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View Poll Results: Is a RADICAL change in American Politics needed?
In what ways? 9 28.13%
A third MAJOR party needed 23 71.88%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-09-2007, 03:53 PM
 
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I decided I would ask this question as I have been hearing more stories from various media sources that are suggesting our Government has finally "bit off more than it could chew" in recent years with the war, scandals, corruption and the disappearing act of the middle class.
Polls are indicating that NEITHER political party has any vested interest in the "Will of the People" anymore......only those of Corporate America.
How do YOU all feel about the overall status of America today?

On a scale from 1 to 10......

10 being Outstanding (perfect).....
1 being America is so far gone its (on par with the Fall of the Roman Empire).
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Old 11-09-2007, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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10, the Government isn't collapsing, and the discussions taking place (such as on this forum) helps indicate the health of our system. I never recall a period without debate and anguish, it is just part of our process.
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Old 11-09-2007, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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I think it's important to differentiate between "the American government" and "America."

The government is (nearly always) a mess.

America is just fine.
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Old 11-09-2007, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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How about adding a poll?
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Sitting on a bar stool. Guinness in hand.
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Default We need more of this!

We need more of this! At least these guys have some frig'in heart.



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Old 11-10-2007, 07:45 AM
 
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I would say a 5, and sinking.....especially since fully 45% of "America" is dependent on the government in some way. How do you separate someone from their lifeline? The country can't keep taking the siphoning without raising taxes to extreme level, which is what will happen if the dems achieve "power". Hello socialism!
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:57 AM
 
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America is collapsing, the only people who think otherwise are people who have money stuffed away and alot of stock in oil

and America is about a 3 right now, another 4 years of a Republican President we will be a 1
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:22 AM
 
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and America is about a 3 right now, another 4 years of a Republican President we will be a 1
This tells me one's answer will be based solely upon one's political leanings.
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'd give America a 5 right now. We need a major third party. One thing almost all democrats and republicans can agree on, though, is that a third party option is definitely not needed
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Old 11-10-2007, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I don't think this is about political leanings, or that it has to be.

Just check out XE.com - The World's Favorite Currency and Foreign Exchange Site to see world currencies. The Canadian dollar is worth $0.945 USD; the Aussie dollar is worth $1.09 USD; the Euro is selling at $1.47; the British Pound is twice as strong as the USD. Our economy has tanked and that's tied in with our world standing.

I live outside of the US and see/hear/read a lot that of news and economic analysis that is not US centric.

If we're not concerned, we should be.
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