We have many serious problems looming over us as a country. I am tired of passing off our Country’s debt to the next generation. I think the buck needs to stop and it needs to stop now. I have a whole list of problems I would like to see addressed, but this one tops my list. If we do not take action on our overspending, it will reach a point where the next generation will not be able to manage overspending.
Pick a topic or two that you feel strongly about and read along.
We each have our topics of concern. We feel strongly about this problem and some of us work our way up the chain by sending email, making phone calls, personal visits, whatever is the most effective means of communication to elected officials. No matter who you email, speak to, write, or see, they all give you their word they are working as hard on this problem as they can given their limited influence. Of course if they had their way, it would be solved already.
This rhetoric goes all the way up to the President. Of course each department and political party is blaming the other. I was wondering why my elected officials sit in their House or Senate chairs or offices, and seemingly take no action whatsoever to do anything more than pay lip service.
I became more curious when a Senator went go on national television as one did today and stated (paraphrased): ….if their party were to go along with the Presidents plan or suggestion it would be a coup for the Democratic President, and might help the Democrats hoist another candidate into the presidency at the next election.
I thought about his statement. Nothing in it about how whatever he was against is harmful, not fairly thought out, carried out, or implemented. Not a word along those lines about what could be wrong with the idea in general.
Nor did this Senator say or pledge he would work hard to ensure a better plan is found, introduced, and passed. That was an important omission I thought.
In fact I did not hear anything about the Senator’s, or his parties interest in seeing any sort of legislation of the type he was against come into being at all! The only statement made was allowing the measure to be passed into law would be a coup for the President and the Democratic Party.
Think about the previous paragraphs for a few seconds and let me know if they makes you angry? I was angry after hearing it. The Senator and his Party have no interest in creating or modifying any suggested plan?
I do not know how you feel, but to me that rhetoric was spoken by a man who draws a bigger paycheck from other sources than he does from the constituents who elected him!
Is this Senator’s Capitol Hill office the Golden Egg? Did he arrive in the promised land? His paycheck collected as tax from citizens like you and me must chicken feed compared to the real money he is receiving to be so arrogant and distant. After all what could a petty paycheck be to an ocean of money offered for not taking action, or deliberately blocking legislation?
If monies from “Special Interests” makes a Senators pay check seem small, where does that leave the American People? Should we research a companies political, environmental, and social views before we buy their product? Do we have a say in a companies financial political contributions? I think we do.
Government was created mostly for business and business interests. Unless there is about to be a nationwide riot, Government spends the least amount of money required for the general welfare of the most people. Most of our government expenses are directed at keeping, gaining, and creating new markets for American Business ventures, not for a new vacation hot spot for Americans.
From the Environment, to Interstate Highways to Airports, to our Railways, it’s all about Big Business needs and imperatives. The thought that Joe taxpayer benefits a little after paying so much is a by product.
I used to think our elected officials had our best interests in mind when they went to Capitol Hill. There they would create and pass legislation to benefit the American People. Those days are long gone. Now days anyone who even mentions helping the average American is branded as wasteful, out of touch, and maybe even un-American.
The little guy (you and me) are just another third world country with nothing worth having inside its borders except a labor force. I am tired of feeling this way. Maybe these minor party politicians are not as whacky as we are led to believe they are by the media. Perhaps they do have a clear picture of what is wrong and how to fix it? I am going to look at them closer the next election.
I am only one person and one vote. Special Interests has no real interest in my welfare. What about you and your welfare? The more I think about this, it seems that this Senator, and others like him have little interest in making America better, perhaps their focus is in only promoting their own financial agenda.