The State of the Union?

United States
August 5, 2007 12:41pm CST
Basically, the Democrats are gutless cowards who feel the constant need to manipulate and coordinate to make someone else look bad to try to make themselves look good. In school, we always called this type of person a bully. They use underhanded methods to get their own way. They don't know how to be above board. They are sneaky. The sad thing about it is that the American public ends up paying for their underhanded agendas. They are the ones who've pushed for all of the government assistance programs because they want to keep the average American in captivity to the government because if they are limited to what the government provides, they have no power to fight the money and power of the elite classes. As long as the average American person is barely getting by and strapped with debt, they have no power to fight those in authority over them. That is not what our founding fathers intended when they created this government. The sad thing is that many Americans fall for their line. They think that government run programs are a great idea when all they do is move our country more to a socialistic government and keep the average American from stepping out and becoming successful. The only way for Americans to take back our country from the elitist politicians is to get off their lazy butts and go after the original American dream, which is to be self-sufficient and not government dependent. Unfortunately, a lot of American citizens are too afraid to stand on their own. They are scared to take a chance to break out of bondage to dependency and take care of themselves and vote against all of these programs like terminal welfare. Welfare was designed to be a short term assistance to people who had fallen on hard times. Instead, it has become a way of life for many in this country and now the illegals are on it and it's draining our country of billions of dollars a year to the point that our nation is so far in debt that until someone says "no" to this kind of thing, our country will continue to lose the power that those who worked, fought and died before us struggled to give us. It's terribly sad that the American citizens of today are so selfish and greedy and lazy that they have basically thrown all of the hard work, struggle and sacrifice of those who came before back in their faces. Unfortunately, in many ways, so many of those who came before struggled in vain and would be heartbroken to see what this country and its citizens have become.
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@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
5 Aug 07
I'm shocked that you consider all Democrats to be gutless cowards who feel the constant need to manipulate and coordinate to make someone else look bad to try to make themselves look good. I am a life-long Democrat, have worked hard all my life, have never drawn one day of welfare (held down 2 jobs while divorced and raising 2 kids), nor have I ever drawn one unemployment check in my life. The fact that illegals are getting government assistance makes me sick. There are Americans that need assistance at times and can't get it. I do not think that American citizens today are selfish, greedy and lazy. The ones I know have worked hard to get where they are today (in spite of many obstacles). As far as I'm concerned, I think that many of those who came before us did not struggle in vain, but they would definitely be heartbroken to see what this country (and especially our government) has become.
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• United States
6 Aug 07
I'm sorry, I should have qualified my statements a bit. I was talking about those in Congress. Secondly, I know that not all people in this country are selfish but a large majority of them are because they are more interested in their own self contentment than in the long term affects on this country. I agree with most of what you said. I had copied my response to another posting and pasted it here and forgot to edit it so that people understood what I just explained to you. I didn't realize my error until I had already posted and since there is no way to edit the posts once they are published, I was stuck with it. Forgive me for not seeing it prior to posting. I was in sort of a hurry when I pasted it here. Have a good evening...
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
6 Aug 07
Although I am for the assistance programs for those people who desperately need it for that short interim until they can get back to work, I have to agree with you on the rest of it. And it's so sad that people have gotten this lazy in our country. What happened to American pride? I would like to see it all change as well. But, at the risk of being pessimistic, I am thinking that I won't be seeing that type of change in my lifetime.
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