Originally Posted by Rohirrim
The United States of America is not a business. That's your first mistake. It was not brought into existence to make a profit. This is how ****ed up the American concept of government has become. Here's the mission statement of the U.S.: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.
Show me a business with that mission statement.
Second, the purpose of the United States is not to able you make a profit. I mean jesus ****ing christ!
Third, your premise of Romney being a good president because he was a businessman (what kind of businessman is a whole another subject) has already been shattered. Here's the three presidents who have been businessmen: George Bush, Herbert Hoover and Warren Harding. All three of them sucked.
It very much is a business. That you don't see that is one of your greatest mistakes politically and financially. It's a failing business. It has poor infrastructure, operations, and ability to make money. Would you invest is such a company? No you wouldn't.
George Washington was a business man. Jefferson was a businessman(who died broke). TR was a businessman and there are many more including Wilson, McKinley, and so on. You don't know your history.
You keep quoting the preamble and it doesn't help your arguments. And hell...a profit? I'd just like the US to break even. lol