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Have you noticed that almost everyone seems really angry these days?
Frustration with the government and with most of the other major institutions in our society seems to grow by the day.
According to a brand new ABC News/Washington Post poll, 80% of Americans say that they are either dissatisfied or angry with the government.
Americans are deeply divided about what the solutions to our problems are, but what almost everyone can agree on is that our problems are getting worse.
Watching all of the madness that is going on in Washington D.C. and in our state capitals is almost enough to drive anyone to the edge.
Our nation is drowning in an ocean of debt, jobs are being shipped overseas at an alarming rate, thousands of stores are closing, poverty is exploding, greed has become a national pastime and corruption is everywhere.
The American people are incredibly frustrated because the vast majority of our "leaders" appear to be too incompetent or too corrupt to deal with our problems.

If you visit just about any website on the Internet that deals with politics or the economy and spend some time reading the comments that people leave you will quickly see how angry people are becoming.
A lot of times people have no other outlets for the intense frustration that they are feeling and so they just let it all come out online.
Yes, Americans have always complained about the government, but the madness that we are seeing today is really unprecedented in modern U.S. history.
Something has fundamentally changed...

The U.S. government and most of our other major societal institutions are rapidly losing the faith of the American people.
But society cannot function without trust.
So what is going to happen once all of the trust is gone?

The following are 39 things that are driving ordinary Americans absolutely crazy right now.

#1 According to Newsweek, close to one out of every five American men between the ages of 25 and 54 does not have a job at the moment.
So why is the "greatest economy on earth" unable to provide jobs for nearly 20 percent of the men that are in their prime working years?

#2 Last year, over a million homes were repossessed by financial institutions.
This year a similar number of repossessions is expected.
Sometimes these evictions are absolutely heartbreaking. Just check out this excerpt from a recent Newsweek article....
To understand American anger, that roiling storm sometimes dubbed our national "mood," spend a day with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. Since 2006 the unlikely lawman-a tea drinker who listens to Bobby Kennedy speeches on his way to work-has overseen all foreclosures and evictions in the Chicago area, one of the hardest hit nationwide. The process does not always go well. One evictee shot himself in the head, remained conscious, and calmly tried to raise the pistol again as deputies battered the front door.
Lupe Fiasco said:
Crooked banks around the World
Would gladly give a loan today
So if you ever miss a payment
They can take your home away!
#3 Companies like Netflix and Chipotle are significantly raising prices.
Meanwhile, Ben Bernanke (FED Chairman) claims that there is hardly any inflation.
He must not go grocery shopping much.... :dno:

#4 The government keeps telling us that the economy is improving, and yet more stores keep closing.
The Gap has announced that up to 200 stores will be closed over the next two years.
Perkins has announced that they will be closing 58 restaurants.
Borders has announced that they will be shutting down their remaining 399 stores and that 10,700 employees will lose their jobs.
Yes, the economy is really buzzing right now. :fly:

#5 Government services all over the nation are being cut back.
An atmosphere of austerity has descended on the entire country.
For example, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says that we may soon have to say goodbye to Saturday mail delivery.

#6 Many broke public school systems are now charging parents lots of money for things that used to be free.
The Wall Street Journal says that one family in Ohio has to shell out over $4,000 a year for basic school activities....
Wallstreet Journal said:
Budget shortfalls have prompted Medina Senior High to impose fees on students who enroll in many academic classes and extracurricular activities.
The Dombis had to pay to register their children for basic courses such as Spanish I and Earth Sciences, to get them into graded electives such as band, and to allow them to run cross-country and track. The family's total tab for a year of public education: $4,446.50.
#7 The Federal Reserve gets to give out tens of billions of dollars of nearly interest-free loans to their bankster friends while tens of millions of American families desperately try to survive an economic downturn that was caused by those same banksters.

#8 We have gotten ourselves into a position where we are in so much debt to China that we have to constantly be concerned about how they feel about our financial status.
Earlier this week, one top Chinese official urged the U.S. government to do something to boost confidence in the U.S. dollar and in U.S. government debt....
"We hope the U.S. government will take responsible policies and measures to boost global financial market confidence and respect and protect the interests of investors."
#9 The national debt continues to spiral out of control and our politicians seem unwilling to do anything serious about it.
If you combine all sources of income, it is estimated that LeBron James makes about 42 million dollars a year.
If he continued to make money at that rate, it would take him 23,809 years to make a trillion dollars.
Yet our politicians see no problem with running trillion dollar deficits year after year.

#10 Unless our politicians do something dramatic, the federal government is headed straight toward financial hell.
It is being projected that the U.S. national debt will hit 344% of GDP by the year 2050 if we continue on our current course.
Although the US Dollar will be dead long before then!

#11 It is not just the federal government that is broke.
Right now, there are a lot of state and local governments that are teetering on the brink of financial disaster.
Moody's has announced that it will be reviewing, and possibly downgrading, the credit ratings of Maryland, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
The city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is such a financial mess that nobody really has any idea how to fix their problems.

