endoftheamericandream.com | What in the world is happening to America? It seems like all we get out of politicians at the federal, state and local levels is a steady stream of really bad ideas. Even when our government officials appear to have the best of intentions things still turn out badly. "What were they thinking" is a phrase that is being uttered by millions of Americans on a daily basis. Sadly, instead of focusing on real problems and real solutions, the mainstream media loves to focus on the latest scandal. Last month everyone wanted to talk about Anthony Weiner. This month everyone wants to talk about Casey Anthony. Next month it will be somebody else. There is a never ending stream of scandals for the mainstream media to latch on to, but what is America going to look like if we do not start addressing our real problems? The United States has become a cesspool of corruption, greed, debt and depravity. Everywhere you look there are signs of decline, and yet all our leaders come up with are more really bad ideas. Time is running out on this nation, and with each passing day there seems to be fewer reasons to be optimistic about the future.
Most Americans that are actively engaged in politics believe that either the Democrats or the Republicans are the answer. But sadly, that is just not the case. When the Republicans have been in power they have been a total mess. When the Democrats have been in power they have been a complete train wreck. Both political parties have lied to us and have deceived us over and over. The mainstream media would have us believe that George W. Bush and Barack Obama are from "opposite ends of the political spectrum", but when you closely examine the policies that they have implemented they are almost identical.
No matter who we vote into office we always seem to get the same results.
It is almost as if this nation is under some sort of a curse.
Sadly, our leaders only seem to get stupider and stupider.
The following are 20 really bad ideas that are almost too stupid to believe....
#1 Who in the Obama administration decided that it would be a good idea to put thousands of guns into the hands of Mexican drug gangs?
#2 Who decided that it would be a good idea for the financial future of the U.S. government to be decided in a back room by "intellectual heavyweights" such as Barack Obama, John Boehner, Harry Reid and Joe Biden?
#3 Who decided that it would be a good idea to try to put a woman living in Oak Creek, Michigan in jail for 93 days for growing a garden in her front yard?
#4 Who decided that it would be a good idea to introduce legislation in Congress that would ask American workers to voluntarily pay more taxes in order to help reduce the national debt?
#5 Who decided that it would be a good idea to put an ingredient derived from human hair into our bread?
#6 Who decided that it would be a good idea to pump so much sugar and so many chemicals into our food? Now it has come out that the global rate of diabetes has doubled over the past three decades.
#7 Who decided that it would be a good idea for the FDA to try to ban large numbers of nutritional supplements?
#8 Who decided that it would be a good idea to grant the Pentagon hundreds of thousands of waivers from a "Buy American" law that was designed to protect American jobs?
#9 Who decided that it would be a good idea to sell off our highways, water treatment plants, libraries, parking meters, airports and power plants to foreigners?
#10 Who decided that it would be a good idea for Rick Perry to make a run for the White House in 2012? Is he really the "great hope" of the Republican party? If so, how sad is that?
#11 Who decided that Obamacare was a good idea for America? The U.S. health care system is already falling to pieces and the bureaucratic nightmare that the Obama administration has unleashed is only going to make things worse.
#12 Who decided that it would be a good idea to get hundreds of young women to sign a pledge that includes the following promise?....
"If I get pregnant and discover that my unborn child has a defect that will cause him or her a short life of unbearable pain, I will have an abortion."
#13 Who decided that it would be a good idea for the U.S. to spend more than 7 times as much as any other nation in the world on the military and yet slash our strategic nuclear arsenal down to less than 10% of Cold War levels?
#14 Who decided that it should become fashionable to trash the U.S. Constitution?
#15 Who decided that it would be a good idea to put the Federal Reserve in charge of our money supply?
#16 Who decided that it should be the policy of the United Nations "to accelerate fertility decline in the least developed countries"?
#17 Who decided that it would be a good idea to allow our scientists to create "spider-goats" and other really weird genetically-modified creatures?
#18 Who decided that it would be a good idea to arrest people that are trying to feed the homeless?
#19 Who decided that it would be a good idea for TSA officials to start digging around in the hair of women travelers?
#20 Who decided that it would be a good idea for the United States government to run up a national debt that has surpassed 14 trillion dollars and that is expanding at a rate of $40,000 per second?
A small minority of our politicians are actually trying to do the right thing. A small minority of our business leaders are trying to play the game honestly and fairly. Unfortunately, those efforts are being swamped by the corruption, depravity and greed of everyone else.
America is in deep trouble. At a time when we are in desperate need of real solutions, all we seem to be offered are really bad ideas.