Where do you think the USA could improve?

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For me the biggest issue is the voting system. We use first past the post, which means that over time the voting system degenerated into a 2 party system. We need to fix that.
 
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1. Universal suffrage needs to be removed. Rome had it right; before you can vote you need to join the military for X amount of years and B. be a NET tax payer. If we don't do this then we have nothing stopping people just voting for more "free stuff"

2. Get rid of this retarded 2 party system. The problem with this system is at it is rare that you can even agree with either side even 50% of the time so you end up voting for a lot of bad with a bit of good. (your point of view)

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Get rid of the damn welfare state/UBI etc. People need to take ownership of their lives.
 

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"Citizens United"! If legitimate bribes were taken away then the regressiveness of the US reps would create a domino effect where they would actually care about the people again. The reps that just care about the money would start exiting their offices for public sector jobs that would pay them better provide openings for others that do care about their constituents.

@CallmeBerto The corporations get a hell of a lot more in wellfare than individuals get due to the huge fallacy that is trickle-down economics.
 
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Forcing people to take over their own lives and not letting the federal government take from the workers and give to the poor is a good start.

Not saying giving to the poor is bad, but the federal government forcing it makes it very undesirable and unappreciated.
 

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stop taking capitalism too far; you guys need some socialism.
get infrastructure; healthcare and such in gov hands again, capitalist competition with private companies isn't going to improve service

also get rid of these death machines called guns
 
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stop taking capitalism too far; you guys need some socialism.
get infrastructure; healthcare and such in gov hands again, capitalist competition with private companies isn't going to improve service

also get rid of these death machines called guns
You don't live in the United States so you have no idea what we are going through right now.

We don't need socialism because the free market and capitalism work. The socialists of the eighteenth century wanted the free market to be a thing so it could fail, and then they could come in with Socialism. Well, it didn't, and we don't need it. It was Plan B that was never used because Plan A was the solution.

Just a history lesson for you.
 

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You don't live in the United States so you have no idea what we are going through right now.

We don't need socialism because the free market and capitalism work. The socialists of the eighteenth century wanted the free market to be a thing so it could fail, and then they could come in with Socialism. Well, it didn't, and we don't need it. It was Plan B that was never used because Plan A was the solution.

Just a history lesson for you.

don't smoke propaganda, drugs are bad for ya mkay?
 

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@cracker - "trickle-down economics" is no where near prefect however giving money to the poor all it does is make more poor people. When you subsidize something you get more of it.

Trickle-down economics has been a proven failure many times around. The rich/corporations pocket the money or inflate their own stock. Trickle-up economics have always been proven to work because the people have to spend it right away on things they need - which pushes the economy. What the government should do is quit giving huge corporations tax breaks and use that money to create long-term jobs programs for the people that are able-bodied/-minded then it's a win/win.
 
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Trickle-down economics has been a proven failure many times around. The rich/corporations pocket the money or inflate their own stock. Trickle-up economics have always been proven to work because the people have to spend it right away on things they need - which pushes the economy. What the government should do is quit giving huge corporations tax breaks and use that money to create long-term jobs programs for the people that are able-bodied/-minded then it's a win/win.
Until the money those people get is used for worthless things like alcohol or iPhones, and then they ask for more money.
 
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@cracker - "trickle-down economics" is no where near prefect however giving money to the poor all it does is make more poor people. When you subsidize something you get more of it.
Basic human rights like healthcare is not idiots wanting free stuff. Idiots wanting free stuff is only a valid argument in a country where people already have the rights of a civilized country, i.e. France, or Scandinavia. This does not apply to the US where people die on the floor near hospitals after being kicked out, or people dying because of the butchery healthcare is there.
 

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I'm America, don't remove Trump, but don't elect him again. If we remove him we get asshat Pence, and that would spell HUGE trouble. He's textbook Christain (not a bad thing, just need to add in... Unless...) and he would really fight back against gay marriage, among other things that go against biblical teaching.

So leave the orange asshole in office, but after he's out, but that crooked man baby in jail. Bring Obama back (Kidding because I know he already ran his two terms :( )
 
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Trickle-down economics has been a proven failure many times around. The rich/corporations pocket the money or inflate their own stock. Trickle-up economics have always been proven to work because the people have to spend it right away on things they need - which pushes the economy. What the government should do is quit giving huge corporations tax breaks and use that money to create long-term jobs programs for the people that are able-bodied/-minded then it's a win/win.

Absolutely! Our corporations already rule the market and easily compete on a global scale!

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Until the money those people get is used for worthless things like alcohol or iPhones, and then they ask for more money.

Did you even read what I said? The people would be working for pay.

If people are making a living then it is no one's business what it is spent on. Also, having a phone is pretty necessary and is a catch 22 when it comes to poor people trying to get a job or to retain employment. Landlines cost about the same as a Straight Talk, etc. plan now.

Once again, the blame is put on the poorest people while the rich get a pass because they might just trickle down on everyone else (they do but in a different way). Since the corporate/rich welfare is hidden away as tax cuts this is the best way to show what is happening:
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Also, more burden is put onto social welfare programs by corporations by creating class of the working poor. Walmart has been the face of this due to the amount of workers it employs and the wages they pay. The majority of those on welfare programs are actually employed and some hold multiple jobs that aren't even able to make ends meet.

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I'm America, don't remove Trump, but don't elect him again. If we remove him we get asshat Pence, and that would spell HUGE trouble. He's textbook Christain (not a bad thing, just need to add in... Unless...) and he would really fight back against gay marriage, among other things that go against biblical teaching.

So leave the orange asshole in office, but after he's out, but that crooked man baby in jail. Bring Obama back (Kidding because I know he already ran his two terms :( )

I agree with you on Pence but the trade-off of having someone stable in control is evergrowing.

Obama wasn't the greatest. He did some good things (didn't go far enough on healthcare), but he also did a lot of shitty things like upping NSA spying, upping unilateral strikes on foreign countries under the Patriot Act via drones, let banks off the hook, TPP, etc. He just did it in a more charismatic way and (sometimes) under the radar.
 
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