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WHO IS THE PRIMARY CAUSE OF EVERY TROUBLE THE US HAS TODAY?

Tasine 2012/12/06 15:39:34
Congress is the root cause of all of our nation's problems
Big banks are the root cause of all of our nation's problems
Big business is the root cause of all of our nation's problems
Unions are the root cause of all of our nation's problems
Schools are the root cause of all of our nation's problems
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None of the above
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Let's say it is a given, and a natural thing, for each person and each entity - a business, a club, a union - to do all it can to survive and be successful. It is the natural thing to do. Living things work and fight to survive. It is normal to do this. There is nothing wrong about this, nothing amoral, nothing sinful, hateful, uncaring about this.

That said, it should also be stated that operating illegally or immorally IS WRONG AND SHOULD BE MADE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

What mechanisms do we have to make people and groups accountable for their illegal actions?
1. Ostricism
2. Fines/other punishment
3. Imprisonment
Where does the method of accountability come from?
1. Individual citizens
2. Homes
3. Businesses, clubs, unions
4. Congress
5. Courts
How much responsibility can any entity bear when there are no laws or regulations? EVERY BIT OF THE RESPONSIBILITY, because there was NO other entity dictating what they could or could not do.

BUT when laws and regulations, written and passed by the government, by Congress who is in charge of the money that funds these laws and regs, I maintain the fault of lack of responsibility falls as much, or more so, on Congress than it does on the entity.

Congress, NO ONE ELSE, writes all the laws, some good, MOST bad.

Congress, NO ONE ELSE, controls the purse strings of the nation. It can be said that others spend that money. That's true, but it is congress' responsibility to CONTROL the spending of that money. And if they don't authorize the expenditure, it doesn't LEGALLY get done.

Congress, NO ONE ELSE, has the power to declare war and the money to pay for a war - time to quit blaming Presidents.

Congress, NO ONE ELSE, sets up loop-holes for the avoidance of taxation - so let's stop blaming the legitimate citizen or business who takes advantage of a LEGAL means of saving some of his hard earned money.

Congress, NO ONE ELSE, sets up banking regulations. So when one of their schemes backfires and fails, the blame belongs where? ON CONGRESS, not on the bank.

And the list goes on and on. I've touched ONLY on the eye of the needle. I doubt you can name a single problem we have that Congress is not TOTALLY responsible for. In essence, if not in absolute fact, the US Congress is the sole and single total fault of almost every problem the US faces today.

Let's please target what our problems REALLY are, who is REALLY responsible for them, and what we are REALLY going to do about it. Please offer suggestion.
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  • T A 2012/12/08 05:16:53
    None of the above
    T A
    +2
    People who believe in the authority of the state and continue to support it.
  • Steve 2012/12/07 17:09:54
    None of the above
    Steve
    +3
    The progressive movement.
  • Tasine Steve 2012/12/07 18:26:51
    Tasine
    Yes, but plus
  • TuringsChild 2012/12/07 16:54:29
    None of the above
    TuringsChild
    Survival and success need not depend on harming others. Indeed, long term success DEMANDS we love our neighbor as ourselves. Nature provides enough challenges without people turning against each other. Harming others to advance Self IS SINFUL whether you want to admit it or not.

    While the Bilderbergers BELIEVE they are performing a service to mankind, the destruction of 6-1/2 billion people is a service I for one could do without. And make no mistake, that is their ultimate goal. They believe theirs is the only workable plan to stop 'overpopulation' and attendant problems such as pollution, global warming, and who knows what else.

