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[lolololitics]America not greatest country ever?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by pine, Nov 2, 2010.

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  1. kiff

    kiff That guy from Texas. Give me some Cash

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    and jeez california wtf? elected jerry brown and didn't even legalize weed...
     
  2. dotnetbeast

    dotnetbeast Mood Muzik

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    Hey.


    Do you want to know what the greatest thing about politics is?
















































    Me neither.
     
  3. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    How sad for you.
     
  4. Jacks:Revenge

    Jacks:Revenge ╠╣E╚╚O

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    nice to see that political discourse on this forum is still right on-par with the most pathetic of campaign TV ads.
     
  5. Lizard Of Oz

    Lizard Of Oz Demented Avenger

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    [​IMG]
     
  6. |*BILLY$CLINT*|

    |*BILLY$CLINT*| I make things happen!

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    Already one step ahead of you...But all I know how to do is order a beer in German...
     
  7. Hadmar

    Hadmar Queen Bitch of the Universe

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    Moving to Germany is like buying a ticket for a mental torture machine: Not recommended.
     
  8. SleepyHe4d

    SleepyHe4d fap fap fap

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    I don't care about politics

    BUT WHY DIDN'T YOU MAKE A DAMN POLL

    PM A MOD NOW!
     
  9. Balton

    Balton The Beast of Worship

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    I'd say Germany is trying too hard to be like the US so why move? Well, Berlin's a pearl so... that's the only reason to visit Germany imo.
     
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  10. kiff

    kiff That guy from Texas. Give me some Cash

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    well, at least you guys have a good economy in a sea of fail
     
  11. Balton

    Balton The Beast of Worship

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    for now but we'll be needing well educated personnel soon IF our government doesnt get its head out of the ass and does something to support the educative needs.
     
  12. M.A.D.X.W

    M.A.D.X.W Active Member

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    This thread is an example of why America is not great anymore.

    I agree with pine.
     
  13. BillyBadAss

    BillyBadAss Strong Cock of The North

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    Yep! Me too. Life is pretty good outside the U.S. I can't wait to vote in the next election for the first time from outside the U.S. The country sucks, but I will always be an American, not a Merkin.
     
  14. Al

    Al Reaper

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    According to Larkin, you shouldn't be allowed to vote if you're an American living in another country.
     
  15. SkaarjMaster

    SkaarjMaster enemy of time

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    No, no, no, Europe, don't imitate us, please.:(
     
  16. Balton

    Balton The Beast of Worship

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    It's the greed and lack of vision :(
     
  17. DeathBooger

    DeathBooger Malcolm's Sugar Daddy

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    This country is retarded.
     
  18. Lostsoul

    Lostsoul boobs

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    The economy started with Bush. We won't know the exact outcome of Obama for a while. Just like the economy after y2k was not Bush's fault, it was handed to him.

    You can't really blame economy things on a president in his first two years. Anything he tries to do won't take effect of a couple years. Even Obamas health care stuff, we won't know it real impact for a few years. On paper it actually helps my company (though I still don't want it).

    I only read half of the first paragraph, but i will say this. I wanted to see the US wages drop. We turned in to a nation that produced nothing real partially due to extreme wages pushed by unions. All manufacturing left the US. If wages drop, we can see these jobs come back here. I would rather see my tools made in the US than in China. Euros, careful how many manufacturing jobs you export. Manufacturing built America, look what happens when it leaves.
     
  19. kiff

    kiff That guy from Texas. Give me some Cash

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    There's a few problems with this.
    yes and no. first off the dems have run congress since '06 and have had control of the budget. second, the main cause of the recession was the housing market... and who insisted on making home ownership a "right" and pumped up the market w/ fanny/freddie and by leaning on the banks to make bad loans?

    Sure, a lot of his policies don't have immediate effects, but others do. Market confidence hinge on tax policies, which have been very uncertain. Our momentary policies and debt also have a huge effect on confidence. That's why the corporations are sitting on trillions of dollars instead of investing (which would create jobs).

    The effects of obamacare has also screwed up confidence since nobody knows every single thing that will be burdening their business. And, just from what we do know, my wife's place of employment is now going to outsource their labor to Mexico and possibly other depts to China.

    I also talked my friend, the manager of a local printing company, that I do contract programming for. They've been paying around $20k/month to provide their workers w/ health insurance. To meet the req's of obamacare they'll have to pay around $30k/month. They're planning to just drop all of their insurance and just take the penalty. That will be, from what they can tell, around $25k/month. Awesome stuff. Now they pay even more and they're not even getting insurance out of it.
     
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  20. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    The current economy has been decades int he making, spanning Presidents of all political leanings. The problem right now has nothing to do with Obama creating policies that succeed and everything to do with him instilling confidence that his policies can work. That's what is missing right now.
     
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