#12 All over the United States, highways, water treatment plants, libraries, parking meters, airports and power plants are being sold off (much of the time to foreign private comapanies) in order to plug short-term holes in state and local budgets.

#13 The combination of federal government spending, state government spending and local government spending now accounts for a larger share of U.S. GDP than at any other time in our history.

#14 Police all over America have been shutting down lemonade stands run by little children.
At least one police chief in Wisconsin was good enough to apologize when it happened in his area.
It is too bad that there aren't more police out there that have a little common sense.

#15 The U.S. housing crash shows no signs of abating.
Real estate construction is absolutely dead.
In fact, right now we are on track for the lowest number of total housing completions that the U.S. government has ever recorded in a single year.

#16 In June, sales of previously-owned homes in the United States declined to a seven month low.
Without good jobs, the American people cannot afford to buy homes.
Many of those that do have good incomes are being turned down by mortgage lenders.

#17 The supply of existing homes for sale continues to go up. That means that it is going to get even harder for average Americans to sell their homes.

#18 The value of U.S. homes has fallen by a total of approximately 6.6 trillion dollars since the peak of the housing market.

#19 It isn't just banks that are kicking people out of their homes.
All over the country, homeowners' associations are aggressively using their powers to boot American families out on to the streets.

#20 Instead of being used by families, all over the country thousands of foreclosed homes are rapidly filling up with mold and squatters.

#21 Really bizarre thefts are being reported all over the United States right now.
For example, it was just reported that some crooks in Pennsylvania ripped up and hauled away about 100,000 pounds of train track.

#22 Authorities continue to insist that violent crime is going down, and yet the number of police officers killed by gunfire is on pace to easily set another all-time record for the second year in a row.

#23 One recent study found that approximately 47 percent of all meat and poultry in the United States "is contaminated with antibiotic-resistant Staph". antibiotic-resistant Staph

#24 The health insurance companies keep jacking up rates on all of us, and yet they also continue to report record breaking profits.

#25 The Obama administration is now using "mystery shoppers" to spy on doctors. The following is from a report in the New York Times....
Alarmed by a shortage of primary care doctors, Obama administration officials are recruiting a team of "mystery shoppers" to pose as patients, call doctors' offices and request appointments to see how difficult it is for people to get care when they need it.
#26 Corruption appears to be rampant on every level of American society today.
For example, one NYU professor recently discovered that 20 percent of his students were blatantly cheating on assignments.

#27 Thanks to insane tax loopholes, a substantial percentage of the billions of dollars of income that hedge fund managers make is only taxed at a maximum rate of 15 percent.
Meanwhile, middle class American families are being absolutely hammered with taxes.

#28 The "too big to fail" banks now control 77 percent of all of the banking assets in the country.

#29 In 2010, the United States had the worst current account balance in the world.
The U.S. had a current account balance of negative 561 billion dollars for 2010.
No other nation had a negative current account balance that even exceeded 70 billion dollars.
The amount of wealth leaving our country and being transferred to the rest of the world is absolutely mind blowing.

#30 One recent poll found that 72 percent of Americans believe that we are involved in too many wars.
But the Obama administration seems to think that we should be "the police of the world" and they just keep getting the U.S. military involved in more conflicts.

#31 Startling revelations are starting to come out about a scandal so big that it could shake up Washington D.C. for years to come.
ATF agents were ordered to get thousands of guns into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels and they were also apparently ordered not to follow those guns to see where they ended up.

#32 The top 5 percent of all income earners in America account for almost as much consumer spending as the bottom 80 percent of all income earners.

#33 The number of Americans that are going to food pantries and soup kitchens has increased by 46% since 2006.
But instead of being treated with kindness, many communities are treating the growing ranks of the poor as "outcasts" or criminals.

#34 Despite the promises of our politicians, globalism is absolutely shredding the American economy.
According to Forbes, the United States has been losing an average of 50,000 manufacturing jobs per month since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.

#35 There are no signs that our rampant unemployment problem is going to end any time soon.
In fact, right now it takes the average unemployed worker about 40 weeks to find a new job.

#36 The vast majority of U.S. consumers are tapped out at this point. Just consider the following quote from the New York Times....
NYT said:
The auto industry is on pace to sell 28 percent fewer new vehicles this year than it did 10 years ago - and 10 years ago was 2001, when the country was in recession. Sales of ovens and stoves are on pace to be at their lowest level since 1992. Home sales over the past year have fallen back to their lowest point since the crisis began.
#37 Right now in Congress there is a proposal to change the way that inflation is calculated.
According to The Senior Citizens League, this change would cause the average retiree to lose out on $18,000 in Social Security benefits over a 25 year period.