    Congress is controlled by big businesses via the lobbying process. Money decides who gets what office, and guess who has the money? If you want to start repairing the damage done by the many tools being wielded against us, the first thing you have to do is cut the funding for all of them. Stop paying for our own destruction. The only kind and gentle solution to our problem is to eliminate the lobbyist and his money and perks as a legally acceptable participant in our government. Until that happens, we don't stand a chance.
  • Tasine Turings... 2012/12/07 18:31:36
    Tasine
    +1
    Know what I've always found so funny? These population control freaks always find ways to gdet rid of others who aren't concerned about population. It strikes me that the very first people who would sacrifice their lives for the better good are THOSE WHO ARE DETERMINED some of us are going to crowd them out. They aren't the LEAST BIT concerned about population control. They just want to make sure they are none of the people who get crowded out. The left wants to talk about GREED?! That's because they are the true experts in greed.
  • Jeff Smith 2012/12/07 13:50:32
    None of the above
    Jeff Smith
    +2
    It's people
  • rdmatheny 2012/12/07 13:26:31
    None of the above
    rdmatheny
    +1
    If you have to point fingers on who to blame, look here:
     mirror
    --------->98% are at fault<---------

    Of course, we can also blame these two things:
     tv
    tv news channels
    Which have made people dumber:
    box of rocks
  • DDogbreath 2012/12/07 10:59:07
    None of the above
    DDogbreath
    +2
    ALL OF THE ABOVE

    The bought out pieces of sh*t in congress & senate combined with a failure to correct bad policies that have been in place for years.
  • Tasine DDogbreath 2012/12/07 11:06:34
    Tasine
    +1
    Yep, and the reason is that their pickled snouts are into everything everyone is trying to do, and if Congress touches it, it dies of rot.
  • S and S 2012/12/07 03:20:11
  • michael 2012/12/06 21:43:43
    Undecided
    michael
    +2
    Foreign wars and dabbling in other countries affairs divert attention away from the domestic scene ,and that leaves those in power free rein to lie,steal,and fool their own people in the name of the war effort,wars that im sure that the majority of ordinary americans do not believe in or want.Powerful and wealthy people love a war to increase their coffers and power .They do nothing for nothing and never will.Citizens are frightened into accepting the words of the rich and powerful. And you can bet that their sons and daughters will not be fighting on foreign soil ! Mitt Romney loved to show off his family during the election ,but,i saw none of them in uniform ! I would have thought that at least his sons would have beaten their way to the front of the queue to enlist in the armed forces ,especially with all the American pride his father had instilled in them.
  • kobidobidog 2012/12/06 21:18:54
    None of the above
    kobidobidog
    Not resitting a being people say does not exist. called the devil. He makes us think power is what destroys or puts people in bondage. That puts people in bondage having hate putting people in jails. The jailing system is a sponge to the money that we have. Military is another. Look at all the money invested in objects that people will only use to blow things up.
  • Chris 2012/12/06 20:53:58
    None of the above
    Chris
    dollar

    The monetary system itself is the root cause of most problems. It creates barriers rather than solutions. It creates corruption and an incentive to not help people.

    If you think about most problems we have, usually it can be traced back to money as the reason for that problem. People don't necessarily want money, they want access to things, like a car, a home, food, etc... It's possible to just mass produce goods and offer them without a price tag if we want to do so. This would free humanity from meaningless labor that often doesn't even benefit humanity.

