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USA future?

How do you see our country (USA) in another four or five years?

I know some of you are citizens of other nations and you are welcome to opine also;-)

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Asked by ChezBelle at 4:14 PM on Jan. 9, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I do not see it any different then it is now. Even if Presedent Obama is not in office.

    Answer by louise2 at 4:27 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • It is up to us, as a collective citizenry, to make a conscience choice to return to being a nation of very simple laws. We are a republic which is ruled by the Constitution and not of men (meaning humans don't get your panties in a wad). Men may conduct the business of the law, but the law is guidelines. If we do this, stop clawing for power (which isn't real you know), and just live our lives, the USA will return to being the place everyone wants her to be.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 4:48 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • Well said Jesse

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 5:01 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • So, ah, any suggestions on HOW to get politicians to stop clawing for power? If they'd work for the people, as they are supposed to do, not for themselves as they do, THEN we would be better off. At this rate, we will either be much like we are now, or worse off. I'd much rather be better off, but in 5 years time, I'd say we will be much the same.

    Answer by Raine2001 at 5:16 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • raine2001, no idea at all. It is just time for us to rise above and find the better in ourselves and embrace it.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 5:48 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • Better if we vote Obama out.

    Worse if he is voted in another 4 years.


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 5:53 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • I have a feeling the economy will still be stagnant with high unemployment (we're never gonna see 5% again!), and all that goes along with it (foreclosures/homelessness, personal and business bankruptcies, etc.)!!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:47 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • Better if we vote Obama out.

    Worse if he is voted in another 4 years.

    This pretty much sums it up.

    Answer by Carpy at 7:06 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • I don't see a very pretty picture as far as the future of this country goes, regardless of who happens to be sitting in the oval office, as long as we continue to vote the same 'type' of people in to represent us.

    Right now, the ONLY interests being served are those of agribusiness and the lawyers ~ neither of which care about anything except wringing every dollar they can from the American people. Lawyers should not be running the country OR representing us. We need business people (who actually have some idea of what a budget is, and how to keep customers ... or 'we the people' ... satisfied) instead of the lawyers. We need to abolish/ban ALL corporate donations and lobbying. And, if we want actual health care reform we need to do the same with big pharm, the FDA, and the insurance companies as well.

    We also need to decide whether we want a liberal/progressive mess or independent/productive citizens.

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 8:04 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

  • I don't agree wiyth Farmlady on everything but her reply to this question is so far, the only one that gives me any hope that someone is thinking straight. . Part of the problem is that people seem not only to fear the prese, they fear the future too and think that a return to some kind if past nirvana is the cure. You cannot move forwards by going backwards. FarmLady is right about agribusiness. Big Health and lawyers, add Big Oil , Wall Street ( which always does well regardless of the misery of others ) and you have a basic list of those whose power needs to be curbed if the counntry is to prosper. Stop the lobbying and the buying of politicians for a start.

    Answer by janet116 at 11:49 PM on Jan. 9, 2011

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