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What has Damaged America the Most?

What has Damaged America the Most?


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The Giant Noodle

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As we all know America isnt doing so well as of late. So Im curous what you folks think has done the most damage.
 

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What has Damaged America the Most?
The midnset that you are entitled to a certain standard of living, and that if you haven't been able to provide that standard for yourself, it's someone else's fault.
 

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As we all know America isnt doing so well as of late. So Im curous what you folks think has done the most damage.
I voted for these:

Government Corruption
Tax-paid Unions
Welfare & Gov't Dependants

**Government corruption plays into government waste/earmarks and the like.
**I'm not quite sure what you mean by "Tax-paid" unions, but I see unions and especially those idiots who've given into their oft' times outrageous demands, as being a serious economic drain....especially in the pension area.
**Our welfare/entitlement programs are completely broken.
 

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I voted for these:

Government Corruption
Tax-paid Unions
Welfare & Gov't Dependants

**Government corruption plays into government waste/earmarks and the like.
**I'm not quite sure what you mean by "Tax-paid" unions, but I see unions and especially those idiots who've given into their oft' times outrageous demands, as being a serious economic drain....especially in the pension area.
**Our welfare/entitlement programs are completely broken.
what's a tax paid union, and doesn't family and children welfare account for a miniscule part of the budget? do you believe unions shouldn't be able to negotiate their wages and benefits?
 
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I went for corporatism, political spin and Hawkish foreign policy.
 

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what's a tax paid union, and doesn't family and children welfare account for a miniscule part of the budget? do you believe unions shouldn't be able to negotiate their wages and benefits?
I don't know what a tax-paid union is either. Ask Noodle. I believe most union leaders are corrupt ***holes and their memberships are filled with people who have absolutely no idea what a fair wage is and don't realize how lucky they are -- even when they drive their own companies out of business. Family/children welfare is only a part of entitlement programs. Read SS, Medicare, Medicaid, VA and SS Disability, Public Assistance including Food Stamps, yada yada yada.

Oops! Thought the word censor would take care of ass. Ha! Can I say that here????
 

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Unions should be allowed to negotiate wages and benefits, but at times their demands are totally unreasonable.

I voted corruption, federal reserve, 2 party system, hawks, and welfare.
 

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Really, "What has Damaged America the Most?" comes down to one culprit - the citizens of American.

All that **** in the list would likely not have happened if we had bitched against it when it was being passed, or worked to reverse it at a later point in dime.
 

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Rational irrationality combined with the ability for artificial persons to lobby our govt. That covers it


wiki has a nice thumbnail of it:

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This seems to apply to religion as well as politics worldwide.
IMVHO. YMMV
 
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Those meddling Republicans!

They are only making us act against the president because they do not realize that Obama's trying his best to restore the economy and keep jobless rates in check.
 
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Those meddling Republicans!

They are only making us act against the president because they're too embarrassed to accept the fact Bush was embezzling our taxes for this war on terrorism.
Finally!!! Someone who admits President Obama is an embezzler!! Thank you very much!!!
 

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Two-party system.

Corporate elite.

Hawks.

Also:

The irresponsible consumers/electorate, without which none of the above would be possible.
 
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I took:
2 Party System
Political Spin Doctors
Corporate Elite
Government Corruption
Hawks / US Pro-War

I think the first two have become the same thing. The 2 party system is not in and of itself bad if there is mobility in the party system and the possibility of replacing parties. But current rules and propaganda have taken that away to a large extent. Corporate elite speaks to large companies having much more power and sway over the actions of the government than that of the People. Government corruption I think is self-explanatory. Hawks/Pro-War I think is very dangerous as it takes away from more of a proper defensive attitude towards our defense and more into an offensive/world police attitude which I think is costly on all fronts.
 

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What has damaged the US the most is unrealistic planning, bad investments, buying things not needed, maxing out credit cards, and no rainy day contingency fund.

ricksfolly
 

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The Federal Reserve is #1. It is the heart of the hydra. The rest are just the heads.
 

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It seems the United States has become so populist that it is unimaginable the American people might be the main source of our political and economic problems. People have high standards of virtue and accountability, but they apply them on institutions rather than on their own persons.
 
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What has Damaged America the Most?
The midnset that you are entitled to a certain standard of living, and that if you haven't been able to provide that standard for yourself, it's someone else's fault.
there's the single best answer to the question

the dems created a mindset that existence is an entitlement to others' wealth
 

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Those meddling Republicans!

They are only making us act against the president because they do not realize that Obama's trying his best to restore the economy and keep jobless rates in check.
do you really believe that

that is so funny I couldn't tell if its sarcasm because a rational person could not possibly believe that.
 

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As we all know America isnt doing so well as of late. So Im curous what you folks think has done the most damage.
Entitlement spending.
The War on Poverty.
The Great Society.
The Raw Deal.
Failed education system.

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how exactly did the religious (and I am an agnostic BTW) hurt america? Gay marriage isn't exactly an important issue when it comes to the health of the country.

And what did the corporate elite do? if you have failed to succeed its not the fault of someone who has
 

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[fnord]Why in the world is the illuminati in this thread?[/fnord]
 

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[fnord]Why in the world is the illuminati in this thread?[/fnord]
Some people are still laboring under the delusion that they still exist.
 

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The 2 Party System
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[fnord]Why in the world is the illuminati in this thread?[/fnord]
We're in between plots atm--had some time to kill. No reason really. Don't be concerned.
 
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