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... is slowly disintegrating and it has me so sad. My government is hopeless. Wow, this is a bad time to be an American. I'm embarrassed by our leaders and the pains they are putting us, and the world, through. I hope those in Washington now, and 4 years ago, will someday understand their role in destroying a really great nation.

Sorry, it's a sad day for me.
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yori1976Professional Photographer
While I am not American, I am also embarrassed by my own leaders (I'll save you going to my page - Israel...).
The saddest thing is that I see no better alternative up in the ballot.
Culture has not managed to create a political system that allows the wisest people to rule. It allows the ambitious and driven people to rule, and this is seldom the best.
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KellyManaghanHobbyist General Artist
:(
Amber-EyedSpirit's avatar
We as a people are at fault, as well, though not nearly as much as some of the idiots we elected. A large portion of the people don't WANT or simply don't KNOW what in the world is going on, so why should they elect leaders (or have our electoral college elect leaders, as it were) that would do anything to bring around change. As someone once told me, it's going to be hard to get real change, because "the people will always vote bread and circuses for themselves."
But I agree. Our current leadership is crap, though it makes me no less proud to be an American citizen. It could be ten thousand times worse; we should really change things before it DOES become ten thousand times worse.
Marie-Aude's avatar
Because we have exactly the same problem in France, I'd say a country has the government it deserves... and it builds up problems and weaknesses for years before they explode and come out in the light. Good luck to all of us
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Phantom-Love-StoryHobbyist Photographer
Our world is run by idiots. :nuu: Yea. :stare:
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HugbellHobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly I think we Americans should find a way to kick those in office out now while we still can and find people that work with money everyday and put them up there to fix this debt crisis, either that or find professors from Harvard or something. There's bound to be SOMEONE more capable of doing what needs to be done than these clowns; and maybe we could find someone HONEST while we're at it that won't play scare tactics.

But I totally agree it's a sad day to be an American.
Amber-EyedSpirit's avatar
It's pretty much a sad truth that it's almost impossible to be truly honest in our political atmosphere. If you don't play the political game, you get silenced or kicked out.
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It's a pretty shitty time to be in the UK too. Does everyone end up feeling like this about the country they live in?
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0SupermarineSpitfireProfessional General Artist
I feel your pain. Mainly because they've also helped screw over the international markets, so that's a big chunk of my savings down the toilet too. (I'm in the UK). Yeah, thanks for that, guys. :sarcasm:
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EthioHobbyist Photographer
My world...
I-rE-nA-216's avatar
I-rE-nA-216Student Traditional Artist
id sometimes wish government would listen to its people, not themselves... AND we would need to start buying American made things, not Chinese... no offence out there but Chinese made things always break and never work anymore once broken, yes its cheaper but its helping them not us. American made things are more expensive but i guess thats because more people buy imported things than "home-made" so they need to raise the price. Funny thing is that theres a lot of people from different parts of the world who WANT to come to america.....
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DousedflamesStudent
I know exactly what you mean. :/
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stoneclawStudent General Artist
I agree. ): I wish we could wipe the slate and get people who want to serve their country and not themselves.
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Brttnybr08Student Photographer
Hence why I want to move to England. D:
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0SupermarineSpitfireProfessional General Artist
We have the distinction of slightly fewer loonies in positions of power... and since we're practically joined at the hip to the USA politically, I have a feeling that gap will be closed within the next few years. :fear:
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Brttnybr08Student Photographer
D:
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0SupermarineSpitfireProfessional General Artist
Yep. :|
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MayuCVAStudent Digital Artist
I feel terrible about what is going on in America, since i now live here, but hey... at least its not as bad as mexico C: > Mexico was an AMAZING, and extreamly friendly place, and now all of it is full of mafia/cartel wars :c

Hopefully America can pull trough tho.... It would be a HUGE shame if it all got ruined....
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Advent-CKHobbyist Photographer
I never thought that politicians could hit the bottom of a bottomless pit. Maybe (hopefully) we as a nation can change, this time for the better! I love this country but man we have issues and major priority problems.


"People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people."
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AcousticSpazzStudent Photographer
Our government is aiming to destroy us.
I cannot believe how much debt this coutry has racked up...
it is unbelievable
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boringcabageHobbyist Digital Artist
you know after a while and when America looses more money....they will be allowed to sack the bill of rights. and then you got a country with military rule.
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SketchymalooStudent Traditional Artist
*sigh* a sad day indeed. And it's not like we as a whole are a bad country of people or anything. It's just the leadership. Unfortunately it's the people at the top who not only make the piss poor decisions that they have, but give a bad rep for the rest of the entire country.

But it's not like anybody didn't see something like this coming......look at Rome and the former english Empire, or even the former USSR. Not only the bigger they are, the harder they fall, but all things must come to an end in general.
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thegrinchloverHobbyist General Artist
What happened, if you don't mind me being ignorant?
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kyidylHobbyist Photographer
In addition to what mp3chuck said, which is all correct, one political party refused to sign the budget into law or raise the debt ceiling (which is apparently something routine, which I didn't know, I thought it was an emergency sort of thing) until the other party agreed to their demands (they put riders onto the budget that had nothing to do with money.). The credit rating of the country as a whole was reduced, and it's basically just a cluster over money, where the only people who get hurt are the poor and middle class (which is to say, the 90% of the people who control only 30% of the country's wealth, and don't have any real power either.).
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