Historically, I stay miles away from the political realm of information delivered by the bias media and spun by all parties involved to convince the masses that they or those they endorse are the best choice to make a change and begin to heal America.
Recently, however, my TV has seemed to possess my choice of channel flipping to CNN, MSMBC, FOX NEWS and the like. However hard I try to choose my favorites such as Grey’s Anatomy, Private
Practice and of course QVC, my fingers inevitably press the back button and the
spirit of GOP politics has me magnetized.
Really, people, have we not had enough of dirty pool? Are we still so self-absorbed that we wait for the next media bombardment of dirty campaigning to help us make a decision? Why are we listening to and reacting to all this? Information, whether based in fact or not can be spun to suit any position at any given time. Isn’t it time we do some of our own homework and find out what the candidates really stand for, what they have accomplished, what their experience has been and whether or not they have been
consistent in the areas that matter to us?
Here’s an easy one that, I believe could turn this whole country around, on which the candidates all seem to agree in theory; Government overspending. Think of all the millions being spent on these ads and on campaigning that could be put too much better use for America. Does it really matter whether these funds are directly from the Government or private sources? As evidenced in Iowa with Santorum, much of those spent dollars are unnecessary if one actually gets out there and does the work.
Two million dollars was raised for Santorum after the Iowa Caucus… TWO MILLION… Imagine how much money is spent on the entire campaign for all the candidates when so many families in the US are struggling. It’s obscene!
I just finished watching the Meet the Press/Facebook debate on MSNBC online. With all the surface and self-promoting rhetoric there were two statements that stood out and were most important to me.
“The biggest problem [in America] is a congress that is out of control with their spending.” Governor Rick Perry
“I find it fascinating that very very highly paid Washington commentators and Washington
analysts love the idea of pain. Who’s going to be in pain? The duty of the President is to find a way to manage the federal government so the primary pain is on changing the bureaucracy.” Newt Gingrich
On theft alone, referring to Medicare and Medicaid, he stated, we could save a hundred billion dollars a year, a trillion dollars over a ten year period if the federal government were competent and the only people in pain would be crooks.
Let all the politicians and bureaucrats take a major cut in pay, benefits, perks; cut personnel and everything in half and then let’s see what decisions come out of congress and how issues will be solved. Let them live like
hey are asking the American people to live.
In the corporate world of my own field, Insurance Broker, I have been called upon many times to organize or clean up a desk or book of business. Even when others thought the workload was overwhelming, I have never, ever found a workload that couldn’t be cut down tremendously by efficient organization and prompt handling. So much of the time, I could do the job in half the time which meant savings in time and money.
Just picture yourself at a local DMV. Do any of those employees seem to care whether they do a job well, timely, efficient or even friendly? Most do not. Why because they are government
employees who, while they may not have complete job security, they are much more
secure than their civil counterparts. They waste time and money; imagine Washington and whose money are they wasting while asking for more?
Governor Perry also spoke the truth when he said that while Obama added fuel to the fire, the problem existed way before he came to office. It was nice to hear someone acknowledge that the country is in trouble not because of a Republican or Democrat but because ALL parties OVERSPEND our