Is Government the Answer to Our Problems?

United States
February 12, 2009 7:38pm CST
This is a very vague question. It is not government persay, it is the leadership in the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. It is time to do what we can to oust Pelosi, Reid and especially Barney Frank. How in the name of the Lord can we continue on the path of destruction? It is not George Bush's fault alone. The Democrats can only place blame, not fix the problems. It is time, like President Obama says to look forward. He is trying to do so, yet all of the far left-wingers (which I was probably one years ago, thank the Lord for letting me see the light), are doing what they can to thwart that by saying, "Let's do what we can to throw President Bush and his people in jail for doing all he could to protect us." What a reason to spend more of our hard earned dollars. If Congress and the U.S. Senate attempt to place a tag of war criminals on President Bush, we need to act and act quickly to stop and oust those sacred halls where our forefathers did all they could to make this a great country. Anyway, are we headed for complete and total annihilation from the hands of a few who really do not get it, or are we headed for prosperity? Where are the jobs in the new stimulus bill? Please, spend all of the time explaining to this college graduate who was a political science major with emphasis in foreign affairs how people who do not pay their taxes (sorry, it was a simple mistake) and look like angry children are going to solve our problems. Folks, we need to do it ourselves. Join the discussion if my ranting and raving makes any sense.
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@matersfish (6311)
• United States
13 Feb 09
I'd like to try to sum this up without bashing any of America's politicians unncessarily. Like you've said: Bush only did what he had to do, Obama's looking to move forward, and power-hungry people nibbled the drumstick and are now raiding turkey farms with jars of Heinz gravy and bibs. "Is the government the answer to our problems?" Nowhere in the world will you find a thriving country with a large government. Too many cheifs and a lack of indians ruins a tribe. Americans never seem to take a stand against power-hungry individuals. We seem preoccupied in assigning blame and rallying for self-interested causes. I can go on for weeks and days about what exactly causes this and why people would rather shape their country to fit them instead of shaping themselves to fit within their country, but it's pointless to do so. America has a problem, and unfortunately, a larger government does nothing but force the public to rely on government. This government isn't the answer to any of our problems. I think some politicians need to recognize their role and stop trying to change America. The idea is to help.
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
13 Feb 09
The government and others are the CAUSE of this problem to begin with!! I hate to say it, but I think we'll see violence in the streets of America before this is all over with. I heard on TV today, that there's yet ANOTHER stimulus bill being drawn up. And until something happens to "get the attention" of our governmental leaders, they're going to continue to spend, spend, spend. God help us!
• United States
13 Feb 09
You have certainly summed it quite well. Thanks for the excellent response. I will be picking the best response here shortly. Let me give some more people an opportunity to respond. It is time for the people to take the country back. I do not want to incite riots or anything, but I am wondering what it will take to do so. Did I hear someone say REVOLUTION?! CIVIL WAR?! Uh, oh.
@mscott (1924)
• United States
13 Feb 09
The government is not the answer. Especially when they pass billion dollar bills that really don't stimulate anything especially quickly. The average peson like me might get what, a 400 tax break sometime this year? How is that going to get me out there spending? They give billions to companies who have proven they can't do good business, they are planning on expanding the government, ect. There are many good programs they could work on but putting them in this bill and calling it a stimulus is an outrage.
• United States
13 Feb 09
You are right again. The government is not the answer. The stimulus bill is going to do nothing but put the money in the wrong hands and whammo, in six months to a year, the same congressional hearings are going to be started again with bailouts and the like. Give the American worker and those that want to work the ability to continue to do so and to want to do so. The almost trillion dollar stimulus is only going to make us a social democracy. Thanks for the response.
• United States
13 Feb 09
This bill is a nightmare. It may cause a short bump up for a little while in the economy but long term it is going to really hurt us. It is going to cause inflation and the continue downturn of the dollar. As for gov. being the answer...that depends. I think the federal gov. needs to be smaller. Let each state take care of their individual issues. A one size fits all fed bill does not fit all the states. Therefore most of what needs to get done need to be left up to the states to decide how they want to take care of it. Plus we would be paying so much less in taxes to the federal gov. if we cut it back like that. Sure your state taxes would be higher but your money would be staying in your state to help your communities. Not be abused by senators to use for pork. Anyway, my answer is more power to the states, less to the federal gov.
• United States
13 Feb 09
Excellent response. Thanks. You are absolutely right. The only problem I think with leaving things up to the states is that they spend unwisely and most state legislators, mayors and oops, Governors end up in some kind of scandal that hurts their individual states. I want to first be the one to apologize for my state being the one sending out samonella tainted peanut product. How appalling. The owner of the company needs to be whipped and tar and feathered and then asked why he truly did what he did.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
13 Feb 09
Is the Government the Answer to our problems - No They are the Problem!!!