With all the recent stories in the headlines, do you think America has taken steps backwards as a whole?

Asked by: RidgeF
  • Cuts made to our future send us back to the cold war.

    Every cut has been a set back in a fight for a better place for our children and for a future of a unenlightened population in perpetual war.
    Eliminates the Senior Community Service Employment Program, which helps low-income seniors find work.
    Closes centers for Job Corps, a job-training program for disadvantaged youth.
    Eliminates grants that help nonprofit groups and public agencies pay for safety and health training.
    Eliminates climate-change prevention programs, including pledged payments to U.N. climate-change programs.
    Reduces funding for U.N. peacekeeping.
    Cuts to the EPA are devastating.
    Eliminates more than 50 programs and 3,200 jobs.
    Discontinues funding for international climate-change programs.
    Cuts funding for the Office of Research and Development in half.
    Cuts funding for the Superfund cleanup program and the Office of Enforcement and Compliance.
    Cuts $102 million of funding from Earth science, terminating four missions aimed at understanding climate-change.
    Cuts $119 million of $148 million for the National Endowment for the Arts
    Cuts $106 million of $148 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities
    Cuts $207 million of $230 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services
    Cuts $415 million of $445 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which supports public television and radio, including PBS and NPR.

  • Mitt Romney - nuff said

    In many ways the USA (im canadian) has progressed like in your argument on less racism/sexism etc. But thats somewhat misleading because the world as a whole has progressed along the same lines. But in many ways, for example political and religlious ways, I believe your stepping back. And as funny as it may seem all I have to do to prove that is say mitt rominy, sarah palin, george bush. You were waaaaay to close to having rominy as president. (a morman who took his slogan from the KKK i believe)

  • Yes, yes I do

    The Zimmerman case is rekindling old racial tensions, we are obsessed with famous people that are richer than us even though they don't have talent, their is little to no focus on international affairs, and the majority of magazines and "news" is superficial and irrelevant. I guess you could say America hasn't gone backwards, because we have never had a bigger generation of idiots.

  • Look around your surroundings!!

    Listening to people's views around me on the George Zimmerman acquittal, Gay Marriage, World affairs and peers my age not wanting to be lawyers/doctors/teachers but the next big thing in Hollywood, etc. I would conclude Yes,America is becoming out of whack. America's taking two steps forward and three steps back. Quite disappointing.

  • Our society continues to advance.

    The type of story we see today in the headlines is no more prevalent than it was in the past- we just SEE more of it due to 24 hour news media and the internet.
    We have never in America had a time with LESS racism, LESS sexism, LESS intolerance and bigotry. The two most hated minorities in America, gays and atheists, are gaining more ground in regards to civil rights and facing less discrimination. Do we still have a ways to go? Sure- but things were NOT better in previous generations.

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