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A Country in Crisis

Updated on September 19, 2011

Please note that any information contained here is solely the author's opinion, and is not based on solid facts and is not in the representation of anyone's best interests. Feel free to leave comments below, but please remember to keep it friendly!!

Over the past several years, the United States has fallen farther and farther into the depths of despair and there is no hope anytime in the near future for rescue. Thousands and thousands of people have lost their jobs, homes, and families. Major corporations have gone bankrupt. Thousands of Soldiers have lost their lives fighting a useless war only to have the threat of not getting their meager paycheck. The workers who spent their lives paying into the Social Security funds face the possibility of losing the money they worked for for so many years. What on Earth is going on? How could this possibly be happening? Two words: International Affairs.

Everything in the United States is all about greed, money, and international affairs. How about you test this theory at home: gather about ten random items in your house and look at them to see where they were made. It is almost guaranteed that everything was made in another country. This means that companies are paying large amounts of money to people in other countries, to have products made and shipped overseas. Sure, because of exchange rates, the companies might be getting a pretty good deal on their purchases, but think about it in the long run and how it affects the United States economy.

Let's say there is a product that is in high demand in the United States, but only comes from another country. By importing the product into the US, thousands of jobs are being created for overseas workers and billions of dollars are being added to the economies in those countries as well. Would it not make more sense to just make those products here in our own country so that we could reap the benefits of more jobs and a stimulated economy?

It will never happen. Why? Because nobody wants to spend the time and money to do so. Everybody in the United States wants to have a job that pays them as much as possible for the least amount of work necessary. Companies want to buy cheap products and stick a hefty price tag on it.

Remember that in the late 1800s to early 1900s, prisons were ran similar to factories, with prisoners producing all types of goods that were sold and distributed all over the country. People were too good to buy products made by prisoners, now we have hundreds of thousands of prisoners just sitting there idle all day long, wasting taxpayers money, when they could be working to produce goods.

So now the United States has a bunch of people sitting around losing everything they have worked for in their life and the country's cash flow is just dwindling away outrageously. The country is in such a tremendous amount of debt that there have been recents scares of government shut downs. The United States' credit score even went down!!!! All the while, billions and billions of dollars are going to countries overseas for no really good reason.

What good is it to be stimulating all of these other countries when we cannot even take care of our own??

Even worse, our President is pretty much opening our borders with arms wide open for anybody and everybody who is willing to come here and work for substantially less money than natural citizens. As a result, the immigrants are getting all of the jobs, all of the healthcare benefits, and they are taking over the population. Soon there will be no minorities. The country will just be one huge cultural blend of everything.

All of this is going to continue to get worse unless the United States gives up the disgusting attitude that they have to be the World leader and stop trying to control everything. I see more in the news about international affairs than I do about events happening within the country.

What can be done to fix this? For starters, start producing products that are in high demand IN THE UNITED STATES. Open factories, give people jobs, and stimulate the economy. Stop sending billions of dollars to other countries just so they can do the work for us. Require prisoners to do daily work, even if only to pay for operating costs. Every little bit helps, it is just that nobody wants to take the effort.


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      road2hell 6 years ago from Linden, AB

      American Romance: you are so out of it. It just the opposite. The Republicans and so beloved Tea Party are trying to create the impression that the progressives, are imposing a world government. Not true! The Republicans are creating a world government by convincing us to fear laws, global warming, terrorism, and anything that is "Anti-American". They support corporations for one reason and one reason only, to give them control over our government, our natural resources, our media, so they will have their way over us- the slaves.

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      American Romance 6 years ago from America

      Peter, your argument doesn't hold water! Zoros, GE, Gates, Al Gore......some of the richest in the world! All fighting to impose more regulation on corporations and force them out so they can own America through its people relying soley on government! The rich elite in Hollywood are also backing this movement along with your worthless president!

      We cannot build many products in the US because of UNIONS, and regulations imposed and protected by Democrats!

      Want this country to flourish? VOTE REPUBLICAN!

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      PETER LUMETTA 6 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      Ayrica, your sentiments are more common as the days go by. More and more Americans want this country to change and go back to what we had before. The way to do it is to get rid of the Coporate owners of the People we elected. The extreme right and the big guys control this country and what it does, not us or our laws. We still have the vote but even that is in jepordy, so if we want to stay alive we need to change the crooks taking money for their votes.