Originally Posted by atomsk
the problem is people who expect the government to make life easy.they think that this higher power will make their lives flawless. we depend to much on the government. the united states fedral government was not supposed to have this much power over the people. that was for the smaller state governments. and then theres religion. religion is not supposed to have anything to do with the U.S. government on any level, yet people expect it to solve their problems and make things easy for them
its the people that is wrong with america.
edit: i really didnt answer the question that well.
the us is a democracy. and at the current state of the people thats a problem
You're right, they do depend upon the government too much. My mother can be an example but not a really good one. She was getting paid around $300 every 2 weeks at the job we work at. But the way gas prices were going half of that money went towards gas. To save money we got rid of a lot of stuff we thought were maybe taking money away (WoW, GameTap, cable T.V.) little by little. IRS wouldn't let her gain food stamps because she made $300. The IRS doesn't even count gas as a "necessity". My mom had to quit, and was sorry to say that it paid better to sit on her ass and do nothing and let the government take care of us.
Nobody can do anything else themselves anymore, and the government today makes it that way. People really don't have a choice in the matter.