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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2013, 03:39 PM

55. I think we over rate the President.

Clinton said it, and I paraphrase - when you finally get to be president, you don't get to decide anything. It would be possible to have a virtual president and not make any difference.

The problems of this country are globalization and corporatism and military presence in other countries.

Globalization. I am jealous of what we had. We worked hard to get to a good level of living and other countries need to do the same thing in their countries. America has introduced our way of life to people who are not ready for it at this point. An agrarian way of life and no TV and no internet and all the other what we call perks are not necessary to have a good life.

Corporatism. And this may be the most difficult to solve. All the leaders of the present corporations need to be expelled to the country where they make the most money. Send them to Bangladesh, Indonesia or any third world country. Then tax the products they want to import to us to the point that it would be competitive to make that product here, with levels of insurance, pensions and safety precautions.

Bring all our troops home, and abandon all bases in foreign countries. What other country has a military presence in America? I doubt any.

Now this does not seem to address the spying, but it would not be needed if we did these things.

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