IMO, many people are hyper-focused on entitlement programs, as if these programs are at the root of the disastrous US economy. What about the decisions and policies that have been made (and continue to be made) that negatively impact our country? What about the change in trade over the last 30 years? What about the loss of jobs d/t to the trade imbalance?
What about the change (in the 80s) from the US being the #1 world importer of raw materials, exporter of finished goods and creditor to the exact opposite (low exporter of manufactured goods and a debtor nation).
The latter concerns me far more than the lazy, irresponsible welfare queen. Am I in the minority?
Answer by Carpy at 3:21 PM on Feb. 8, 2011
Answer by UpSheRises at 3:02 PM on Feb. 8, 2011
I worry about both. Not so much the entitlement, but the fraud and redundancy of programs that add to the waste. That said, I don't have any idea of how to curb the waste beyond more government intrusion to those that utilize the entitlement programs.
Answer by QuinnMae at 3:36 PM on Feb. 8, 2011
Answer by lovinangels at 3:05 PM on Feb. 8, 2011
Answer by SuperChicken at 3:46 PM on Feb. 8, 2011
Answer by SuperChicken at 4:48 PM on Feb. 8, 2011
Answer by soyousay at 7:35 PM on Feb. 8, 2011
Agree! But its easier for some to blame the poor. who make NONE of the decisions that have caused our economic stresses!
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:00 PM on Feb. 8, 2011
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Answer by pam19 at 5:20 PM on Feb. 8, 2011