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Number 10) Only in America… could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 per plate campaign fund raising event.

Number 9) Only in America … could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black, 40% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!

Number 8) Only in America… could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

Number 7) Only in America… can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

Number 6) Only in America… would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just magically become American citizens.

Number 5) Only in America…. could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as "extremists."

Number 4) Only in America… could you need to present a driver's license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.


Number 3) Only in America… could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. Oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

Number 2) Only in America…. could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year for total spending of $7 Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn't have nearly enough money.

And Number 1) Only in America… could the rich people who pay 86% of all income taxes be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who don't pay any income taxes at all.
 
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Number 1A: Only in America would the populace continually re-elect the same legislators that created the problems and issues being spoke of.
 
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Totally ass backwards isn't it? I love this country and am proud to be from here but at some point this downhill slide is going to end with a catastrophic crash at the bottom. I really hope not. We citizens try and do our small part to make changes by way of voting etc. and I for one just end being frustrated. I guess we just have to keep on truckin and doing our thing.....what else can ya do?

Good post Chuck
 

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I think all countries could come up with a list like that. at least here we have the freedom to talk about it. ( Doesn't mean it's not valid though)
 

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The problem with our country is largely at the feet of the largest corporations. They are doing everything in their power not to pay their fair share, and constantly lobbying our government to make bad decisions. The money in politics is the root of the problem and the source of the money is the corporations.
 

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Money in politics is a problem, but you can't blame the corporations without blaming the politicians. And you can't blame the politicians without blaming the voters. There is plenty of blame to go around.

Personally, I think in order to vote you should be a property owner and a taxpayer. Have some skin in the game.
 

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Land Grab

And the government has the right to take any land in the country at any time...

And the rich would buy up all the available land, property taxes go up in areas where not voting the way those in power like it?

Meh...
 
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