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Old 08-02-2011, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Tyburn View Post
It my paraphrasing of about three papers I read this morning which were supposed to show the world reaction to the American Deal. I thought people would be happy, and I was glad the Republican won.

But people are not happy, they are so unhappy, that the deal may not be enough to overt catastrophe. So I outlined why. I have the ability to read other peoples arguments and paraphrase in my own language...and being English its what I hear people say about Americans all the time. Sometimes I can empathize, and mostly I can understand..but I dont always aggree.

The Chinese Paper I have not personally read, I heard about it through a secondary source that described it as "Furious" and "livid"

You all jumped on criticisms of the Republicans...without realizing, I also outlined first the criticisms against the Democrats. People are largely unimpressed that it took you guys so long to come to any decision, and they dislike the bickering from BOTH parties.

But then...some of them dont care enough to understand how American politics works, they dont know what either party stand for...all they know is whilst there is no deal, there is no safety, and the longer it takes, the less confidence they have in your Government.

Most of you picked what you wanted to read because at heart, you dont really accept anything that a Non American says about America. You dont want or like any advise, however relevant, or helpful, or unhelpful it might be.

There has been next to nothing in this political section about world politics outside what I bring to your attention...there is also grande occasions when I publish news in some state before anyone from that state does.

I cant help it
Dave! Your thread title alone was good enough to start the conversation going about what's been going on in Washington with this debt ceiling deal. There were valid things in your original post like our credit rating, what that could mean regarding our loans, the elections, confidence... Just a suggestion, next time make sure everyone knows when you're paraphrasing from other sources and separate that part from your own thoughts on the matter. Maybe you won't catch so much flack next time. I doubt it, but, maybe...

Also, we do realize we are not in a vacuum here in America and things we do here often can and do affect others and not just ourselves. Believe me, a lot of Americans are not happy with what's going on in Washington with these politicians and how disconnected they still seem to be with how unhappy we are with them and all the bickering that goes on. We're not blind either, we know they've always got in mind that next election in whatever they do. "What's going to get us votes" seems to be what drives the agenda instead of "what's best for our country".
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