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20 Reasons America Is Becoming An Increasingly Nonfunctional Society

Donald103 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 4:56 PM
Accurate, but very discouraging. The Republicans have tried to be Democrat Lite, but they can never outdo the Democrats on spending, spinning and doling out money, goods and services to a non-working poorly informed electorate. The MSM might as well be called the "State Media." The Supreme Court is no longer a brake on the other two branches. Most of the trouble the country has been the result of actions or inactions of the Federal Government. Is there anything at all that it does well? I would like to be informed and convinced.
renny4 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 5:56 PM
The IRS and the Marines. Besides collecting taxes and training Marines, the gov. is a bust.

1) Starting in the sixties there was an explosion of children born out-of-wedlock and kids who don't grow up in two parent families fare more poorly percentage wise on just about any and every scale imaginable including substance abuse, teenage pregnancies, suicide rates, criminality and homelessness.

2) Many people are becoming so childlike in their dependence on the government that they can't save for their own retirement, escape from an oncoming hurricane, or even purchase their own birth control without the government handling it for them.

3) Our legal system encourages frivolous lawsuits, is punitively expensive...