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NiteStryker

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#1 14 years ago

Ok, first off, this isnt a 'anti-Bush / Pro Kerry' thread, or vice versa...I dont want any of that here.

I want to kno whats one thing u dont like about your government. Something they did, or didnt do, or wont do. It can be state government or federal government, but I dont want this to be a pro or anti bush / pro or anti Kerry. If what you dont like can be related to the president's lack of action, then mention it, but dont let it get out of hand, just be brief about it. They, other people can agree with you, or disagree with you, but tone down any kinda of flaming to a minimum. (PS- I dont want anyone to say that something u dont like about the government is the commander-in-chief, or whos leading it (aka the president)....pick something else if thats ur only complaint.

What I dont like is the state and federal government's actions on illegal immigration here in Southern Califorina. The government refuses to do anything about it because they dont want to offend any of the legal immigrants and risk loosing their vote. They refuse to protect national security so they can keep a job.

There are over 2 million illegal mexicans here in South Cali. They get free healthcare..at taxpayer expense. They take up all the jobs, so teens cant get em.

Just a few weeks ago, 12 Border Patrol agents in Temecula, a city in mid-south Cali, rounded up 400 illegal imigrants. Very impressive, right?

Wrong. After finding that out, the government halted Border Patrol sweeps so that the illegals wouldnt get mad or some stupid reason.

Washington and the US Government wont step in. I think that Republicans could win Califorina if they focused on the huge illegal immigration issue. The President could send the national guard to help the border patrol enforce the borders.




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#2 14 years ago

I hate the way Tony Blair blindly follows Bush.

I also don't agree with the way he handles education. Good state schools get better, the bad ones get worse.




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#3 14 years ago

How does Blair handle education? I dont kno anything about England's system




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#4 14 years ago

Basically you have private schools (you pay for ou of your pocket) and state schools (included in tax). Private schools are none of his business, so I'll focus on state.

Each district has it's own schools. The council tax from that district pays for them. Unfortunately gradually imbalences have crept in (which are highlighted to the population by ridiculous league tables), and certain schools have become better than others. Naturally everyone wants their kids to go to the good school, and because you don't have to go to school in your own district (which i think you should have to) the good schools get loads of applications and therefore get the cream. The schools that were bad, get people who dont want to be there anyway. End result, great division between good schools and poor schools. Also issue of people in one district are paying council tax and therefore essentially paying for the schooling of a child from another district. Obviously people get pissed off about this. Whereas if you HAD to go to school in your district, there would be a more even spread of abilities. The parents of the good children, instead of not giving a crap like many of the bad children's parents, would push for improvement within the school, pushing the standards of all the schools up together, instead of developing an imbalanced and elitist school system.




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#5 14 years ago
grishankHis explination above

So basicially its the fact that some schools are getting more money, and then it creates a snowball effect and more kids go there so they get more money, and thats less for the poor schools, did I get that right?

I would be mad about that...




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#6 14 years ago

Okay one thing I hate about Texas is that they cannot drive now without a parent in the car until they are 18. Yeah I don't live in Texas but a ton of my friends do and I feel for them. One thing I don't like about the Bush administration is how he handled Iraq. I still think we should have gone in, but the way we went in wasn't the best. Okay, we should have at least waited for sufficient evidence. Getting rid of Saddam Hussein was in no way a bad thing, besides the fact that a small population of his followers are going crazy and blowing up stuff because they can't get their way. On illegal immigration, I wish whoever is in charge would be a LOT more stricter on protecting our borders, whether it be Bush or whoever, it does not matter. Please, just stop letting these people in. They are leeching off of the good people in America.




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#7 14 years ago

I hate the way special interests and corporations have so much influence on both wings and parties.




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#8 14 years ago

I hate government. The less the better, which is why I am a libertarian. People should be in total control of their lives, and not lean on the govt to do stuff for them.




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#9 14 years ago
NapalmI hate government. The less the better, which is why I am a libertarian. People should be in total control of their lives, and not lean on the govt to do stuff for them.

;) I like that. Democrats think they can do a bette job handling your money and all that stuff. They luuuv the government. I am in no way an anarchist but we do need less government, which is one thing Bush disapoints me on. Maybe he will be able to reduce the government in his second term.




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#10 14 years ago

Which is why I am amazed that many democrats hate the patriot act, because it extends the government and gives the govt more control, which is what the democrats really want to achieve, a more equal (and less free) society by means of a large government.