What is wrong with our Government today?

United States
March 31, 2008 7:43pm CST
Or maybe I should rephrase that and say what isn't wrong with our government today? Why does everything HAVE to revolve around politics and how did we get here? Is it Bush? Is it all his fault? Is it the Republicans or Democrats? Is it corruption or does it have nothing to do with that? What makes you feel so strongly about what you do?
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
1 Apr 08
The biggest thing wrong with our government are the career politicians. These people have spent their entire lives in politics and have no idea about the real issues or what the people really want, nor do they much care because they have their own agendas. All they seem to want to do is raise taxes and legislate our businesses into a stranglehold of regulations. They regulate the wrong things, and the things they should be watching like financial institutions don't get the right kind of oversight. The economy is in bad shape and it is going to get much worse if certain things happen such as increased taxation, global warming legislation, and universal health care... mandated or otherwise. The only way to fix the economy now is an immediate return to Reaganomics, deregulation of industry, removal of the unnecessary and unconstitutional government entities, and a massive shrinking of government. We also need to be able to use our own natural resources and completely eliminate our dependence on foreign oil, and get rid of the special interests groups, and kick the man made global warming hucksters to the curb before they send us into another Great Depression. We also need to get back to the government limits as enumerated in the Constitution. It is not merely a partisan problem because both parties are at fault. This has been an ongoing problem for a very long time.
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• United States
1 Apr 08
the government isnt perfect, but it never will be. its designed to be able to change when the majority of its citizens change. i think its pretty much just a constant game of catch up though. they cant accustom the laws and regulations quickly enough. bureaucracy, id say, is whats ruining it.
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• United States
2 Apr 08
I am pretty sure I have made myself pretty well understood where I stand lol. Alot of it has to do with everyone having their own agenda's and being in office for far too long...
• United States
2 Apr 08
* everyone in the offices now. is what I meant to write.
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@anniepa (27240)
• United States
5 Apr 08
It's pretty easy to see why many people blame Bush since things were going pretty good before he took office but I'm sure I'll get some arguments, and probably called a few names for saying this. It's been said that we get the government we deserve and when you consider that less than 25% of those that could vote do vote it's hard to argue with that. Also, even among those who do vote too many pay no attention to the debates or issues until we're left to maybe two or three candidates left standing then they complain they have no good choices. Then if you ask them what was wrong with (fill in the blank with any of the two dozen candidates who have dropped out) and they'll say, "Who's that?" Another thing that's gotten us into the shape we're in today is the "politics of fear". Anything and everything the current Administration has wanted to get away with has been justified by the "war on terror". Unfortunately, we've just sat back and let it all happen. Annie
• United States
5 Apr 08
Bush is running it lol. the government has always been messed up it is just that during election times it becomes more apparent because we hear about it more than normal