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post #1 of 166 Old 03-22-2012, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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United States Problems

Many people know that the United States is not doing well financially and economically, and hasn't been for a long time. Seeing as we will be voting for a new president, or re-electing a president, they are promising everything that the people want to hear and most likely, if elected, won't achieve what they say they will.

So in your opinion, what should be the main focus of the new president, or re-elected president, when they get into office in order to re-establish the United States? Or what do you think is the United States' (grammar?) biggest failure?

Input from other country's citizens is extremely appreciated and encouraged. I don't know much about the economic situation in other countries, but I'd like to know what you think about how things are currently.

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post #2 of 166 Old 03-22-2012, 06:55 PM
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I think we need a president that won't keep raising the debt limit and doesn't have the attitude of "We need to spend money to make money".

I think we need a president that's better at being accountable.

I think we need a president that's a little less narcissistic.

I think we need a president that's at least honest about his citizenship. That's JMO.
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We need a President that believes in America and the system that made us what we are. I have seen many Presidents come and go in my lifetime - some liberal, some conservative, some Democrat, and some Republican, but this is the first one I have seen that has turned his back on our country, our culture, and our economic system. He has done a pretty fair job of tearing down what it took us 200 years to build. Hopefully the sheeple will vote with their eyes open this time around...
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I think we need a president that isn't so beholden to special interests or at least isn't beholden to the ones whose interests run contrary to those of our country. I'd like to see a president that can take critisism without throwing a fit. I think our country is far stronger and better off than what is being portrayed. We're in a deep hole debt wise but we have a big shovel to dig our way out if we can just get the right leadership to get it done.

I want a president that will stand up to our enemies and stand by our allies and know the difference. The way Obama swooned over the "arab spring" was disgusting. Anyone with half a brain could see that Egypt changing leaders wasn't going to bode well for our interests in the middle east. Then the fool suggests that Isreal shrink its borders to an indefensible position. We need a president that doesn't bow down to any other leaders and doesn't make personal apologies for burning some already desecrated Korans.

Most importantly I think we need a president that doesn't think that our country needs to fundamentally change. I want a president that will respect the constiution and recognize that the purpose of the document was not to restrict the citizens but to restrict the government. If we don't take power away from the federal government now it may soon be too late and we'll end up like the european socalists.

I want a president that values freedom above security. I don't need the government to look after me from cradle to grave. I need the government to get the hell out of my way and allow me the freedom to succeed or fail depending on myself.

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We need a President that believes in America and the system that made us what we are. I have seen many Presidents come and go in my lifetime - some liberal, some conservative, some Democrat, and some Republican, but this is the first one I have seen that has turned his back on our country, our culture, and our economic system. He has done a pretty fair job of tearing down what it took us 200 years to build. Hopefully the sheeple will vote with their eyes open this time around...
I would have "liked" this but there was no like button. Liberal conspiracy? I think so.

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It's not only electing a president, but how the majority thinks as a whole.

The three people above(including myself) seem to have the same way of thinking....but however we seem to the minority.

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Actually, in this case I can't put all the burden on the President unless it is the burden of doing nothing. Congress is the problem right now with the two parties refusing to compromise on anything. It is either, we do it our way or not at all. If the President would just for once stand up in front of congress and proverbially knock some heads topgether and say look, quit the schoolyard squabbling as the country is in trouble, MAYBE things would get done.

The other issue is the crooked poiliticians we have in congress. Several are known tax cheats,cheatung in ways that would have the rest of us nearly in jail, and all they got was a wink and a pat on the shoulder. We know there have been ethics violations but all Ihave seen was a lowly little open session censure and even then the politician said it was too severe a penalty that he was "embarrassed." He should have been booted out the door.

We can't afford a straight liberal that wants to give everything to everyone and be dipped the consequences or a straight conservative who wants to lock everything up tight and say..."mine..all mine...". We need a moderate who is willing to compromise.
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I think the number one problem is campaign finance reform. The ruling of two years ago that made corporations have the same rights of free speech as a "person", and its' spawinging of the "Super PAC's" , who raise million, nea, billions of dollars to back the candidate that will support their narrow coroporate interests (screw the American people) is the biggest threat to our democracy in decades, if ever!
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I think we need government officials that don't embezzle our money. We'd probably be alright if it wasn't for the people stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from us.

And I don't think that anyone can make changes in just 4 years of office, we should have at least 10 year terms. 4 years just doesn't cut it, especially when we put different people in every 4 years that have different ideas. Nothing ever gets done.

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I really don't think it matters. All democracies are doomed to failure. Its inevitable. The masses figure out how to vote themselves handouts. The have nots will continue to vote for the guy which gives them the most with no thought of the greater good. Just look at whats going on in Greece. The average Americans don't even have a basic understanding of how our government works or what it is supposed to do. The expect a president to just fix all their problems.
So the person that can actually be a good leader and make the tough decisions wont get elected.
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