How happy are you with the current state of politics in your country?

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How good/bad is the state of politics in your country?

  1. Absolutely terrible, I am ashamed of this country. Actually I am considering moving out of it.

    7.8%
  2. Very bad - politicians are totally corrupt and selfish, there's lot of populism etc.

    21.7%
  3. Rather bad, I am unhappy with many things, but it's tolerable.

    33.3%
  4. OK, I guess. Could be better, could be worse.

    17.8%
  5. Good, actually, we're moving in the right direction.

    7.8%
  6. Very good. I am proud of my country's political culture.

    7.0%
  7. We've achieved utopia, nobody comes close to our way of doing civilized politics.

    4.7%
  1. kramerfan86

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    America's politics are a joke right now. Its two parties that arent all that different who perpetually lie and rather than fix problems just offer up bribes to the electorate.
     
  2. Gilder

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    It could be better, but it could also be a lot worse. There isn't complete chaos and anarchy, the government's not shooting everyone in the streets and our elections tend to go off without a hitch except for the sore losers on every side. None of our rights have been completely stripped away, the sky's not falling in, there's no draft and everything is pretty peaceful.

    On the other hand, it seems like the state and federal governments and the fan clubs that surround them like to waddle around in stupidity. The local town government gets a bit of a pass since they barely do anything to even point out it still exists except for the town council and school committee getting their pictures on the front page of the little fish rag that they print around here. Granted, if this were Providence or Newport, they'd probably have a little more limelight and chances for stupidity.

    The state and federal governments would probably be a lot better without their cheerleaders attempting to pass off as journalists. Although with the state government there isn't any circus going on like the federal, but they sure as hell act like it is. The Governor can't get along with State Assembly for no other reason then he's a Republican and they're all Democrats and because they're all a bunch of brats on the playground who can't get along because one of them has cooties. Or something stupid like that.

    The federal government... do I really need to go on about that? Democrats seem to like abandoning their side of the spectrum in favor of becoming more like the Republicans, but without the spines of knee-jerk reaction to everything. None of which is helped by the elaborate circus going on around them, which only gets worse and worse.

    But it still could be a lot worse. Could be a lot better, but it could still be a lot worse.
     
  3. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    Suppose that's a matter of opinion. :) I don't disagree with anything V's said, but I don't think stability outweighs all the flying feces. (This is a pretty common marker of the L/R divide, anyway.)
     
  4. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    Edit: Forget it.
     
  5. Quackers

    Quackers The Frog

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    All three major parties agree with neo-liberal capitalism which has lost us many jobs - it seems our politicians would rather give them to Chinese. Even China has some tarriffs. All 3 major parties agree with tax code which pervesly penalises families with two parents and the tax system actually encourages them to live seperately - which is basically massive social engineering something the government should not get into and something the Soviets tried to do in the 1920s (break up marriage and families). The police force has been wrecked you used to see them walking on the same street every 15 minutes all day which really did prevent crime - now they are what I call a "rapid response unit" you only need them after the crime - when in the past beat policing prevent a lot of crime. They wear big green flourescant jackets like some continental European gendarme demanding you stop taking pictures of them or anything, they use anti-terror laws to clear demonstrations when paper darts are used and lots of figure massaging police in Norfolk were told not to report criminal damage on cars as a crime.

    Abortion law which massacares 200,000 unborn people every year for the past 40 years. Rampant political correctness a 9 year old boy was forced to apologise to his class after he pointed his finger at his Polish friend whilst playing toy soldiers and said "We've got to shoot the German army" I mean get your priorities straight. Local councils using anti-terror legislation to snoop on householders ensuring they put the correct rubbish into their bins.

    High taxes a welfare state which penalies you getting a job. Lack of a foreign policy too much getting bullied around by USA/EU.

    All 3 major parties have reached a consensus on this - apart from LibDems concerning the anti-terror (Bring on the Freedom Act!).
     
  6. Earthling

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    Bad poll with an odd definition of populism, but w/e.
     
  7. Kerozine

    Kerozine Deity

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    Content that its politics aren't as ******** as other countries', but ultimately disappointed.
     
  8. Huayna Capac357

    Huayna Capac357 Deity

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    Absolutely terrible. I am 100% dissatisfied with the US's political situation. All countries right now have bad political systems. I would consider moving to Canada if I had the means and/or age, but that would fix little, as their political climate is essentially the same.

    EDIT: Exaggerating quite a bit.
     
  9. TheLastOne36

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  10. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    The hyperbole is so thick you could cut it with a knife.
     
  11. Huayna Capac357

    Huayna Capac357 Deity

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    I am being hyperbolic. I am probably only about 50% dissatisfied. Or less. But I do get frustrated.

    EDIT: And Canada itself I would move to because I like the country (Francophonic too) and because of its closeness, not because I perceive it to be more liberal.
     
  12. Gooblah

    Gooblah Heh...

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    Four centuries? :eek: I guess you count the original colonists?

    I dunno. I mean, the points VR gives are valid, and in terms of strict existence and the barest of responsibilities, the government is functioning well. However, I think that the level of inefficiency and waste is astounding. The obsession with pundits and scare tactics is distracting from the honest debates this country needs (and has needed). I mean, it's not terrible (corruption is minimal, etc.), but it could be improved. I voted for the OK option.

    Also: populism is a mark of bad politics?
     
  13. Leonel

    Leonel Breakfast Connoisseur

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    Okay I guess. Perhaps a little more pleased with this administration than the last one. I was pretty neutral about Bush II's admin.
     
  14. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    18th, 19th, 20th, 21st.
     
  15. bhsup

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    Careful wording :)
    "ACROSS" four centuries. 18th (1787 constitution!), 19th, 20th, and now in the 21st :)
     
  16. Rossiya

    Rossiya Fridge Magnet Porn

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    18th, 19th, 20th, 21st.
     
  17. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    I voted Rather Bad.

    I'm guessing you voted Very.
    Edit: it appears as though you did not vote. Why not? :p
     
  18. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    I'm happy that the government is stable and functional even when changing people. But the politics of doing that I'm not happy about. The demonization of opponents and dishonesty of ideologues spoil it.
     
  19. Ecofarm

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    I think there is too much partisan hackery, but yurp says we are all the same... so I guess we are having about the right amount of disagreement.
     
  20. Bigfoot3814

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    I did it protest of the current state of politics on CFC OT.
     

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