What's Wrong with Our Government?

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  1. Kyle Keckeisen profile image62
    Kyle Keckeisenposted 13 years ago

    Is it just me or is it getting increasingly difficult to trust this government of ours. I understand that President Obama is trying to make everything more transparent, but one still has to wonder about how much goes on that we don't know about.

    1. rhamson profile image71
      rhamsonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians.
      Chester Bowles (1901 - 1986)

      1. Cagsil profile image71
        Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        When a government is large enough to hand out aid - they are also large enough to take all you have..... Thomas Jefferson

        This comment was left on one of my hubs - by Neil

        1. Michael Willis profile image68
          Michael Willisposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Thomas Jefferson was a Wise man!!!

    2. Sab Oh profile image57
      Sab Ohposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      "President Obama is trying to make everything more transparent"

      Really? Coulda fooled me.

      And you should never 'trust' government. It is a citizen's duty not to trust them.

  2. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 13 years ago

    It is full of politicians smile

  3. Kyle Keckeisen profile image62
    Kyle Keckeisenposted 13 years ago

    hahah that's a great point. i guess it's never going to be fixed then!

  4. Cagsil profile image71
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    You make this thread WHY?

    It's a complete waste of effort.


    These are just some of the topics already dedicated to your rant. It might be better if you did a little deeper research of the political forums threads? Which is obvious that you didn't.

    However, if you would like, I've a few hubs dedicated to opening people's eyes to the problems in America.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Whats-It-Mean-T … an-Citizen
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Have-You-Notice … In-Society

    I haven't provided all my hubs on the topic, because I'm not allowed to. These above are directly related to your topic. So, my posting is not self-promotion. But, simply the easiest way to express my view. smile

    Hope you learn from everything I've just posted. smile

    I can only hope you do. smile

  5. 2besure profile image80
    2besureposted 13 years ago

    How much time do you have?  The country is run by a bunch of hirelings that are in it for the money.  They do not represent the people or their interest, but their own.  They have sold us out to the highest bidder (lobbyist) Up to recently a person in the Congress or Senate could go to prison for a felony and still receive their pension!

  6. Ohma profile image61
    Ohmaposted 13 years ago

    Here is one I wrote that sums up my opinion of a lot of the problem we are having in America http://hubpages.com/hub/thinkamerican

  7. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 13 years ago

    Politicians chasing the money.

  8. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
    Mikel G Robertsposted 13 years ago

    The absence of INTEGRITY

    1. Sab Oh profile image57
      Sab Ohposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      ...and spellcheck.

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
        Mikel G Robertsposted 13 years agoin reply to this


        1. Sab Oh profile image57
          Sab Ohposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Nice edit!

      2. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
        Mikel G Robertsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        TK...aren't you suppose to be out stalking someone?

  9. earnestshub profile image81
    earnestshubposted 13 years ago

    People get the government they deserve. You have a free vote.

    1. Sab Oh profile image57
      Sab Ohposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Good point.

  10. Mikel G Roberts profile image76
    Mikel G Robertsposted 13 years ago


  11. Alya rose profile image61
    Alya roseposted 13 years ago

    very true,we did vote for these untrustworthy money lusters.

  12. JON EWALL profile image61
    JON EWALLposted 13 years ago


    Just recently Congress passed a pay-go bill, President Barak Obama announced that any new spending would require the money to fund any new spending would have to be offset with savings from other sources.

    Senator Bunning is holding up passage of a bill ($15 billion )
    to extend unemployment benefits for workers.

    Senator Bunning wants the Obama congress to fund the bill per the requirement of the pay-go bill.
    The Obama administration wants to borrow more money to fund the bill,apparently the new law don't mean anything to this congress and the president.

    Senator Durbin of Illinois,majority whip in the senate, stated that the majority will increase the request to $100 billion if the smaller bill is not passed.

    The minority party asks where in the budget will the funding come from. The democratic majority has yet to respond and justify the expenditure.

    The 111Th congress has a 75% non approval rating, it may be considered by some as corrupt.

    1. Danny R Hand profile image60
      Danny R Handposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Senator Bunning has a valid point. But why not just withhold funding from some foreign nation like Iraq, or Pakistan, or a number of any other foreign countries we dole out money to in the BILLONS. Considering this point makes his point BS.

  13. Danny R Hand profile image60
    Danny R Handposted 13 years ago

    The problem lies in the fact that a LARGE majority of the citizens have not a care in the world about government and politics. Let them do it so I can play my video games and text my friends, seems to be the popular attitude. So while noone is interested in the workings of government, our polititians allow special interests to rape and pillage at our expense, as long as their pockets are lined and they get to keep their candy ass, all expenses payed jobs.

  14. profile image49
    desidezposted 13 years ago

    Whats wrong with our Government? Come to My Town....pretty simple a disconnection with THE PEOPLE!

  15. Wayne Orvisburg profile image63
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 13 years ago

    A problem I see is that if you try to communicate with your Congressman or Senator, you get a "I understand it better than you" response. I didn't vote for the guy but I should still have a voice. My absolute favorite part is that I can come visit him anytime in D.C., but not in his office that's 20 minutes away. Uh HELLO!

    1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image63
      Wayne Orvisburgposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      By the way, the bill that he "understood better than me" did exactly what I said it would. NOTHING.

  16. Marquis profile image66
    Marquisposted 13 years ago

    President Obama is trying to increase the government and take more liberties away from the American people. And yet, the same people who agrees with this lunatic who wishes to use the government to control the people, spoke so harshly about President Bush.

    President Obama is, in my opinion, a radical leftist. He does not like the U.S Constitution, is a socialist and should not ever be trusted.

    He does NOT know what he is doing. He is worse than the last president.


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