What is the "status quo" in America?

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  1. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Hey Americans,

    What is the "status quo" in America?

    I know what it is, but do you?

    Feel free to weigh in with your thoughts on it.

    1. Diane Inside profile image77
      Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hmmm interesting question, I have many answers some nice some not so nice.

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image89
        Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Do tell big_smile

        1. Diane Inside profile image77
          Diane Insideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Since this is the political forum, I'll go with this one.

          All politicians are crooked, slimy, and underhanded. Not a honest one in the bunch.

          1. Stevennix2001 profile image89
            Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Well said Diane, as I couldn't agree more with that sentiment. smile

    2. Evan G Rogers profile image74
      Evan G Rogersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Work hard, innovate and think outside the box to get ahead.

      Just follow the orders to live nicely.

      Be lazy, disrespectful and slack off to fall behind.

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That doesn't actually answer the question Evan.

        What is the "Status Quo"? was the question.

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image74
          Evan G Rogersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Oh, the status quo is "every one has the right to everything... why am I so poor! It's the rich's fault".

          1. John Holden profile image61
            John Holdenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            You're learning lol

          2. Cagsil profile image81
            Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            You're getting closer Evan, but not quite there yet. wink

          3. profile image0
            Texasbetaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Evan, come on man. You seem to take the stance that might makes right. You can innovate, create a system by which billions are created in transaction fees while the risk is systematically being passed back down to the consumer, but nothing was created...it was legal, but they were basically attaching a vacuum to the system and funneling money out of the country. Was it legal? Yes, because they had the laws changed due to the money and power they control, but not originally. NOW, that being said...from my perspective, that isn't right, isn't good, and they are the bad guys in this case. From your perspective, at least from what I've read, they could, so they should...and they are fine in doing it.

          4. TMMason profile image68
            TMMasonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Wow I have to say I agree with you there evan.

      2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You are so naive...

    3. qwark profile image57
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Cags:

      "Status Quo?"

      If you're being "general," and are just considering the existing condition or state of affairs of the USA, I'd say we're on a fast trip to the bottom of the hill and what's at the bottom, can only be imagined! But it won't be a pleasant or enjoyable place.

      "As the world turns" it is shrinking, bringing differing cultures closer together.

      America became the most powerful influential nation on earth because it is a wonderful potpourri of peoples from all nations,cultures and societies.

      This COULD BE the, eventual, effect a "shrinking" world may have on international humanity.

      It COULD BE POSITIVE and result in a kind of progress man has yet to experience.

      On the other hand, IT MAY fragment mankind to a greater extent than it already is and the result could be disastrous.

      Time and human choice will determine the outcome.

      Qwark

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Interesting statement Qwark. hmm

    4. profile image60
      C.J. Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Borrow and spend....as long as you spend more than you borrow and have put together! Eat drink and be merry.....

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Not quite. hmm

  2. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Anyone else?

    @Dianeinside- nice answer. However, it's only one part of the overall problem. smile

  3. cindi h profile image73
    cindi hposted 7 years ago

    THE HAVES & THE HAVE NOTS

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting statement.

  4. recommend1 profile image69
    recommend1posted 7 years ago

    A 70's rock band ?

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nice to see you really don't understand America's society. hmm

      1. recommend1 profile image69
        recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I understand saome about American society, it is just the wishy washy vagueness of the supposedly direct question that you think you know the answer to !  It is as clear as asking where is equilibrium in American society - what part and in what regard are you posing the question !

  5. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    Take whatever you can get from anyone you can force to give it to you.  As long as someone else pays the costs of what you want you're good to go.

    Force everyone else to live the lifestyle you believe they should live.

    You have a very cheery thread going here! smile

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Not quite Wilderness, but interesting answer. lol

  6. dutchman1951 profile image62
    dutchman1951posted 7 years ago

    so tell us?

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's an action taken by government- it's called "Corporate Protectionism". wink

      It's powered by the upper 1% of the wealthiest citizens. smile

      1. dutchman1951 profile image62
        dutchman1951posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        agree, to a Capitalist, if it's not broke don't fix it!

        Corporate Bonus's in tact, Wall Street Games free of investigation, Power Brokers making milions, and illegal Oil speculation in vouge with nothing to protect US cirizens. If the bitch to much, print so more monies, and keep emphasis in the news on Palin and Trump, so they forget about the rest of us.

        yep, all is well in the Good Ol USA!

        1. Cagsil profile image81
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          The problem Dutchman is it's killing America's Economy and devaluing citizenship. It must stop.

          The debt system government continues to operate from is also a key element in destroying America, but the citizens are not properly informed.

          Hence, my company- Cagsil.

          Increase citizen awareness, so the problems in America can be addressed. smile

          1. dutchman1951 profile image62
            dutchman1951posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            what you write here is the reason I stopped my Hub writing, my emphasis is changing now. the more I study and learn the more I feel a need for informed wrriting, not just obvious slam and run articles. I am not an Obama fan, but He has  some bright spots also. Single party slant is easy, but not accurate.

            to much mis-information. We need a beter U.S. mental state-health.

            1. Cagsil profile image81
              Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I am all about citizens rights and the lessening of government interference/invasion of people's life. The fact that government and corporations are in bed and the so-called "honest" politicians are not doing anything within their position, is where the outrage should really be.

              All politicians in some manner are corrupted, because the ones that are in bed with corporations are doing the most damage, and the ones who are not, are not doing anything about the ones that are.

              So, it leaves one to wonder-----where is citizen protection?

              1. dutchman1951 profile image62
                dutchman1951posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                there is no protection, those folks are for sale. the average citizen can not spend like those lobbies do.

                1. Cagsil profile image81
                  Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Hence, my reasoning for Cagsil. smile

                  Citizens Attain Greater Satisfaction In Life. smile

  7. aware profile image65
    awareposted 7 years ago

    blame everyone in sight. vote for others  instead of leading themselves .
      vote for me  in 2012.
    ray

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol

  8. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    I think people need to stop occasionally and appreciate how good most of us in the US have got it.  Not perfect at all, but it could be a lot worse.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It could be worse, yes. But, if nothing is done, it's going to get really bad. I wrote a hub on the state of affairs in America-

      America Is A Nation In Trouble. It shows people that if the state of America continues, then things are going to get not only worse, but so bad that many people are going to literally have a problem, just trying to live. More so than already. hmm

    2. TMMason profile image68
      TMMasonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Agree 100%

 
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