Do I give a crap about being politically correct. No. If all politicians don’t suck its only because they are too new at it.
It’s really difficult to avoid talking politics today. Everyday I’m inundated with emails about our representatives from all levels of government about what crimes and negligence they are part of. No matter which side you stand by (and I really can’t believe that some still are staunch supporters of their party), you have to be questioning what the hell is going on. Politicians at all levels are ripping us off, practicing insider trading, overtaxing us to pay for their special interest groups, lying under oath (see Holder), committing crimes (see Fannie/Freddie), not being arrested and then being placed in new positions under this administration and so on and so on. This is not only sickening and disgraceful, but what I don’t understand is that so many of the general public still think that this is just part ‘conspiracy theory” nonsense, racism or even worse, they just accept it.
When, if at any time will this end? Are people not fed up enough to demand that our politicians be held accountable for this mess we are in? Its time to stop this business as usual and elect people who aren’t lifetime politicians. How about running the country like it was a small business. When a small business owner faces declining business, he can’t raise prices and expect that customers will come in and just pay more. He has to cut expenses, trim the fat and possibly take home less income to save jobs and the business itself. I have an idea. How about our politicians pay into social security, Obama-care(or whatever the health plan is we are mandated to join), limit terms with no pensions or lifetime pay and eat from the same dish they are serving us. Wouldn’t that help trim the deficit? After all, we have all been asked to suck it up and pay more in taxes to fix the mess they created but never once do we see our reps taking a hit for the better of the country. Is it really that difficult to comprehend? No, not really but why would anyone buy into that notion if its never demanded of them.
Wake up folks! Your losing your homes and retirement savings with no better plan ahead to help you get them back. Politicians are still living and saving at the same levels they have been for years. Has any of them been affected by this like we have? Our President, his family, his staff and lower level politicos continue to fly around our country on taxpayers dollars while a great majority of us are worrying about where the next paycheck will come from. Does it make sense that the employee in this case does better than the employer? Where else in the world does that happen?
Wake up! Its getting late and your letting this happen. Get out and vote for who’s better on their platform, not who’s better on camera. Hold the next group accountable and lets start working on “real change” this time.
Just one man’s Opinion
The Regular Guy
more government = less freedom
Both major parties are guilty of growing the government. When more than half of eligible voters pay ZERO federal income tax and believe that the rest of us should pay for their benefits, we have reached the point of no return.
Two centuries ago, a somewhat obscure Scotsman named Tytler made this profound observation: “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy.”
It is so sad that the lying and cheating done by each and every politician is accepted by the voters. Unfortunately, the younger voters are only concerned with how the candidate looks on the TV screen. They don’t read the articles about any official and what their track record has been or what they support. This country can not run much longer at this pace. Gas 3.33 a gallon, two bags of groceries 75.00, property taxes go up to give the police a raise to 105,000 a year to start in South Jersey, along with total benefits. The teachers make so much less and we expect our kids to grow up and know how to read. The world is out of balance. I do not have any ideas how to fix it rapidly,but at least I do VOTE in every election. NOT every AMERICAN-AMERICAN does that. I also proudly flag my AMERICAN-AMERICAN flag daily. I pray to GOD and I read my BIBLE. That’s where I place my HOPE!!!! JUst another guys opinion
Always a tough subject to discuss. Don’t think any party is any different then the other anymore. You can find dirt on anyone if you look hard enough. Television has certainly had a big impact on how we view politicians as well as anyone else including sports stars and celebrities. Things are truly out of balance. Too many imigrants not paying their taxes is just part of the problem. Part of it stems from buisnesses paying them cash under the table. Also seems that if your a drug addict, you can get all kinds of free help, but if your on the straight and just need some basic medical help, it costs an awful lot. Wouldn’t it be nice for a politician to have the balls and stand up and say “Yes immigrants are welcomed, but you have 6 months to a year to get a paying job that taxes are taken out of and pay for your medical coverage, if not you will asked to leave”. So many come here and don’t pull their weight, get free rides, and then have the nerve to bad mouth our government and country and no does anything about it! This election will very interesting and the hopes on the future are surly in question. Thank you Regular Guy for opening this subject up in this forum.
More people should be like yourself and be concerned about how our reps are allowing illegals more rights and benefits then the people who elected them. Keep spreading the word about how you feel and maybe we can get them to start listening. Stay well Bub.
That Bible, which most of our founding fathers used in forming our country, is being removed from this same country by our politicians and legal system. There are some real scary things happening in front of our eyes and most people are either blind to it or think its all paranoia from the conservative side. A lot of empires fell thinking that it could never happen. Remember the saying about “those who do not learn from their history are doomed to repeat it.” Don’t have to look to far back to remember what happened in Germany when Hitler promised them the government would take care of them. Good thing there are some of us who see whats happening and don’t like it.
True statement huh? Again, scary that this is whats happening here and unless we get new leadership in November we are in for some rougher times ahead and maybe a middle class revolution. You can only hold people down for so long before they turn to desperate measures to protect and care for themselves and their families. The sad part is they fall right into the government plans of making them have to survive on taxpayers money( ie: unemployment), which in turns keeps them getting votes.