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#1 Posted by lancelot200 (61977 posts) -

This thread is an effort to discuss detailed analysis of International News, Politics, Business, Culture, Health, Technology, etc. In other words, its purpose is to discuss the cause and effects of events and not to simple present news pieces.

With some interest from everyone this thread may yield interesting discussions.

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#2 Posted by Swanogt19 (24159 posts) -

Let me just say that I am disappointed with the both parties in the American Government on this debt issue. Grow up. It effects everyone in the country. This is a serious issue lets not argue who is right and who is wrong. 

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#3 Posted by lancelot200 (61977 posts) -
From what I understand, the arguement is simply about where money should be saved and the divisions are the same as always.
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#4 Posted by Swanogt19 (24159 posts) -
I think that is the most of it. Also maybe how much to cut. I don't know every single detail. However they've had plenty of time and August 2nd is days away. A deal should've been made by now.
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#5 Posted by lancelot200 (61977 posts) -
It's all about getting the better deal. However, the group that will appear to cause more problems will be wiped out in the next election.
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#6 Posted by Swanogt19 (24159 posts) -

At this point its about getting A deal done. Not what is better. Honestly both groups have caused many problems. 

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#7 Posted by jediknight52501 (69715 posts) -

Let me just say that I am disappointed with the both parties in the American Government on this debt issue. Grow up. It effects everyone in the country. This is a serious issue lets not argue who is right and who is wrong. 

Swanogt19
yeah, at this rate we are all screwed.
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#8 Posted by lancelot200 (61977 posts) -

Since there are a lot of Americans in this union...

It is my belief that taxes should never have been reduce in the first place because taxes goes into public services or becomes refunded. 

Yet, many Americans have a predisposition against taxes.

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#9 Posted by Horgen (119141 posts) -
I am surprised that the US government has for so long been spending more money than they got in
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#10 Posted by jediknight52501 (69715 posts) -
our system of government is all screwed up.
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#11 Posted by Horgen (119141 posts) -
Just someone who doesn't know what compromise means... To bad those have a bit of power right now.
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#12 Posted by jediknight52501 (69715 posts) -
Just someone who doesn't know what compromise means... To bad those have a bit of power right now. horgen123
seems Senators and Congressmen will get paid, they should not get paid at all.
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#13 Posted by Swanogt19 (24159 posts) -

I am surprised that the US government has for so long been spending more money than they got in horgen123

Personally I think they need to think of it as the government as a sort of business.  

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#14 Posted by jediknight52501 (69715 posts) -

[QUOTE="horgen123"]I am surprised that the US government has for so long been spending more money than they got in Swanogt19

Personally I think they need to think of it as the government as a sort of business.  

and a bad one at that here in the states.
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#15 Posted by lancelot200 (61977 posts) -
Personally I think they need to think of it as the government as a sort of business.Swanogt19
A government is not a business! A business is all about profit. If a business is getting into hard time then it will fire people. A government is suppose to help the majority of the people.
our system of government is all screwed up.jediknight52501
The system is just very slow and not very efficient.
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#16 Posted by Swanogt19 (24159 posts) -

[QUOTE="Swanogt19"]Personally I think they need to think of it as the government as a sort of business.lancelot200
A government is not a business! A business is all about profit. If a business is getting into hard time then it will fire people. A government is suppose to help the majority of the people.

That is correct. However spending so much money has not helped the majority of the people.  

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#17 Posted by lancelot200 (61977 posts) -
That's because you have government always cutting taxes, which hurts the government because it doesn't calibrate its spending. Every president advocating smaller governments have made larger governments.
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#18 Posted by jediknight52501 (69715 posts) -
politics are always in the news.
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#19 Posted by lancelot200 (61977 posts) -

Looks like a bill will pass.

Anyhow, I'm reading that Mubarak is actually going to court. Considering his health, I'll be surprise if he survives the whole ordeal. I wonder what kind of sentence he'll receive since they didn't allow him to live in unofficial exile.

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#20 Posted by Swanogt19 (24159 posts) -
Anyone watching Obama's speech Thursday?
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#21 Posted by lancelot200 (61977 posts) -
I'm sure that I'll flip at some American channel and it will be there.
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#22 Posted by ZEYAAM898 (1921 posts) -
Our government raised tax. Sucide explosions have ten folded after osama's death.
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#23 Posted by koolkat14 (10428 posts) -

For some reason I didn't really follow the news much lately. I do remember however a cameraman got shot in Somalia and died there a last week.

Our government raised tax. Sucide explosions have ten folded after osama's death.ZEYAAM898

Wow really?  

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#24 Posted by lancelot200 (61977 posts) -
I haven't heard/read any suicide bombing in Pakistan.
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#25 Posted by ZEYAAM898 (1921 posts) -
I haven't heard/read any suicide bombing in Pakistan.lancelot200
A sucide bomb in MOSQUE Killed 100 men and about 170 were injured. Many chirldrens died also.