#38 Our tax system is fundamentally unjust.
Just look at the example of General Electric.
G.E. is a favorite of the Obama administration and somehow they get away with not paying taxes year after year.
Check out what the New York Times claims G.E. got away with in 2010....
NYT said:
The company reported worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, and said $5.1 billion of the total came from its operations in the United States.
Its American tax bill? None. In fact, G.E. claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion.

#39 The TSA continues to abuse U.S. travelers in some of the most bizarre ways imaginable.
For example, one 95-year-old grandmother in a wheelchair that is dying from cancer was asked to remove her adult diaper so that TSA "officials" could feel her up properly.
In what kind of a society does this type of thing go on?

There is something very wrong with the way this country is being run.
If left unchecked we're headed down a very dark road...

What do you guys/gals think about this?
 

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ADF said:
lol no you sound stupid. i stated my opinion. you bashed me. good job you look like a fool
That not even YOUR opinion. You actually think having a republican in officer is going to magically fix this problem? The reason we are here is because of Bush and the reason we are still here is because the republicans.
 

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That not even YOUR opinion. You actually think having a republican in officer is going to magically fix this problem? The reason we are here is because of Bush and the reason we are still here is because the republicans.

yes yes keep the government hand outs to people in newark coming :work:
 

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I can't blame the government, they are just catering to the masses, and time and time again, the masses prove their ignorance.

When talking about the financial crisis, people have literally no idea how things went down.

Also, people say the government is using too much debt, however those same people want programs. 70% of the budget goes to entitlement programs, and politicians cannot cut those because they wont get elected in the first place. Imagine a politician saying "were going to cut social security," yet most of the people who vote in the country are old people, why would they ever vote to not get social security?

This is why a country falls. A politicians incentive is to be in office, and the only way to get into office is to cater to the ignorant masses.
 

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yes yes keep the government hand outs to people in newark coming :work:
I just find it funny that people think we are in this mess because of government hand outs. government hand out caused the housing market to crash, crashed all of our jobs to go over seize, causes the government to refuse to rise the debt ceiling. Yup all this is because of government hand outs
 

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I just find it funny that people think we are in this mess because of government hand outs. government hand out caused the housing market to crash, crashed all of our jobs to go over seize, causes the government to refuse to rise the debt ceiling. Yup all this is because of government hand outs
we don't need to raise the debt ceiling we need spending cuts lol. if we don't raise it we can still send out all the checks we need and pay interest on our debt to china. there are people in inner cities who are the 5th generation of welfare. also why are we paying for 1.2 million abortions per year? i'm not against abortion either but i am against it when the government is paying for them. only 3% of abortions are because the mother's health is in jeopardy. 1% is rape or incest. i'm not saying this will magically solve all problems but it'll help out.

 

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Social security is actually one of the few successful government programs, and actually has a surplus. The problem is the government kept dipping in it to pay for other stuff. And now the republicans want to cut it so they can continue to give the top 2% tax breaks. Shit is just retarded. The most sickening thing about it is that Obama is agreeing with it just to prevent doomsday(defaulting on the debt.) Which has always been passed until he went into office. It was passed 5 times while Bush was in office without a single problem
 

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people expect the government come in and solve all their problems, and when people vote on that basis, it exacerbates all the problems
 

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Gratz man you have successful been brainwashed by FOX news, plan parenthood doesn't pay for abortion. I never heard anyone get an abortion for free. Have you? Lets say even if we spend 1.2 million its a very small fucking number to prevent millions and millions of taking care of an unwanted child. I don't understand how people can want to put a stop to "government paying for abortion"(which is just a lie) and act like the children are just magically going to take care of themselves. Schools are over crowed and over budget. The more kids a women in poverty has the more government money they are going to receive. People dumb ass fact bullshit religion views are making them over look the finical end of things.
 

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#3 Companies like Netflix and Chipotle are significantly raising prices. 
Meanwhile, Ben Bernanke (FED Chairman) claims that there is hardly any inflation. 
He must not go grocery shopping much.... :dno:
Gotta get my grub & movie on.
 

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Gratz man you have successful been brainwashed by FOX news, plan parenthood doesn't pay for abortion. I never heard anyone get an abortion for free. Have you? Lets say even if we spend 1.2 million its a very small fucking number to prevent millions and millions of taking care of an unwanted child. I don't understand how people can want to put a stop to "government paying for abortion"(which is just a lie) and act like the children are just magically going to take care of themselves. Schools are over crowed and over budget. The more kids a women in poverty has the more government money they are going to receive. People dumb ass fact bullshit religion views are making them over look the finical end of things.


A- don't watch fox
B- not religious


jesus christ you can't even hold a conversation. im also banning you newb because you liberals just feel the need to hate anyone who thinks the government shouldn't have to pay for everything. that was just 1 case and YES the government does pay for it you think people in inner cities have the money to do that?? jesus christ you are naive who do you think pays for planned parenthood to be opened? they say the govt doesn't pay but they cleary do jesus. peacce i hope you die or something
 
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