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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:52 AM

America Has Already Lost Tuesday's Election

The United States Army is developing a weapon that can reach -- and destroy -- any location on Earth within an hour. At the same time, power lines held up by wooden poles dangle over the streets of Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey. Hurricane Sandy ripped them apart there and in communities across the East Coast last week, and many places remain without electricity. That's America, where high-tech options are available only to the elite, and the rest live under conditions comparable to a those of a developing nation. No country has produced more Nobel Prize winners, yet in New York City hospitals had to be evacuated during the storm because their emergency generators didn't work properly.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/commentary-total-capitalism-and-the-downfall-of-america-a-865437.html

Is this a reasonable fact based opinion? Would a "Grand Bargain" confirm it?

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Sam1 Nov 2012 OP
leveymg Nov 2012 #1
bemildred Nov 2012 #2
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #3
MicaelS Nov 2012 #4
gutierrez Nov 2012 #5

Response to Sam1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:04 AM

1. I did not work to elect Obama twice so he can reduce social spending and the deficit.

There is no mandate for a "Grand Bargain," if that's the goal. The mandate is simple: rebuild the United States and make the rich pay for the job.

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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:10 AM

2. Utter horseshit. nt

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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:28 AM

3. The US is a very divided country: Augstein shows no signs of insight into our political stalemate

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Response to Sam1 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:37 PM

4. Just another America bashing post from Germany.

If we hadn't rebuilt their country, and defended it after WWII, they would all be speaking Russian today. The only reason they have the magnificent social welfare system they have is because we funded the defense of their country at our own expense. If we had just walked away from Europe after the end of the War, and looked only to our own house, we could have the same type of system Germany, England and the other countries of the EU have today.

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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:40 PM

5. The mandate is simple

 

The mandate is simple

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