What will fix this country?

United States
March 25, 2009 1:03am CST
I hope someday the people will rise up and defend themselves against the invasive ways of the government. I dream of this. But people are too passive, society too full of mindless distractions, people take what is handed to them without protest. We think we have no control, but we do. One of the most important reforms that needs to happen, if this country ever is to recover, is the abolishment of the Federal Reserve Act that was passed in 1913. This act is unconstitutional, and it is going to bankrupt this country. There is too much money being pumped into the system for everyone to be so broke. $700 billion dollars here, $50 billion here, another $800 billion over here to "create jobs" and rebuild the infrastructure of a broken country. What am I making? Less than $10.00 per hour. I love my job, but the injustice is obvious. If AIG agents get million dollar bonuses AFTER the emergency bail-out, then my tax refund ought to be $1,000,000. There's a real solution to boosting the economy, and it doesn't involve a mass of temporary construction jobs that will only push the country further into debt.
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@xfahctor (14130)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
25 Mar 09
First of all, welcome to mylot, glad to have you aboard. I am on the same train with you. Abolish the federal reserve and restore a fully constitutional government. Nearly every problem with in our government can be directly traced to not sticking by the constitution. I think people are probably less apatheitic than you might think. Many have just not reached their tipping point yet, YET. All it is going to take is that one thing, that one event that is repulsive to even the most loyal governent boot polisher. I would sooner think though the uprising will tale place at state leverl, that is, various states will finaly begin telling the general government "ENOGUH", it is happening in legislation in various states already.
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• United States
26 Mar 09
Thank you for the welcoming!
@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
Cooperation is what will fix a country in the verge of economic slump. What we can do as citizens of this country need to abide to the goverment and do whatever it takes to use our money left wisely, in this crisis where financial institutions are crashing down because of mismanagement and overspending not to include also misinvestments the people need to move ans start some microbusinesses to start off. The goverment can provide you funds to start microeconomics to mobilize the economy. The crisis hasn't started from the goverment itself instead it emerged from the private financial corporations and lending institutions who have executives that earn big cash bonuses and leaving the ordinary employee just pieces of the cake. The goverment is trying hard to fix the problem and it is not solved in a single shot. A long term solution is needed and the goverment needs its people to work hand in hand for a common goal to lift the nation from where it stumbled upon. We the people don't need to panic, relax, focus on what you can do to help the goverment, don't let your mind think of having a civil war or unrest, that won't help us, it even complicates the already grave situation of the nation. As a citizen, let us avoid overspending on unnecessary things, forget those happy times and party lights, let us do crosscutting and tighten our belts. Lets think we are not the only people affected by this crisis but the whole world.
@xfahctor (14130)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
26 Mar 09
Well, I don't know how it is where you are in the Philipines, but we in the U.S. are in fact sick of our government nonsense. We run our government here and we have full authority to pull the plug on it, we don't believe in the "trust the government" ideology here, the situation we are in is BECAUSE we all just sat back and let the government take care of everything, and this is the result. No, I think we let the government handle things long enough.
@eds28b (126)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Agmamayo, That private financial corporations it self are behind some (if not most) politician. I came from that Philippines too and I really really dont trust any politician in our country and I thought here was different but sad to say its not. They are all puppet. There are more higher than them and I always believed this. Again just 2 cents...
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
25 Mar 09
The people need to read and Understand the US Constitution. You can get a free copy at http://www.heritage.org/ It is nice to have because you look up passages and quote them when you contact your Elected Officials. For example TARP was unconstitutional and is being challenged. Why because it is a spending Bil and it was passed first by the US Senate. Only the House can originate spending bills. People should read and Understand the 10th Amendment Which States: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people." This is very powerful because it clearly tells the people that the States and the People are more important and more powerful than the Federal Government. How do we fix the problem. 1. Term Limits 2. Eliminate the Income tax and the IRS and replace it with a Sales Tax, fixed in the Constitution. 2.a Increase in the tax rate only with voter approval (50% +1 of all registered voters in the country) 2.b States Collect the tax and send it to the Federal Government. 3. Eliminate Corporate Income Tax. It is only a hidden tax on people 4. Change the Federal Pension from Defined Benefit to Defined Contribution. 5. Photo ID required for all voting. 6. Congressional Committees are assigned by lottery based on election results. D get 52% of the vote they get 52% of the committee seats. Each committee elects their own chair. 7. Repeal of the 17 Amendment and have State Legislatures appoint the Senators so that the interest of the State are represented. This should do for starters.
@xfahctor (14130)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
25 Mar 09
Something I think would help immensly and can be done at the state level. A constitutional amendment to your state constitution that would provide for an automatic recall vote either by the people or state legislature, in the event a congressional member from that state introduces constitutionaly questionable legislation or votes in such a way. These things can be done with out even going through the state legislature in many cases, all thatis needed in most states to get a constitutional amendment on the stae ballot for referendum vote is a certain number of signatures.
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
26 Mar 09
That is not a bad idea. It might make lawmakers more responsive to our concerns and wishes.
@mhayfie (242)
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
i think your constituents are not passive on acting about that issue but i think they are more to the conformist side...wherein more of you are not really passive or do not care about changing those things but they conform those acts wherein maybe they are thinking that changing the system will cause more flaws and honestly a transcending the system will give more problems than what is now at the present..the last resort with that is to train your leaders the system has nothing to do with it but it is within your leaders.
@KrauseHome (35514)
• United States
28 Mar 09
This is so True that it is unreal that they can continue to hand out so much $$ to bail out all of these companies without stopping to think about the little people being effected by this as well. When a person works Full time and continues to see their Taxes and everything going up, especially if they are buying a place it is unreal. Unless you are making a lot of $$ there just is no real belief in everything going on for sure.
@mscott (1924)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Democrats want big government and want to control everything. Unfortunately like you said many people seem to want this or at least want everything given to them. I guess they are in favor of socialism. The federal government should never be this big and controlling and to fix things they just need to get their hands off. They created the mess forcing banks to give loans to people who could never pay them back. Now they want to bail it all out printing money that will put us perhaps in so much debt we will never get out. Trillions of dollars to help, help, help but really it is only going to hurt us all.
@eds28b (126)
• United States
26 Mar 09
For me, It will be a very tough job whoever is sitting as a president. What I think is if Wall St. will fall our economy will fall. Thats all. And to think that most of politician (maybe all?) was put in the position by our votes. But I always believe that its the people behind them (politician) that spent millions has always have a say on the decision making. No matter it may here in US or other country, same thing is going to happen. They spent that millions and they are all in business so they want something in return. Not just double but everything that they can have. I want to believe that Obama can make a change but after months as a president I started to think he is just another president which is being run by his financers (or advisers???). Just think about the promises which now starting to change? take the soldiers out of Iraq! then what now? Anyways, its still to early to judge but I loss faith with politians a couple of years ago. For me, they will say anything just to get that vote. will, just my 2 cents....