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America's Demise

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Corporate greed and extreme partisanship have gotten the American people nowhere, and if they are allowed to continue in the same manner apocalyptic days may be upon us. If America is to find it's way out of this economic mess, small businesses should be the ones getting billions in government aid, not big business. The government should find new ways to deal with the economic collapse because corporate greed, extreme partisanship and a lack of aid for small businesses has not helped.

Corporate America has nearly single-handedly caused the crash of the American economy. These giants need to be reined in or they are going to cause a crash the likes of which Americans have not seen since the Great Depression. If the greed of big business is not curbed America is headed for doom. It does not help that government seems to be snugly in bed with the banks and Wall Street. Corporations are dictatorships, small businesses are families. Families succeed because of the support system they provide to one another. As the saying goes, "all for one and one for all". Dictatorships fail because one or a tiny percent of the group benefits, and the rest of the "family" is left destitute. The recent failures of major Wall Street firms and banks claimed to be "too big to fail" should have been a red flag for the government, but instead of letting them feel the pain they brought on themselves, more taxpayer money was used to bail out the very institutions who cheated ninety percent of Americans out of stability. There is nothing like being robbed, then having to pay for the lawyer of the person who robbed you. However this is exactly how things have unfolded. Government rescuing of big business needs to stop. An injection of funds for ...

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...nly a limited amount of funds to go around, the majority of these funds should be given to small businesses. Small businesses truly work for the future generations of our country, while big businesses take what they can and run.

The foundation for success of this country relies on small businesses not Corporate America. Providing relief for small businesses is no easy task. As the President tries to guide our country in the best direction there are many different angles that need to be considered. However, saving businesses that have shot themselves in the foot is not the answer. Standing blindly by your political party and shouting nonsensical rhetoric is unhelpful as well. We are approaching a breaking point, and real help is needed soon. The grim future portrayed in the book "Atlas Shrugged" is becoming an all too real possibility in the very near future.