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Prediction of how the US will be in the next 5-10 years?
06-20-2014, 01:27 AM
Post: #1
Prediction of how the US will be in the next 5-10 years?
i definitely see this country becoming more and more left and i think it'll eventually become a straight out socialist. plus the whole rep and dem parties aren't even different. i feel like they just act that way to each other just so they can share the power on and off. i believe its an extremely fraudulent two party scandal and there's not much we can do about it because the majority of Americans are brainwashed by their fox news and cnn propaganda. i also don't really see a 'revolution' coming if that was to happen just because of the simple facts that

1). majority are extremely misinformed/uninformed
2). most people wont just leave their job and go across the country to protest in DC ( or anywhere for that matter) and/or risk being labelled a criminal.
3). the youth coming up is HORRIBLE. i can speak on this because i am 17 and go to a public school and i can tell you first hand that no one gives a crap about anything other than twitter and copying the homework that's due next period. lazy asses
4). people naturally conform to what other people are doing or saying. i'm saying this in the sense of opinons' on who's in government, who should be the next president, whether that law is right or wrong, etc.

i know i have a rather pessimistic view but with the way this country is going, i don't see it going anywhere but down, down, down. it scares me that the government will just impose obamacare on us and they pass it off as a tax and no one does anything! doesn't anyone remember the phrase no taxation without representation?! that was the beginning of the revolutionary war and we're just passively accepting this as life. i hear people grumble and complain about it but no ones really DOING anything. some people are but that's literally 1/50 in the sense of people actively doing something. most people are too caught up in their work/family/social life to go out of their way to do something. and people also passively accepted the NSA revelations. like what. yeah people weren't happy, but again, no one really DID anything.

also, correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't the duty of GOVERNment to simply just govern? they're sticking their noses in far too many places than what's appropriate. how is the affordable care act and the patriot act considered within legal jurisdiction of what the government can do? stamp act, molasses act, sugar act, tea act...

i know i my opinions might seem a bit weird but i think the proof is in the pudding. i just wanted to state my position on this and why i believe it. i also know that i may be wrong in some instances considering i'm only a young adolescent trying to talk about such adult things, but i think my views hold some merit. i'm just a very concerned kid about to go off into the world and not know where the hell this country is going to go.

but yeah, sorry about the long read lol. i'm very interested in knowing all of your opinions so please don't hold back!


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06-20-2014, 01:43 AM
Post: #2
You raise some good points and I can see where you are coming from. Hopefully you are wrong in your assumption and America wakes up and realizes that the government is slowly, but surely, becoming bigger and bigger and bigger. The role of the Federal government as outlined by the Constitution is very minimal and includes things like foreign policy and national defense. 90% or more of what the federal government is currently involved with should be left up to the states.

But you're right, there are so many people who are uninformed and vote for politicians based on how they feel about them. You can thank our education system for the "dumbing down of America" and if you don't think that wasn't intentional so people can stay in power than think again.

I would just like to make a note than "no taxation without representation" does not apply to Obamacare.


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06-20-2014, 01:52 AM
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The answers to your well concerned questions and speculations are intricately hidden by History. Thus, like a forensic detective, you must move the 'cold dead hand of History' away from the mountain of evidence that it is covering.

Here's to hoping that you enjoy your investigation!
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06-20-2014, 01:56 AM
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I see the US going one of two ways. The first option is that the US government gets its collective heads out of their a*ses and actually solve the problems of the country and bring back the country the founding fathers intended it to be. The second option is the problems of economic stagnation, huge unemployment, and corruption get worse to the point where the government can no longer function and the country collapses.
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06-20-2014, 02:11 AM
Post: #5
Some things you have right and others wrong.
Social left vs economically socialist are not the same thing, and the US is becoming more and more tolerant of individuality.
Tattoos, piercings, skin color, hair color and style for appearance
Sexual preferences
Male vs Female
Single vs Married
Fat vs Thin
etc. are becoming less and less of a difference.
Anything socially is still just a "give-back", because the trend has been, and continues to be, that the rich get richer at least at a higher rate than other classes. 70% of taxes come from the top 10% of earners, as it should be because they continue to grow and can afford it.

Agreed that both major parties are corrupt and the system is corrupted by it.
George Washington warned on the impact of the Political Parties usurping power from the people, and the only party putting integrity first is the tiny Reform Party.
Getting elected is costly. A Politician needs Party help, and both Party and individual candidate need deep pocket backers, though Democrats get more of their funding from small contributors in general. It is all about special interest groups and deep pocket backers.

Let's generalize TV. The majority of Americans are passivated by television instead of taking public interest. Sports in general is a diversion as is the weekly shows. The news is just another show with a spin on reality, just as Reality shows are highly staged. The news is an instigator in some events such as using young boy photos of Treyvon Martin and the mug shot photo of George Zimmerman to say without words, look how this gun toting bully gunned down this poor innocent young boy. The slant of the news in incredible whether political or social, all to get viewers as another TV show.

I take much of the social payments to the poor as a bribe to reduce crime.
1) - agree, and add unable to comprehend situations either caused by a bias.
2) - Protesting is a waste of time. What people won't do is take political interest and form voting blocks and nor think independently nor contact their representatives.
3) - Yes. Schools mostly cater to the bottom more than achievers. Parents are not very involved in their children's education. Basic skills are not getting through because kids became lazier and want rewards without effort. Life has become faster and possessions and things are valued more than people. Interpersonal communication is lost as texting is becoming the sole contact between people.
4) - this has always been true. It is the nature of religion also, that people would rather be in the crowd than a leader. Conformity in a social clique has grown bigger and bigger.

"Obamacare" is overemphasized and see your own #1. You also do not understand and are misinformed.
You are swayed by opinion instead of researching the facts.
Public health is the norm in this world. It is cost of medicine that is at issue.
Emergency rooms are overwhelmed, and the public pays one way or the other as the bills are written off as uncollectable and passed back into the system. The number of people covered by the Affordable Health Care Act is a maybe several percent. The title is bad, but they needed to call it something. The taxes involved are minimal, but the issue is government spending without income, and the use of insurance companies because they did not want to create a new infrastructure in government. Federal taxes in the US are extremely low. If you have tax issues, it is your state taxes. They had better ways to fix the health care system. California limited jury awards for example, and they could have nationalized the drug system in some ways. They could have expanded the public hospital system, and put limits on rates.
Won't get too deep into the whole thing that the Bush Administration pushed in to increase government surveillance of the public.

At 17, you pay less taxes than over 98% of the world's 17 year olds. There is no Federal tax on goods and services. Unless your parents are earning over $200K a year, their Federal taxes are lower than they have ever been. At over $200K, they are up slightly in the last couple of years.

You can rightly complain about these issues:
Federal Deficit and Debt - Although mostly owed internal to the US, it is still a legacy passed onto you.
Environmental issues - Though more cleaned up than in past years, you still are inheriting a polluted world with issues. It is worse in many other countries.
Lack of education - Mostly because you may not know how to self-educate. The seeking of knowledge among your peers and the bias now in your peer group it an aim to disaster.
Weak work prospects - You can complain about how production is mostly outside the US, at the import/export travesty that sucks US Assets from the country. Lack of production is a huge sector gone.
Corruption in government - Yes, you can complain about the power of the two party system, and the lack of integrity in politicians (How Etch-a-sketch Romney flipped his views from Governor to Pres Candidate), and the lies of politicians, but avoid the focus on small or single issues and look at the bigger picture of it, and see it generally at its root.
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