now i have really had it!
June 24, 2011 1:14am CST
I am so sick and tired of BOTH American political parties talking "smack" about eachother and nither one is on the right track to solving the country's fiancial and social or economic problems. I am further disappointed in some of the first Afro-American president's policies although he already had two strikes againist him just because of his race. I am a combat vet of the useless Southeast Asia war that cost millions of dollars and young American lives and I ask you WHAT FOR? Enter another of what was in my opinion a usless war based on a series of outright lies. Now we are bogged down in the middle east which was based on more political lies until it promoted the worst civilian attack on American shores since Pearl Harbor and kicked off fhe most expensive military conflict both in dollars and more importantly innocent American lives. FOR WHAT? Billions of U.S. dollars and human life have been lost chasing a ghost who from what I understand was for at least five years right under our noses with the protection of our "so called allies". Between the unscrupilous politicans who line their pockets with taxpayer dollars since we pay their wages and the financial games they play on "THE HILL" promoting the defense industry with more weapons and supplying our enemies with some of those same toys it is no wonder America has gone to H___ in a hand basket. Now the extremes of both parties have come out of the woodwork againist the president. THEY REALLY NEED TO TAKE A GOOD LONG AT THEMSELVES! Instead of really trying to negotiate all they do is fight among themselves and it seems the party that has the most banking and WALLSTREET" support gets the golden ring. I was told several years ago when I couldn't go along with the American life style LEAVE! Belive me that was the best advise I ever received. That and as it turns out a car accident made that possible. I still follow U.S. news and when I'm with others who are from other western countries watch all eyes fall on me with a ton of questions I can find no logical answer other than GREED and the willingness of U.S. to want to dominate the rest of the world. If I were running the country the first tthing I would do is Pull ALL TROOPS, WEAPONS, AND SUPPLIES out of those places RIGHT NOW! Secondly, I would completely dismantel the federal and state tax systems. I have done the math and no matter how you look at it EVRYONE who has a job would pay a "FLAT TAX" of 10% with NO loop holes. Which brings me to the disappointment I feel with President Obama. Instead of being able to get a consenus in the congress it is just the opposite. Finally, I WOULD NOT DEPLOY ANY TROOPS, EQUIPMENT OR MILITARY TO ANY SO-CALLED ALLIES unless it was a direct and immediate threat to the homeland. In other words The U.S. would take care of the U.S.directly and use it's awesome military power only if directly attacked on home soil by some hostile foreign element. It is totally unfair to the American people to spend our hard earned money to help countries that hate us but smile to our faces to get more American dollars and MOST IMPORTANTLYT THE MILITARY TECHNOLOGY which they use against us.
• United States
29 Jun 11
Thanks for ranting that out for us. I pretty much agree. We definitely need to move to a flat tax and do away with all of this other malarky. We then need to go back and repeal about 100 or so years worth of stupid feel good laws, and get rid of marriage. If you want to be bound by holy macaroni do it in the church. If you want to share you're legal rights with someone else call it something else. We for sure need to cut back on this military crap. If it's working to pay of debt or something useful maybe, but being there just because is nonsense. Yeah, we need to keep some things on the federal level like highways and standards for education. But the rest of it can go. We don't need federal funding to states for increasing the drinking age to 21 and that mess. Maybe we could actually do something useful like having a standard ID so all drivers license look the same. But more likely we'll probably just sit around and bicker over gay marriage and point fingers at each other for everything instead of coming up with anything close to a viable solution. Maybe things would be better if we worried more about fixing our roads and economy and quit dumping toxic waste on each other instead of worrying about 2 dudes holding hands. Last I checked that was irrelevant to me going to work or putting food on the table.
1 Jul 11
WOW! and I thougt i was p___d off about what's going on in the U.S.. However, every one of your points I competely agree with. The so called "leaders" of the country to me are pretty much the same as the "Mob" during the forties and early fifties. The difference being is they went international and into more than just "booze'. Thanks for the response and let's try to "keep the faith" the nation will get it's act togather; in fact all nations need to "WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES"!
