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On the Road to Greece?

The_Nerd_Warrior Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 11:36 PM
Two points: First, America growing into a dependence culture is incomparable with Greece. Greece has other countries to leech off of and flee to when it collapses. We don't. We will either be absorbed into a surviving superpower, flee to lesser nations, or collapse into virtual oblivion. Greece is a drop in the bucket. If America goes the way of Greece, so will most of the world. Second, it's not just dependence culture that is to blame, but soundbites, slogans, and iconography - and more importantly, how utterly susceptible the American public has become to them. Demagoguery is a natural impulse and in fact an important skill; but people have failed - or refused - to develop the equally important skill of seeing through it.
Randy195 Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 12:44 AM
No we will have a civil war 100% going to happen
Basset Hound Wrote: Nov 08, 2012 11:58 PM
A surviving superpower....like China???

We all know how they stand on the sanctity of life and on human liberty.

One thing this election has made crystal clear is that we are becoming a society of dependence, rejecting the traditional American dream and drive for success in favor of collecting disability, welfare, and other government provided benefits. Democrats have been capitalizing on this shift while Republicans take on the impossible task of attempting to explain to the dependents that all of the hand outs are unsustainable and harmful. Unfortunately, like trying to take away candy from a spoiled child through reason, our efforts have been unsuccessful.

To see where the dependence culture leads, Republicans only have to point to...