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lethal tupperwa
12-01-2012, 14:32
Someone


please tell me what the HELL's wrong with all the


people that run this country!!!!!!


Both
Republicans
&
Democrats
We're "broke"
and can't help
our own
Seniors,
Veterans,
Orphans,
Homeless,
etc.,???????????



In the last years we have provided aid to
Haiti,
Chile,
Pakistan,
Libya,
Egypt,
Turkey
and Japan
with literally,


BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!


Our retired seniors
living on a 'fixed income'
receive no aid


nor do they get any breaks while our government


and religious organizations pour


Hundreds of Billions


of $$$$$$'s and Tons of Food


to Foreign Countries!


We have


hundreds of adoptable


children who are shoved aside
to make room for
the adoption of
foreign orphans.
AMERICA:
a country where we have
homeless without shelter,
children going to bed hungry,
elderly going without 'needed' meds,
and mentally ill without treatment -etc.
YET.......................


They have
a 'Benefit'


for the people of Haiti on
12 TV stations,
ships and planes lining up
with food, water, tents clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies.



Imagine if


the *GOVERNMENT*
gave 'US'
the same support
they give to other
countries.


Sad isn't it?

NeverMore1701
12-01-2012, 14:35
Who sent you that chain email?

FetchMonster1
12-01-2012, 14:36
I think most would refer to that as welfare and socialism. But yes, we should be taking care of home first.

g29andy
12-01-2012, 14:47
I don't blame the people who run the country so much as the people who elected them.

HollowHead
12-01-2012, 14:51
When the former group allows bases on their soil and the latter group does not... HH

b_oglethorpe
12-01-2012, 15:02
Greed.

Multiple Arms
12-01-2012, 15:06
I don't blame the people who run the country so much as the people who elected them.


Exactly right!!

KYJoe
12-01-2012, 16:03
Idiots keep electing them.

JoeInKS
12-01-2012, 16:09
"what's wrong with the people that run this country"

Absolutely NOTHING.

It's you and I who do nothing about it changing it.

2bgop
12-01-2012, 16:21
Looks like someone opened up their spam folder...

RonS
12-01-2012, 16:53
Posting chain email no matter how much you agree with it will get you tarred and feathered here in short order.

As far as the point in question goes,

The American people pay for the mass media that is reengineering society one meme at a time.

We are too busy or too cool to serve on juries, so the people who do serve are not represenative of our true society.

We elect people to public office on the basis of how they look and if they have "name recognition".

Again and again we do not reason our way to consistent, workable policies, instead we respond to "It's for the children", "Everyone deserves ___", "We have to do something" and other emotional appeals.

So, yeah, down the tubes we go, and we as a nation have it coming.

gilfo
12-01-2012, 16:59
Greed.

+1 Greed just greed. There is something in it for them.

Righttoown
12-01-2012, 17:15
It can really be sumed up with one word Diversity! It has killed this country and allowed stupid people to run it and I don't just mean Obama.

coastal4974
12-01-2012, 18:02
Someone


please tell me what the HELL's wrong with all the


people that run this country!!!!!!




We keep voting for idiots.

syntaxerrorsix
12-01-2012, 18:45
The money spent on behalf of other countries is a drop in the bucket in regards to social spending.

Does it need to stop? Yeah. Does it matter? Not really.

Upwards of ~55% of our spending is dedicated to social expenditures while defense spending is about half that. Foreign aid is far less.

Rabbi
12-01-2012, 18:52
We have the richest "poor" people in the world.

How damned much is enough?

There is a LOT wrong with our "leaders" but far more wrong with our citizens.

Henry's Dad
12-01-2012, 19:05
In 1935, when Soc Sec started, you were expected to be dead 4 years before you started collecting (61.7 year life expectancy).

Today, you are living to an average age of 78.

Imagine if FDR had set the SS collection age at 48 in 1935.

Sounds silly, right?

But that's pretty much the situation we're in now.

There are increasing numbers of +65, and relatively fewer numbers of -65 to fund the system.

Do the math. Keeping grandma alive until she is 103 is killing the rest of us.

And for those of you who will reply, "but I paid in my whole life!!!"...

You will collect, on average, 3x more from programs like Medicare than you EVER paid in. So spare me your indignation. Getting a hip replacememnt at age 86 makes you a welfare queen in my book.

We have created the greatest a ponzi-structured welfare state in history.

syntaxerrorsix
12-01-2012, 19:47
We have the richest "poor" people in the world.

How damned much is enough?

There is a LOT wrong with our "leaders" but far more wrong with our citizens.


Every few years we run across the same logic and agree upon it without you mentioning math. There's likely an equation you can attribute to his but don't... thanks in advance :wavey:

fnfalman
12-01-2012, 19:50
Nothing wrong with the DemocRATs and RepubliCANT politicians. They do what politicians do.

However, there's a lot of wrong with the Americans who keep voting them in years after years, decades after decades.

So, my answer is to look in the mirror. That's what's wrong with the American elected officials.

syntaxerrorsix
12-01-2012, 19:52
Nothing wrong with the DemocRATs and RepubliCANT politicians. They do what politicians do.

However, there's a lot of wrong with the Americans who keep voting them in years after years, decades after decades.

So, my answer is to look in the mirror. That's what's wrong with the American elected officials.


Same old tired response... we get the government we deserve.

janice6
12-01-2012, 19:53
I think they are better at getting elected than at running a "big business".

Bruce M
12-01-2012, 20:08
We have the richest "poor" people in the world.

How damned much is enough?

There is a LOT wrong with our "leaders" but far more wrong with our citizens.


We elect these people. Our problems are just that - our problems. If there is a solution it also has to be us.

Nestor
12-01-2012, 20:28
Politicians are like the mirrors for the societies that elected them. Take it easy, there is no cure.

certifiedfunds
12-01-2012, 22:18
Upwards of ~55% of our spending is dedicated to social expenditures while defense spending is about half that. Foreign aid is far less.

Very nearly 100% of federal tax revenues are spent on social welfare programs.

Mushinto
12-02-2012, 00:05
... Do the math. Keeping grandma alive until she is 103 is killing the rest of us....

Getting a hip replacememnt at age 86 makes you a welfare queen in my book. ...

Could be worse OP. We could elect people like Henry's Dad.