the progressives have taken us, I'll be surprised if there is a United States in five years. We have no production or even the capability of it in less than a year. Most employers are paying foreigners to do the work, while Americans are simply consuming. Very few have the skills or even the desire to produce on their own. Far too many are on welfare or trying to figure out how to get on welfare. Our military is poorly funded and even more poorly supplied and supported. Our public education has dumbed down people to the point where some of them actually believe that all of this is great. Quite frankly, after watching the changes over the past 25 years, I'm not sure that having the US fail wouldn't be the very best thing that could happen. It may be the only way to get rid of the leeches and the lazy and get things back on track. Gloomy huh?
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 4:29 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • No we are heading to economic collapse. The entitlement spending is out of control, taxes are stifling growth (as well as the prediction of new taxes) and our current leaders have NO economic sense.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 2:52 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • what would you tell the local voters?

    That it's time for government to start living on as tight a budget as everyone else instead of trying to spend its way out of debt (which NEVER works). They are afraid to extend tax cuts not because the tax cuts hurt the economy, but because they restrict their revenue stream and they need an influx of money to help with all the extra debt they've accumulated over the past year. If they let them end, they buy themselves another 6 months before people notice they're spending more money they don't have again come tax time.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:23 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • mommom, please explain how taxing the wealthy MORE is going to help when economically we are feeling the pinch of just the FEAR of more taxes?
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 4:18 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • We are not progressing at all IMO. We are following Europe's footsteps and well...they are up sh*t creek with out a paddle, why on earth anyone would want us to be modeled after them? Universal healthcare is failing, Greece's economy is gone, Spain is on the brink....well you get my feelings.

    momjoy1027

    Answer by momjoy1027 at 3:34 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • All very interesting. I would love to hear from those that feel that we are heading in the right way and hear those opinions.

    They can't elaborate to much if they do, as proven above.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 4:15 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • insane tax breaks for the wealthy


    LMAO! I'm considered one of those evil wealthy people they want to raise taxes on. What I really am is a small business owner that works 6 days a week, very often more than 60 hours a week. If you were working your ass off and investing your blood, sweat and tears in your business you would want to keep your money wouldn't you? I mean don't I deserve at least a little of what I make?

    When was the last time you saw someone on welfare create jobs?

    I think my answer basically says NO to the question the OP asked.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:46 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • This country has been circling the drain for a long time.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 4:28 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • We have only dealt with lawyers for business purposes.
    Never for human interest issue, or for civil rights issues, etc.,.

    He dislikes that the ones we have encountered speak in generalities too much.
    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 6:51 PM on Aug. 7, 2010

  • Is the U.S. progressing in a positive way?

    No, it is not. It is going into a depression, government spending is astronomical! We are heading towards a huge nanny state that tells us what to eat, how big a shower head we can have, what kind of car to drive, which doctor to see, etc. etc. It's quite sad that so many people feel this is the right way to go... They are usually the ones who have complained about the government telling them what to do with their bodies(ie: abortion, pot, etc)... but when it comes to "fat tax" "tan tax"and electric cars they are all for it!

    And Lawmom Boondoggle is a word... lol It is defined as a project that wastes time and or money. The term was first coined in 1935. For someone who points out peoples grammatical errors a lot you have a very limited vocabulary....

    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:34 AM on Aug. 8, 2010

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