It's all their fault!!!! (US Gov.)
March 5, 2009 7:10am CST
It says some where that the government is for and by the people. That we the people are responsible for it. We vote at the city, state, and federal levels. We are responsible for what happens or doesn't, the good and the bad, the right and the wrong. People are saying that they are upset that so many "blindly follow" Obama, that we are delusional about his faults. Do you really believe we are that off? And do you really think that it takes one man to screw the whole thing up or to fix it all after? Bush (as much as I don't like him) didn't create this mess all on his own. Obama won't be able to fix it all on his own either. Does all the back biting and party line fighting real mean we are doing what's best for our country? Does it help? Is it going to fix anything? We, the supporters of the USA, don't blindly follow anyone. We want whats best for the whole of the US not just one part of it. You can't please everyone any of the time and it's stupid to think the politicians should try to. What things can we, the people and those who are in office, do to realize that together we can fix what's broken? What do we need to do to pull things together? What things need to be done... to your thinking... to fix the problems we are facing? **** please play nice folks. this sandbox has enough room for all of us if no one throws the sand. Differing views are great and mean people are thinking but we don't need to be rude. ****
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
5 Mar 09
"blindly follow" Obama, that we are delusional about his faults. Do you really believe we are that off? " I believe that there are many who are willfully ignorant to the way things are supposed to be. Now, we can blame the media, the education system, hollywood and the music industry and our over all american-idol/ipod/pop culture obsessed society as a whole. But the fact remains, people are completely and utterly ignorant to the propper role of the federal governemnt and they (the federal government) relish this, it enables their agenda, an agenda that revolves around a greater centralization and dramatic increase in power. Honestly, I'm tired of the argument we should just give them more time. More time to what? Collect and centralize more power? Trample more on the rights and authority of the states? Create even more rediculous laws? Spend more of our money? Sign on to U.N. treaties that baltently violoate united states laws, many state's laws and the constitution? I have asked this question many times but have never recieved an answer, at what point do we say enough? At what point do people realize it has already gone too far? Seriously, what is the trigger point?
• United States
5 Mar 09
"Willfully Ignorant" means they know but choose to go with it anyway. I don't think the number of those folks is as high as others think it is. Time isn't so much what I think they need to start clearing up the mess but more a plan in place that will work with out all the political garbage. The sides are so intent on backstabbing and complaining about what the other side is doing that NOTHING good is being done. I guess my whole concern is that no matter where you or I stand, we will all suffer because of the blame game and lack of constructive work. I don't know why so many folks think that it won't touch them, so they do nothing to help, then cry when it not only touches them but slaps them hard. Thank you for a well thought out responce.
• United States
6 Mar 09
I believe that since the US is not a dictatorship of course it isn't all obama's fault or any president that came before him. i think that it is all about having a balance of democrats and republicans . whenever it is tipped to more of one than the other there is a problem. the problems really go a lot deeper than that though. there is so much corruption in government and has been for such a long time. as citizens we are all guilty of how we vote. instead of voting in the guy who keeps doing wrong we should be voting in new people who might actually not be corrupt. (wishful thinking). I remember when McGreevey was mayor of my town. He was a very good mayor. Everyone knew he was gay, no one cared he did a good job. He became governor and started being real dirty. Kind of like the kid in the candy store who couldn't resist. part of it was probably because he had to repay favors to the people who got him the job. regardless when he screwed up and quit and blamed it on being gay it was ridiculous. what we as people need to do besides PRAY is be a little smarter the next election. just like when you want to lose a significant amount of weight it took years of abuse to gain it, you can't expect a quick fix. there is no quick fix for the mess we are in now either. obama's massive spending is going to make things worse not better. i and a lot of people i know are not spending unless we have to. the government can give us an increase in our paychecks or whatever, with the price of just living, food, gas, etc, no one is going to be stimulating the economy. we are holding onto our money for fear of the future.
• United States
6 Mar 09
Balance is very important and very much lacking at the moment. I had to laugh at your wishful thinking but heck, we can dream and no one can take that from us. You're right. We are holding on because what happens when there isn't the money for the unemployed and we become unemployed? Health care for the babies is my biggest concern. But then It's over a thousand dollars a month for just one of the therapies, so I'm sure you understand.
5 Mar 09
Hi TLChimes, I couldn't agree more with what you say here and it's not just the US, it's all over. Constructive criticism is always good but playing politics and placing blame is worse than useless. Great statesmen work together in times of crisis and people need to rally behind them. We won't always agree of course but when we are open to compromise we usually reach the best decision. Blessings.