In YOUR assessment, where IS the United States of America...GOING? Why?

  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 18 months ago

    In YOUR assessment, where IS the United States of America...GOING?  Why?

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  2. Ken Burgess profile image90
    Ken Burgessposted 18 months ago

    In the last 28 years it has been Bush, Clinton, or Obama... and now with Clinton again, that will make 32.

    32 years of essentially no change - Wall St. and Corporations being put ahead of American citizens. 

    32 years of bills like NAFTA, CAFTA, TPP, WTO, being put into effect, as wages go down, benefits disappear, and jobs flee to foreign lands.

    32 years of pretend and phony differences between the parties, when in reality they are in collusion with one another, and at no time, has the needs of Americans or the future of America been put ahead of the interests of the corrupt politicians and the people they answer to.

    So this country is going to continue on track, more Americans will lose jobs they currently have to H1-B and H2-B visa holders who will work for half the salary they do... more and more immigrants will continue to file into our nation unopposed and receive whatever benefits (housing, welfare) our politicians deem prudent.

    More companies will flee and close up shop here in America, as TPP, TTiP, etc. make it very poor business to do otherwise.

    Left and right the interests of the working class Americans will be sacrificed for the interests of those billionaires on Wall St., the International Corporations, and even foreign nations that have heavily invested into our Politicians and their campaigns.

    It is harder to make a living today, than it was 25 years ago... and it is only going to get tougher... anyone who has been in the workforce for 25 years or longer can attest to this.  Healthcare and Health Insurance costs more, and covers less than ever before.  Taxes are higher now than ever before. And salaries for the majority of jobs are lower now than they were 25 years ago.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 18 months ago

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    I don't believe it's a case of us moving up or down.
    We're simply moving forward.
    A known past is always more comfortable than a uncertain future.
    Every generation believes {their era} was better than any other.
    Believe it or not today is going to be considered among the "good ole days" for the children of today. They'll be reminiscing about the music of their time, the friends they made in high school/college, their first love, and how excited they were about stepping into adulthood.
    Generally speaking it's human nature to look back on the past with "rose tinted glasses". The reality is whatever time period you choose to say you'd like to "go back to" there were evil atrocities, discrimination, sexism, racism,  wars, or other unrest.
    There's never been a time where everyone was "happy".
    It's always been a sort of "Swiss Cheese Economy" or world we live in where some people are doing well and others are not.
    If for example one is a woman or a minority odds are they have more opportunities today than they had back in the 1950s.
    There's also some truth to the old cliché : "ignorance is bliss."
    A lot the past which cling onto as the "golden era" is oftentimes a period where we were naïve about life and things going on in the world. We blindly trusted our politicians, government, ministers, and the media. Becoming more informed can sometimes lead us to becoming cynical or negative about the future.
    Faith is believing tomorrow will be better than today even if we don't see how. If we really don't buy that we might as well kill ourselves.
    More often than not we really do want to see what tomorrow brings!

 
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