You Know What's Wrong Around This Place?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Cammmpbell, Oct 7, 2011.

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    The wealthy and powerful have quadrupled their wealth in the last 15 years while ordinary Americans either remained stagnant or lost ground. They know they've got it made. Their offspring will never go to a shithole desert 10,000 miles away and fight and die in some made up war which was totally unnecessary.

    In Great Britain the wealthy and powerful and even royalty believe they owe it to the country which made them wealthy and powerful to enter the military and serve a reasonable time.

    As we speak Prince Harry is preparing to become proficient as an Apache Helicopter pilot as did his brother and his father, the Prince of Wales. When Harry's training is complete he will return to Afghanistan.

    Something must change in this country. It ain't working.
     
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    Actually, the real problem we face with our economics is that we the people have accepted and endorsed the kinds of every day business practices that have lead to today's massive wealth inequality. Maybe people should have started pushing harder a while back ago. But for too long we've agreed to work for comparatively lower wages so that our higher ups could make more money. We agreed to pay comparatively higher prices for goods and services that also helped fuel the mentalities that now exist.

    If the public had been less willing to pay 1000% markups, more willing to go without various luxuries in the interest of promoting a business approach with which they were more inclined to agree on an ethical level, more willing to be educated and knowledgeable when making purchasing decisions, more willing to do their part as individuals to insist on better wages for their lower paying jobs, more willing to be more ethical when demanding higher wages for already higher paying jobs.....then we would not be where were are today.

    In short, our economic problems are entirely cultural. Every American bears the blame, not a select few of the most wealthy or most poor.
     
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    All I have to say is that Obie reiterated in his last presser that we will leave Afghanistan with a stable Democracy when we leave.

    All I have to ask, will Obie's daughters enlist when they come of age and we are still there 'winning hearts n' changing minds'?
     
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    That is about the most feeble thing I've ever heard. Tell it to the 46,000,000 which are at or below the poverty level. This is the only industrialized country in the world where over 500 companies make money off of sick people and we still rate 37th in the world in general health. According to your analysis blame it on those who happen to get sick.
     
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    What a ridiculous comment. I'm talking about the nature of our economic and business practices in our culture. I never said anything about people getting sick. And even if I had, your claim doesn't even make any sense.
     
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    Claim? It's the truth. Big companies used to share profits with the government and their employees. Since the late 1990's they've been taking away pensions, outsourcing 25 year employees to companies which offer no benefits, increasing the number of work hours and automating processes and laying off.

    In the late 40's and 50's a corporate executive earned about 5-10 times what a carpenter earned. By the 70's that factor had increased to about 50 times as much. Guess what we know about last year...2010. Yes sport's fans an average CEO in this country made about 550 times what an ordinary American worker earned. They also load up the boards of directors with a bunch who will agree to anything and fix it so that if the company fails they'll still make out like a bandit.

    It ain't working.
     
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    Liar. All my brothers have served in that fucking desert.
     
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    You wouldn't know 'truth' if it introduced itself with a fucking business card.
     
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    Maybe what needs to be looked at first are the Government Protected Monopolies? Government has It's hand in every wallet, yet, it never seems to have enough, nor be able to turn Any Government Program into Anything that relates to Self Generating. Government seems more interested in Dependency than Self Reliance. Too often compounding damage, and then demanding more to deal with it. The proclaimed solutions only create more expectation and dependency. That ain't working out so well. Look at the ACORN Spawn. Every Penney invested in them, only creates more debt, it actually multiplies the deficit. The more they touch, the bigger the hole.
     
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    What needs to change in this country is for folks to make their own way in life regardless of the stature of others. What is the worth in envying the success of others?

    You are either the measure of a man, or your are the measure of another. One succeeds, the other is doomed to failure.

    I pity those who waste their lives aspiring to gotten gains while exercising ill-gotten behariour.
     
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