Do you think the country is mostly heading in the right direction?
We've been going down the wrong path for so long that were lost!
No, it's literally being destroyed from the left and the right ;)
But honestly, I feel that here are tons of issues, both socially and legally, that need to be fixed before we can start heading in the right direction again.
It's been spiraling since FDR
Certain democrats are delusional.
Republicans are SO freaking hypocritical. They were screaming about how Obama has no experience, he's only a "community organizer" and they'd vote for Donald Trump or Ben Carson? Hmmm
You're right about Trump, but Carson has the political/economic knowledge that Obama lacks. You're also wrong about Carson being any sort of community organizer; frankly, he lacks presence. A solid candidate though.
More Violence against our Police Officers due to the fake media and weak weak Politicians sticking their noise into it without merit. Top down leadership is horrible, not good being a white Police officer right now.
Our infrastructure ( roads, bridges, sewage etc. ) and our morality is failing.
We are going in the wrong direction let's see why.
Why are we:
That's a very linear minded analysis. He may be a problem, but there's a dozen others, many of which we the people are responsible for. The citizens of Republics are accountable for the direction their nation goes.
Yah. We the people voted for the Big Dummy. See the Problem?
Putting the entirety of the blame on a president (any president) is choosing to ignore the many real problems, and rhetorically by people who don't exactly understand how the country operates and changes.
The real point is that we the people have devolved to the point of actually electing a Big Dummy as our "Leader".
Yes, much goes into this sad dynamic.
D. All of the above
One reason and one reason only why we are going wrong: Obama!
Far left ideals have gotten us in a bad situation since Obama was elected. We need to start moving further to the right.
If Sanders is elected it will be.
No, that would be left.
In some ways, yes. Marriage equality is countrywide and people are starting to understand race relations. The economy is why I worry about.
Does anyone care to explain why (1) the country is heading in the right/wrong direction. Or (2) how you have the incredible foresight to know which way one of the largest nations on earth is heading.
How much worse can it get? I hope and pray we never find out but not overly optimistic.
No!!11!! We're descending into a socialistic nightmare!!! We're becoming Norway with their 4% unemployment, free healthcare and world class education !!!! Sound the alarm!!!
"Free" healthcare. Where do you think that healthcare came from? Incredibly high taxes. Not only that, but they are being flooded with immigrants. On top of all that, you are ridiculed for being proud of your home country.
Not pessimists. Some people actually prefer to be honest. This country is not going in the right direction
Your tribe was awfully pessimistic during the Bush dynasty
Tribe? Also, who wasn't? A lot of things went wrong during that time. It's hard to keep a country calm. At least Bush didn't make deals concerning nuclear warfare with terrorists
To those who say we are descending into socialism, that is not the case. We are in agreeance that this country is heading the wrong way, but when the power is concentrated in he hands of the few that is not socialism, that's some sort of fascism
just fyi, fascism has nothing to do with that. i think you're looking for oligarchy.
It's Stalinist-Marxism. There were varied implementations of Marxism.
In a world where the wealthy few can practically buy elections with unrestricted campaign finance, we are almost certainly moving in the wrong direction. i think If we reverse citizens United ruling, then once again we, the people, can make progress
We have been spiraling towards statism and eventually totalitarianism for well over century now
those right track/wrong track polls have been upside down since as long as I've been into politics, 1998. I ignore them because they're meaningless
We've had 2 mass shootings in a day. What do you think?
In some ways yes, in others no.
Socially it is. Fiscally? Not at all!
Socially, it couldn't be more screwed up. Pull your head out of obamas rectum and you both might just see that.
Sorry, I don't really agree.
Sorry that you hate equality. That's your problem.
OK. Someone please explain to me how we're moving into inequality, or how we're moving into the wrong direction socially.
Because bigots are no longer allowed to use offensive slurs whenever they want to and they have to watch as gay people flaunt their happiness in their faces. It must suck living under that oppression.
Nothing's stopping them anyway. I think there's too much political correctness, but people are getting tired of it too.
We're headed in the right direction in regards to Cuba, Iran, Gitmo, lowering incarceration rates, and gay marriage is finally behind us. Economically? The road comes to a dead end.