• United States
26 Jun 11
Over two hundred years ago, George Washington said that political parties were going to be a disaster and was going to tear the American nation apart over many instances. And he was rather right in many instances when you really think about it. There have been so many problems with political parties and over half of the problems in the world or indeed most of them in this country, can be tied within political parties. It is something that is rather scary. Not to mention everyone has their own agenda, well I don't want to say everyone, but a good majority of the people. Not to mention the level of failure that they have had in solving many problems. If anyone had that level of failure in any company in the business world, they would be out the door so fast and disgraced that their heads will spin. Too many people are blinded by the political parties, and not the merits or lack there of of actual people running it. There are a few people who are trying to make a difference and good luck to them, because they are fighting a losing battle for sure. They are more often to get sliced and diced at the knees. Those who are the voice of reason tend to be a voice that is silenced and often discredited. Its become all about their salaries and how much money they made. If people were this inept and this corrupt in many other places, they would be gone. Yet it is not really a surprise anymore. Which might be the saddest part. They lie, they cheat, and they are taking us further down a gutter. I feel sorry for those who are trying to be honest, because they are getting dragged down just as hard. And its all about petty disputes, while people suffer. So sad.
27 Jun 11
Hi "megamatt". Good to hear from you and thanks for your response. On this one we COMPLETELY agree! It also seems that what nationality or country a person is from makes no difference. The BIG question is what are we, the people of the world regardless of our race, color or religion going to do about it or if we even can do anything at all. If you were running things in the world and particularly in the U.S. what would you suggest? I for one even at my advanced age have NO IDEA!
• Garden Grove, California
24 Jun 11
hi bigal3 Why are you even using mylot then as its a US American website if you hate the U S so much.these things you wrote about are not new, we have had a lot of these problems for many years. yet i can imagine you like all others voted for the wealthy candidates whoever they were and never ever thought maybe we should be putting into office men who are not really very w ealthy but instead know what it is like to be a middle class American trying to live in this economy without enough wages and without adequate health care for us all. we have always needed men who knew what the common Americans need and want of their government. So instead we put in office wealthy men who cater to only the wealthy American and have no idea what the ordinary working American needs and wants, and further more they do not really care. All the fuss about American tax dollars when only a few actually own their own homes and pay taxes. I was furious one day while doing my job in the library when this patron jumped all over me for shelving books where she wanted to look for something when I told her I would be out of her way in five minutes,she yelled" I pay your wages from my taxes so I expect you to move now" I looked at her as I put the last book on the shelf " its all yours maam and I heard you say you live in Andrew apts so you are not a home owner so you do not pay property taxes. good day maam."
25 Jun 11
Hi again "Hatley". Sorry if you mis-understood my comment. To correct the record I DO NOT VOTE for the greedy,wealthy, candidates that appear on the ballots of almost every state in the union. When I do vote it is not for the person but for a policy that I believe will help the country based on the information made available by the press etc. and we know how "trustworty" they are. To me the vote is the only weapon the everyday American has against this tyranny of greed and power we have been witnessing for decades now. At one time in my college days I considered "POLITICS" as my life's work until I saw how it really works inside and out; and they talk about the "MAFIA". I have been told numerous times by some of my close"friends" that if I don't like the way things are in America "LEAVE"! Unfortunately it took years and a serious auto accident which gave me the financial resources to do just that. Believe me my life has been much better and there are places here on planet Earth that really care and respect the elderly unlike the U.S. If I lived in the U.S. even with my retirement I would still have to probably apply for other financial assistance if I was lucky. Hately, I'm not a person who votes just to be voting. To me the vote is the most powerful tool an individual American has so I do not waste mine. I don't care what party or how popular the candidate is if they can not produce the results that they and their party claim for the nation as a whole; and that includes the present office holder. I am an African-American who risked my life in a foreign country just like my father who fought in WW2 and when he returned to the U.S. could not even sit at a lunch counter etc. during those days or get a drink of water from a public fountain. Now I live in a time when even that barrier is broken but nothing else seems to have changed. People still killing eachother for "GREED" and other just as stupid reasons. In my humble opinion America needs to pull all combat troops and their advanced weapons out of the middle east and let them do eachother in. The U.S. has the skill and technology to develope other forms of power so "OIL" is no longer an excuse don't you think? The best part of it all is it would bring "JOBS" back to Americans thus increasing the tax base again.
• United States
24 Jun 11
It is sad the things that are happening nowadays, but it's not like it just started happening. It actually started quite a few decades ago. I could tell you all about it but I think the Youtube videos Endgame, Obama Deception, and Fall of the Republic would say it all. These videos are full length videos not short 10 minute ones produced by Alex Jones. Also you might want to check out his websites infowars.com and prisonplanet.tv you will get information there you will not hear on mainstream news.
• United States
9 Aug 11
I thought you might like to know about the Southeast Asia war (Vietnam War) and what got us in that war. It was the Gulf of Tonkin incident that got us in Vietnam. Here is a video on Youtube with Mcnamara watch it and see what he had to say about the incident. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HODxnUrFX6k