  • Gregaj7 2012/12/06 19:59:33
    None of the above
    Gregaj7
    +4
    The international banking cabal, headed by the Rothschilds (formerly Bauer) and the Rockefellers.
  • hiram Gregaj7 2012/12/06 20:04:44
  • Gregaj7 hiram 2012/12/06 20:10:17
    Gregaj7
    +1
    So, you've stopped using FRN's and have gone completely private contract in all things?
  • hiram Gregaj7 2012/12/06 20:21:01
  • hiram Gregaj7 2012/12/06 20:21:10
  • scottcleaves 2012/12/06 19:55:33
    Schools are the root cause of all of our nation's problems
    scottcleaves
    +1
    It's not the schools, per se. It's the fact that education in this country is going down the toilet because it is undervalued and underfunded. 60% of our federal tax dollars go toward supporting the military, while about 10% goes toward education. We are getting dumber by the hour, America. (We now rank 17th in the world in education. 17th.)
  • hiram scottcl... 2012/12/06 20:12:04
  • Tasine hiram 2012/12/06 23:11:38
    Tasine
    +2
    I take exception to "every other person in America". I, and some others I know personally have been fighting the growth of government and the dumbing down of American children since the '60's........to absolutely no avail, of course, but personally I will take no blame for the mess the government has gotten us into.
  • hiram Tasine 2012/12/07 01:40:55
  • Tasine scottcl... 2012/12/06 23:09:20
    Tasine
    +3
    You may be right in the percentages, but the 10% you say goes toward education is 10% total waste. If you don't believe me, look at the quality of students - they're being taught a lot of BS while their own heritage history is tossed into tyhe waste basket. Our schools are mass producing under-educated who then cannot understand why they can't get good jobs.
  • Turings... scottcl... 2012/12/07 17:03:06
    TuringsChild
    +4
    Underfunded?! What a joke! The more money we give schools the more irresponsible the curriculum gets. When I was a kid we didn't watch movies at school unless it had some bearing on real life, and we were tested on it afterwards. My kids came home telling me about watching Black Beauty at school. My grandkids tell me about Finding Nemo. When I was a kid, each student had his own desk and equipment. My grandkids sit at a table with several other students. Schools aren't trying to teach facts or how to think, they're trying to teach socializing and 'working together' in a nation founded on the Rugged INDIVIDUAL.
  • Tasine Turings... 2012/12/07 18:33:43
    Tasine
    +3
    Yep. And the couple of classrooms I have visited recently, the teacher demonstrated exactly NO control over what went on in her classroom. I was appalled. Actually I was appalled by more things than just that. It was more like a zoo than a classroom.
  • yogiOK 2012/12/06 19:41:36
    None of the above
    yogiOK
    +1
    How about the Prince of Darkness?
  • Turings... yogiOK 2012/12/07 17:04:22
    TuringsChild
    +1
    True. He pulls Nathan's strings. lol
  • mich52 2012/12/06 19:38:20
  • Turings... mich52 2012/12/07 17:05:08
    TuringsChild
    +2
    Did you leave anyone out? lol
  • mich52 Turings... 2012/12/07 17:47:58
  • porridge 2012/12/06 19:10:04
    None of the above
    porridge
    +2
    I love our country but we are so full of ourselves. We think we have all the answers when we can't agree on much at all. We think we have higher morals and values yet we will plow each other over to get a waffle maker for 20 bucks. Our self absorption is our worst enemy.
  • Unusual... porridge 2012/12/06 21:44:39
    UnusualSuspect
    Well said.
  • Tasine porridge 2012/12/06 23:12:45
    Tasine
    +1
    Some DO have the answers but cannot convince those who do NOT have the answers.
  • eyes wide open 2012/12/06 18:38:11
    None of the above
    eyes wide open
    +4
    the electorit that put these people in charge year after year.
  • Turings... eyes wi... 2012/12/07 17:06:15
    TuringsChild
    +2
    Or maybe the Media who brainwashes the Electorate on a daily basis...
  • Tasine Turings... 2012/12/07 18:35:53
    Tasine
    +2
    But..........the media takes its marching orders from the DNC.
  • Turings... Tasine 2012/12/07 18:54:11
    TuringsChild
    +3
    Perhaps. I suspect they BOTH take their orders from the Plutocracy. Call that the Rothschilds or the Bilderbergers, either way there is an unseen power behind the throne.
  • Tasine Turings... 2012/12/08 01:56:46
    Tasine
    +1
    More and more it seems obvious.
  • eyes wi... Turings... 2012/12/08 01:52:09
    eyes wide open
    +2
    the majority of the electorate ,are retarded .
  • Flash,aka,Mr.Lightning 2012/12/06 18:36:47
    None of the above
    Flash,aka,Mr.Lightning
    +2
    A corrupt society leads to all the other responsible parties as well.

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