I'm just chillin in cedar rapids
Technology is ruining the country in many ways
It's fixing it. It's not 1960s anymore sir
You're an idiot!
Ruining it?? Haha look around you idiot..
-posted from your smartphone
-before going to work at a company that relies off technology.
I am young, and I don't have a job yet. And I mean it's causing a social decay
We are the most social we've ever been thanks to technology.
How is it causing social decay?
I want your words. Not your parents words.
It must suck to be conservative and spend your life so angry about everything.
It must suck to be liberal and spend your life so oblivious about everything.
Lol "you liberals are always so oblivious to the boogeymen living in my mind!"
Extreme liberals and extreme conservatives are both fucked up.
Socially yes; Financially no
How is this country not heading in the right direction? We're not Greece and we're not North Korea. Those seem like pluses to me. Granted we could have better health care (universal would be nice). But this country isn't going to shit.
I am happy to see most of us can agree it's not
We're definitely suffering societal decay.
"Definitely" haha okay...
Socially for the most part yes but as a whole, no. We need to get money out of politics
apart from this app i believe in the long run progressives will win and establish a sustainable form of society in the US.
I agree. Most of the people on this app are a little weird.
If most of the people are weird, then isn't there something to be said about that fact? Perhaps there is something those "most" have figured out the least have yet to understand?
Why thank you. I'll take that as a compliment 😄😄😄
Since 6/26 yes very much so
Not with liberal idiots and this PC crap. No.
Because liberals are the only reason? Hmm okay...
Guaranteed you get most of your news from Fox.
Yup. Look where obamas taking us.
Fox tells the news how it is. Not with liberal spin.
Not with a liberal spin. You're correct.
With a right wing nut job spin.
If you think one news source is unbias.. You are too stupid for this app.
Obama isn't acting alone.
He has all of congress..
So if you think this is a one man job.. You're too stupid to live.
Doesn't help Obama rejects every republican backed bill.
And the fuckin speaker rejects ANYTHING Obama does.
It's a two way street you moron.
We risk government shutdowns all the time.. That's because of BOTH republicans and democrats..
You're a fuckin moron..
K that's your opinion.
It's not an opinion that's a fact
Ray.. I'm sorry!! I feel for your lack of intelligence..
Luckily.. There's hope. Stop being a dumbass!!!
It's fun pissing people off:)
No congress in HISTORY has filibustered more the GOP legislators during Obama's time in office.
Obama is the least liberal democrat since Hillary, they claim to be progressive yet they refuse push fiscally liberal agendas, because all they want is the money
Growning nationalism and a strong sense of disunity. No, don't think so.
What's wrong with nationalism?
When I read these comments I can only think about the recent poll that shows such a high percentage of users of this app are young. The comments scare me for the future more than the direction our government is heading in.
The direction we're headed in is so wrong that it isn't funny.
Maybe you can be specific?
Obamacare, welfare for illegals, neglecting veterans, unprotected borders, Iran deal, relations with Cuba, dysfunctional justice department, failed stimulus, putting off the keystone pipeline, gay marriage, protecting sanctuary cities, ignoring ISIS
Cutting military spending, increased welfare spending. Basically anything that has happened since Obama has been in office.
No because the right wants supreme corporate power while the left wants to overload us with expensive and ultimately hindering social programs.
68% democrats say yes and only 7% republicans
This gives me a couple polls. Stand by.
Bias polls no doubt...
"Why do you think this country sucks"
Answer 1: Obama
Answer 2: other liberals
Yeah I'd rather not view that poll..
It's not Greece - yet. So it's not so bad - yet.
Don't kid yourself. Look at the debt clock and say "that's not that bad"
I think you missed that I said yet. Right now we're OK, but it's coming. I cannot guess when 5 years, 10 or 20 who knows.
Sadly, I do not.
It would be moving in the correct direction a lot faster if the obstructionist nihilist Republicans would get out of the way.
I've never seen any nihilist republicans before...
Yea. So the debt reaches 24trillion and the economy will fall, will be worse than 1929.
Becuase of liberals
Heading for the toilet.
Socially yes. Everything else is lacking.