Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Election 2012

What happens now? Where do we go from here? Nationally not much has changed. A few seats in congress changed hands, but the Republicans still control the House and Democrats still control the Senate. President Obama must still try to get the two houses of Congress to agree (fat chance). The Republicans will not allow taxes to be levied against anyone, Democrats will  not allow the top 2% of wage earners to get away without being taxed more. Republicans will quote the bible and condemn gay marriage and abortions, while Democrats will rant about the environment and equality. Well let me tell you equality is a fantasy and Congress is filled with old, senile morons who have no grip on reality or current events. Most want to live in a fantasy world of begone times. Those lucky few who have some kind of reality check are junior members with little or no power. I believe the newer members have dreams and goals but the senior members soon destroy those ambitions and the junior members become disheartened and browbeaten into submission. It's a sad turn of events when the citizens of this country blame the P.O.T.U.S., expecting him to snap his fingers and make everything perfect. I believe President Obama would like to have that kind of power, good or bad, just to be able to make Congress agree. I am no fan of President Obama, but I am a fan of democracy and the United States of America. I also am not a fan of Republicans or Democrats (I think the party system is just a way of dividing the country, playing smoke and mirrors). People rarely agree on specifics, but nearly all agree politics in America is broken. Congress is corrupt and disillusioned. The purpose of Congress is to do the bidding of their constituents. Good luck with that idea! Members of Congress only worry about getting re-elected for his/her next term. Our senators and representatives tell us, the citizens, they are working hard for us when in reality they are making backroom deals, getting rich, and destroying the country a little piece at a time. Special interest groups and lobbyists own Congress, not the American people. Lobbyists on the payroll of huge corporations and unions. A truly sad turn of events. I bet this wasn't what the founding fathers were planning.

Arizona state politics have become a circus of clowns in most instances. Arizona politicians work as well as Ford's Edsel did, a failure! We have one politician working to be a celebrity instead of working for the people of the state. Another is too busy being a politician to listen to the people of its (I say its because this person doesn't deserve human acknowledgement) district. Others are lazy or stupid, while a small portion work themselves crazy to do the job we elected them to do. Our state government spends too much time on any other number of issues that have no baring on jobs, the economy, education, or fiscal policy. Arizona is at the bottom of the barrel in education and economic reform. The state is basically broke, schools are failing the student body (don't get me started on the faculty's "hands" on approach to education in this state), and Governor Brewer is more intent on fighting with President Obama (and making a fool of herself in the process) than she is fixing our state.

Politics in America continues to amaze me. I know I'm not smart enough to fix the problem, but I am dumb enough to know when I'm being fed a BS sandwich and being told it's prime rib. Term limits for Congress members would eliminate the crusty, mummified remains we fondly know as our reps and senators. The P.O.T.U.S. has a limit, why not Congress? Well I guess a guy can dream...


1 comment:

Angel Locke said...

I agree with 99.9% of this. I say this because I love Obama, mostly because of his character. I think he would be a great civil rights activist, but he has to play moderator for congress. I think he is a kind, passionate, honest individual (as honest as you can be as a politician). However, I am neither Republican or Democrat. I may seem like a Democrat because of my views, but I do not identify as a Dem. I am registered as independent because I think people should make up their own minds and decide on issues instead of listening to propaganda from one side or the other. I do not identify as a Democrat, though I believe in our demoCRAZY. It is a crazy place to live, but one of the best places to live because of our choices and opportunities. I am not a fan of this state. Its only redeeming factors are the weather, no natural disasters (Brewer actually could be considered a natural disaster but I dont wont to be here all day ranting about that crazy broad), and my wonderful family. Although my family and I dont see eye-to-eye on issues I love being able to have discourse with them and learn from them just as they learn from me. I think it is absolutely absurd to make accusations about people because they are one party or the next. Liberals aren't always looking for hand-outs, I, for one, work VERY hard for my money and I give to charity as often as I can. For people to be so divided between Republican this and Democrat that, is insane. We are ALL Americans and should do more collaborating instead of blaming. All-in-all, I like being in the hands of Obama, he genuinely wants to compromise and help the middle class; a class in which makes up the majority of this country, including me. Did things go to shit the last four years? You can say yes, but look at other things he has accomplished. He ended an unnecessary war, he repealed Dont Ask, Dont Tell, he was in office when Bin Ladin was killed. Maybe his problem is that he is trying to do too much in such a short period of time, but the man doesnt have full control. Congress decides. Congress runs this country, the president is just the front man. Are gas prices higher? Yes. Is unemployment high? Yes. This is not new, this doesn't JUST happen under a Democrat president. We need to stop blaming and do what we can to help each other. I really don't know all that much about politics but there are a million things that can be changed, fixed, repealed, etc., its not going to happen overnight. They both talked about creating jobs, what they need to do is make it illegal for huge corporations to outsource work to other countries and hire Americans. Will this happen? No. Multi-billion dollar profits are too important to the rich guys at the top so they would rather pay a poor Indian fifty cents an hour because paying someone what they are worth is too costly for them. Big corporations own this country with all of their loopholes and its destroying us as a nation. Stop outsourcing, start making things in the US and find an oil source of our own so the big oil companies in the middle east can play their game somewhere else. Another thing that bothers me is why the heck doesn't every building in Arizona have some kind of solar panel? Why aren't we harvesting the one thing that is almost certain day-in and day-out here in AZ? It makes no sense.....anyway, this was more of a ramble than anything. I could probably go on and on but I don't have the energy nor the time. Must go to bed so that I can work to pay my loans that I have so that I can have the job that I work....-Angel-