I just thought that everyone should watch this:
It's the system that doesn't work.The only way to fix this other than revolt is to have enough new people come to the Hill that are willing to come to the center and fix the problems.
As I said, there are defenses against needless filibusters in Canada.actually, the filibuster has been around since the days of Rome and practically every country on earth has used it, including Canada.
Fox News is far more even handed than the other networks. The problem the rest of the media outlets have with them isn't that they are to the right, which independent media studies have shown isn't true, but that they aren't left leaning.As I said, there are defenses against needless filibusters in Canada.
I watched a documentary about America's broken political system a few days ago. They made a case that Fox News invented (helped create) the Tea Party. They also made the case that Fox News attempts to incite frustration and then tries to channel those negative feelings into voting Republican.
^ TRUTH ^FWIW, here's one Democrat's take on the American media:
Here's the poll Mr. Caddell was referring to:
As if.Fox News is far more even handed than the other networks.
I don't think it will be that easy, but, in the end, he will win. I also don't believe that it is for the sake of the U.S. as I don't think he'll bring about any real change, but instead will bring more debt, less security(our presence in foreign nations actually makes us less secure), and will weaken our currency even more. Don't get me wrong, Romney would do the same thing, but for anyone to claim that either of them is better than the other is just fundamentally wrong and baseless. Gary Johnson 2012, for real change.As if.
Fox News is an advertisement network for the Republicans.
It's certainly not a news station.
Looking forward to Obama's easy win ... for the sake of the United States and the Xenforo license you'll owe me.
A weak currency? This is not just a weak currency. It is on the verge of hyperinflation that will make it impossible to purchase goods. I disagree that the filibuster is what prevented change. It hindered it, yes, but it should not have completely thwarted it. Obama and Romney are on in the same, end of story. There are a ton of things that a President could do, many of which wouldn't require Congressional approval. The President could submit a balanced budget(Keynesian economics and Marxism/Socialism are dead, get over it.) This will obviously hinge on Congress' willingness to cooperate, but there are a bunch of other things the President could do to eliminate waste. 1) Bring all of our troops back, cut down on our 900+ military bases, and cut the military budget by roughly half(taking us back to early 2000 spending levels and actually making us safer.) 2) Submit legislation to bring us back to the gold standard(I know, this one will require Congress.) 3) End the Fed(Again, Congress.) 4) End the war on drugs. Legalize it or not, the President can refuse to actively seek the prosecution of people using illicit substances, thereby bringing American cities to a better state with less crime. 5) Abolish the IRS and the income tax in general. This would instantly make businesses want to flock to the U.S. once they see that they won't pay taxes on their income. 6) Actively support bills and perhaps propose ones which deregulate the economy. Again, this would bring about prosperity. 7) Propose legislation to make immigration easier and allow for illegal immigrants to get green cards and let them pay consumption taxes. 8) Abolish unnecessary bureaucracy that not only is wasteful but also inefficient and ineffective. Things such as the Department of Education, Energy, Commerce, Interior, Housing and Urban Development, along with organizations such as the NSA and CIA are wasteful and have not helped the American economy or advance their respective industries. These areas are better left to the states and the free market. 9) Repeal Obamacare and allow for private industry to do what it does best, succeed. 10) Begin to phase out programs such as Social Security and other Socialistic programs that are unsustainable by allowing people to opt out of such programs until a time that the programs can stop accepting new members and will then wait until the final member pool is gone and then they will permanently done away with. 11) Stop all foreign aid immediately. Not only is this an immoral practice but it is also ineffective, inefficient, and infringes on the sovereignty of other nations. 12) Get Congress to repeal the Patriot Act. If it is not repealed then ban the FBI(an executive agency) from using it. 13) Issue an executive order undoing the majority(if not all) of the previous executive orders of previous Presidents.2008-2012: shows that change can be filibustered.
I do agree that not much can be done with the US economy / overall outlook.
The political system in the US is broken and must be modernized.
How is it possible to do that ?
A weakened currency could bring jobs to America and could be a good thing. Unless Romney the Job Exporter gets in.
Private sector healthcare is about charging more and providing less. It's not cheaper. It's more expensive. The Health sector can't be fixed by private industry .... healthcare is an EXPENSE. It's always going to be an expense. It's about helping people who aren't as healthy (the unlucky people).9) Repeal Obamacare and allow for private industry to do what it does best, succeed.
http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/issues/health-carewe will have Gary Johnson, or any Libertarian for that matter, in office and not Mitt Obama or Barack Romney.