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Do We Have A Congress, Of The People, By The People, For The People.

  1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
    OLYHOOCHposted 4 years ago

    OK, Do you think we still have a Congress, Of The People, By The People, and, For The People, anymore. YES or NO

    My answer is, NO.

    OLY

    1. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, and they're all Congressmen.

    2. Reality Bytes profile image94
      Reality Bytesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      If you agree that corporations are people, yes!

      1. lovemychris profile image79
        lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        No kidding.

    3. Repairguy47 profile image60
      Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Short answer-No!

      Longer answer-Hell no!

    4. Josak profile image60
      Josakposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      NO our system has been perverted by big money so that it now operates for the benefit of big business only. Then again I think it has been that way for decades.

      1. Cagsil profile image58
        Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Try over 2 centuries. lol

    5. Bob Zermop profile image89
      Bob Zermopposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      No. Clear and simple.

      No country has ever been yet, and it looks like America is tilting towards big business owned capitalism while the E.U. is headed for socialist failure.

    6. mts1098 profile image86
      mts1098posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I agree...no is my answer...

    7. OLYHOOCH profile image61
      OLYHOOCHposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      ***Democrats – including then Senator Barack Obama, took over both Houses of Congress in 2007 and dominated the legislative agenda for the final two years of the second Bush term.  The Bush administration had little influence over Congress due to the overwhelming majority Democrats had at that time – a majority that was furthered in 2008, and continued until 2010 – meaning Democrats dominated Congress for four of the last six years – and to this day, continue to control both the White House and the United the United States Senate.

  2. Cagsil profile image58
    Cagsilposted 4 years ago

    Anyone who looks at history can tell you that America was and has NEVER been for the people, of the people or by the people.

    Equal rights in this country still hasn't happened and continues to be a problem. On top of that, we have a government which continues to spew out lie after lie, which can be stretched all the way back to the inception of America.

    America was founded for freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, not for specific individual, but for all people who choose to live here. However, having said that, politicians continue to spew forth the out right lie that America is a land of equality, because when you look at all the problems, equality is among them.

    It's sad that more people haven't paid closer attention. sad

    1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
      OLYHOOCHposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well, you, Cagsil have brought up some very good points. Now I am not the smartest book on the shelf, BUT, I am just kicking around some thing that, Well, Kinda give me the Willy's.

      I try to be a thinker and do research. I can find many answers for different Issues.

      But, the main one I can't get straight is, WHY, do we want or have to change what has taken us 203, years to get.

      Just what is it I am missing.

      Why have all the Jobs gone. I was under the impression we were doing good.

      What is wrong with The Constitution that seems to be rubbing some people the wrong way.

      Why has the Media gone quite.

      What has happened to The American Way.

      Perhaps, I am just too OLD to understand. I am going on 70.

      These are the kind of talks, I like to have and that is why I like Hubs.

      Yesterday on one reply, the person ended with, How much did you get paid for this.

      I am not here to make a dime.

      I enjoy People and see if I can learn something, or, maybe pass something on.

      I look forward to your responses.

      OLY

      1. Cagsil profile image58
        Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I'm sure.
        That's good.
        Simply because if change doesn't come and America as a whole doesn't adapt, then growth will stagnate and the present problems will never be addressed, similar to the fact that homeless and poverty hasn't been properly addressed ever.
        I'm not sure.
        Because, people preferred to have price over value. The value of products which are acceptable are now lower because US standards were and have always been higher than any other developed country. And, that standard came with a price, which began to get too high because government refused to address the Economy in the correct manner.
        I'm sure. There's plenty of distraction and misinformation in this country to choke a horse.
        Too many morons attempting to interpret it.
        Media gone quiet? Are you serious? Media gives consumers what media chooses to give consumers. Media isn't about giving the consumers what the consumers want. Never has been.
        It's lost in translation because of the willful ignorant choose to be difficult about learning.
        Well, happy birthday(belated). I'm sure you'll get it sooner or later.
        Good for you. smile
        Yeah, that happens from time to time.
        I wouldn't worry about it.

        1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
          OLYHOOCHposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          KO, and Thanks,

          OLY

  3. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    "If Romney wins the White House, it's a sure bet that Republicans will also win the Senate—Democrats are defending a disproportionately large number of seats this year—and maintain their majority in the House of Representatives. More important, Romney's agenda is almost entirely fiscal: cuts to taxes, cuts to entitlements, and cuts to domestic programs. All of this can be passed through budget reconciliation, which makes it immune to a filibuster. Republicans could force through their ideas without a single Democratic vote."

    Increased tax breaks for wealthy, increased military spending, almost certain War with Iran.
    Do it all without Democratic input: Democrats, who cares?

    Tell me again....how exactly is this change?
    Sounds JUST like 2000-2008.

    1. profile image0
      Gusserposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Without a single Democratic vote. Do you mean like healthcare was done? Certain war with Iran? Like we did to Lybia?

      1. lovemychris profile image79
        lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        We're not at war with Libya. Never were. Healthcare was done just like Bush did tax cuts.--and it benefits a heck of a lot more people.  tit for tat....you don't like the game, don't play.

        Or say something when your guys do it.
        Yes, almost certain war with Iran...haven't you been listening to the R's? They are called the American Likud party.

        Not only war with Iran but while they're cutting from Americans, they're giving Israel more money for their Iron Dome. And want aid to Israel to be a permanent part of OUR budget!

        1. profile image0
          Gusserposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Great. Then all those missles and bombs we dropped on Lybia harmed nobody. And healthcare that got no RepubliCRATS votes wasn't really passed. Do you live on Fantasy Island?

          1. lovemychris profile image79
            lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            That makes no sense...what are you trying to say?

            1. profile image0
              Gusserposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I can't dumb it down any further for you.

  4. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for an evening of insults.
    Funny-- I saw not one person ask you to play nice.

    1. profile image0
      Gusserposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Perhaps because there were no insults. Just facts

      1. lovemychris profile image79
        lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        uh huh...insinuating I am dumb and brain dead is not insulting.

        No problem though....you are giving me freedom to treat you the same.

        1. profile image0
          Gusserposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I wasn't "insinuating". I said Facts.

          1. lovemychris profile image79
            lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Gotcha. No civilty or respect needed. I'm on it.

  5. Express10 profile image88
    Express10posted 4 years ago

    My answer would be a no. There seems to be many outside interests interfering with their ability to do what's best for large numbers of Americans. Even those with the best of intentions going in as freshmen/women get steamrolled on important issues or they assimilate into the status quo.

    1. OLYHOOCH profile image61
      OLYHOOCHposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well, OK. Now let me put a twist on this Issue. What do you think of, Lobbyists.

      Who are they.

      Why do we have so many from every state.

      Most of them are shirttail relatives, and, I don't like that.

      Now, just who calls the shoots in Congress.

      OLY

 
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