Originally Posted by KiriJolith
Personally, I think the American government could do so much more for the people than they already do. Look at how big of a paycheck the politicians get who knows how often. One of the current presidential candidates flat out said that he doesn't remember how many houses he has (he has 17 houses by the way). If those already in power get more power than they can handle, who knows what they could do. Some of them could go crazy and try to take over everything. Power in the hands of an individual can be dangerous, power in the hands of a group can be accepted by society. If you look at today's government in America though, you see most of the power in the hands of the President, and hardly any in the Senate and House of Representatives.
Dolly, I agree with you on the fact that America is still a young country. However, just because we're young doesn't give us the privilage of doing some of the things we're doing. It doesn't give our government the right to increase the taxes on the common people, when half of those people can barely afford to pay the taxes they already have to pay. People in this country are already struggling enough because of the war in Iraq and the rising prices on everything. This government needs to stop what it's doing, sit down, and seriously look at what their petty struggles of power are doing to the common people in this country.
I never said I sided with the way things are going. Sure, things could be improved, but all things aside the country is still doing well in comparison to many others.
And like I said, it's up to the people to decide what'll happen as far as taxes and the like go. That's why we have elections, and both of the current candidates happen to be lowering taxes (albeit a difference in quantity) on the people that need it lowered. Presently, I believe we're headed in the right direction, but I don't want to stray too far off-topic.