America Is So Fucked...

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  1. Dr Grump
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    Why? Because of the debt crisis? Because of lack of job growth? Credit rating downgrade?

    Yeah, all of the above, but the main reason is because your political in fighting. You guys are so concerned about the win you don't give a shit about trying to fix this mess. Thread after thread on this board is "It's Obama's fault".."It's the right's fault"..The hatred is so deep and so bitter - and you give the loons like Bachmann and whoever her left-wing equivalent is, the time of day - that is going to sink your country.

    And don't blame your politicians - reading on this board you guys are jsut as bad as them - you voted for them and you support them.

    Of all the political systems I see from day-to-day - British, Aust., NZ, US - other European countries - the US is by far the worst for vitriol and partisanship. THIS is what is going to kill the American Empire in the end, NOT a credit downgrade, GFC...They are the symptoms, the partisan hackery is the cause...
     
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    I would add that the USA is relatively young compared to the other nations you noted. We are pubescent.
     
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    When i get what i want i'll stop fighting.
     
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    The infighting between Jefferson and Hamilton supporters was every bit as bad, mate.

    Know-nothings come and go on this side of the pond, and the political tone ebbs and flows like a tide.
     
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    The problem is that we are a Big Government country and it does not matter what the party that is power is because they expand the other parties policies despite running off repealing them.

    When a "liberal" person (not in any name calling way) says we need more Government and a "conservative" says we need less the reality is we only end up with more Government. Yet the debate gets based around less VS more as if "Less Government" is actually ever done.

    In the end the prediction is that when you give the Government more power they will just end up asking for more. Giving Bush more power was bad but then turning around and giving Obama more power is bad too... We have a single party, big Government party and in fact neither side of that party only expand certain areas of Government. Bush pushed for more Government in education, science as well as war and Obama pushed for more Government in education, science and war. These are just examples nothing more because you can take any policy and find that both parties only manage to expand them rather than repeal them.

    The fighting comes because like the definition of insanity we as a country keep doing the same thing no matter how much it fails… The US keeps growing Government only to fail with delivering on any of their promises.
     
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    In 1856, house of rep Brooks entered senator Sumner's office and beat him over the head with a cane.
     
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    I'm sure that socialist New England liberal had it coming. :lol:
     
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    Brooks was a democrat who favored slavery. Sumner was a republican who had just given fiery ant-slavery speeches. Evidently, Brooks didn't like his tone and went over to his office and whacked him.
     
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    Wait, that was a different Sumner. Never mind....... :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Blow me.

    Stop pointing fingers fuckwad.

    I've been talking about this for over 3 years and you're just now talking about it.

    I've got news for you. We sometimes don't have any control over the dumbasses in a free society.
     
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