Is it just me or do you believe the United States has lost its way? When I was growing up in the 50's and 60's, The US was a growing, vibrant country...Eisenhower had our interstate highway system built, the middle case was growing, we had good public schools, Kennedy sent the first Astronaut into space and we even landed on the Moon....Most people seemed happy......LBJ had the Great Society, giving African Americans their civil rights and the freedom to vote......Medicare and medicaid insured the Senior and poor population so that they could live a decent life..............Now it seems politicians want to limit voting to the poor and minority segments of society, they refuse to fund our infrastructure, they give tax cuts to the rich, and reduce benefits to the middle class and to the poor.....Instead of a vibrant middle class, it is dwindling while the rich are getting richer ......Obama is trying to offer more health insurance to the middle class and poor, yet the Republicans want to defund it...They would rather the US spend more money on the military and arm every civilian , than to improve the lifestyle of every American...........Republicans prefer charter schools, and rid us of the Teachers unions, while our public schools deteriorate......American children are now ranked lower than most industrial countries, even though we still have the best colleges and Universities...Tuition has exploded so that student debt is the highest in generations......We no longer want to accept new immigrants, and treat them poorly when we do.................How can we advertise that America is still the land of Opportunity..........Any comments???
This is the best comment I've seen on this topic:
Also the saddest.
1. "Lost its way" makes it sound accidental, it was purposely derailed. You can't have big business control government without monopolies, and you couldn't have monopolies with out some serious changes at the federal level.
2. Ah, Eisenhower, a good general. He at least UNDERSTOOD that wars should be run by tacticians and generals, not politicians. Politicians make poor tacticians because they move the goalposts and compromise for short-term gain in long-term problems. They make poor generals because they change their minds constantly and have no REAL consideration for the ACTUAL situation on the ground. We need to elect more seasoned and experienced generals.
3. Consider this, the person behind the register at your local McDonalds or Seven-Eleven might just have a Bachelor's degree! There are MORE people with college degrees than jobs that require them, meaning many graduates now have to take minimum wage labor just to get by! Sounds like great opportunity, doesn't it?