A Common Sense Look at Politics
I believe the average person who can run a household budget and function in everyday life has the ability to evaluate and describe some monumental hoaxes in our government. A simple everyday survival tool is to assess people by the results of their behavior and not what they say. To do otherwise is clearly self-destructive.
Those of you who have been around for several decades have seen the federal government run by both Democrats and Republicans.
A Few of the Trends for Democrats and Republicans
- The national debt goes up
- Immigration reform is about to happen, yet again
- IRS is going to be overhauled
- Overall taxes go up
- The state takes more money from the cities
- The federal government takes more money from the states
You probably can add to this list. No matter whether a Democrat or Republican administration, the same things happen over and over again.
When McCain ran against Obama, a liberal Democrat, how many people really believed his stance as a conservative Republican? Who did McCain work with and agree with most of the time? Senator Feingold, the Democrat who was listed as the most liberal of Democrats. Romney was the so-called conservative candidate who sponsored the predecessor of Obamacare. Are there any voters who believe voting in Romney would have substantially reduced the debt or would have changed Obamacare? The few politicians who defy that D.C. culture are branded as nuts and radicals by both parties and the press.
High Price of Gas Fault?
Blaming the oil companies for the price of gas? I suggest you read the following article, Gas Myths, A Commentary by John Stossel. Something else to consider, Stossel’s article does not include the taxes and fees charged to oil producers, trucking, refineries and many other services needed to get oil to the pump. If you think these aren’t taxes and fees by the government that must be passed on to the consumer, you are not capable of running a household budget. With a little study on your own, it is easy to find the facts if you ignore the political garbage. Remember, you are paying for the gas with money that already has been taxed.
Paying Off the National Debt
As for the national debt, a little math will show that our grandchildren can’t pay it off. At this point the only way to reduce it is to devalue the dollar to only a fraction of its original worth. How do you think this will affect your personal net worth?
Many voters gave up on having any input into the system because government is no longer responsive to the people; it is primarily run by government employees in D.C. and the press. When I say press, I am not excluding the so-called conservative press. They are just as much into big overwhelming government as any of the rest of them. If you don’t believe me, watch what the advocates of small government offer for solutions–more laws and more bureaucracies which cost more money. Again, I suggest you check the results, not what the press or politicians say.
Pubic School System
The power of the voter has been severely eroded by local issues which have moved to the state issues which have been moved to the federal government. One example is the schools. At one time schools were completely run and financed on a local level, then more power went to the state and finally to the federal government. Do you really feel as if you have anything to say about your local school? Public schools are a disaster and are more about teaching political agendas than basic necessary skills.
Study the Facts for Yourself
If you are concerned about our political situation, then look up the facts and make your own decision. I suggest you never rely on what our government in D.C. or the press states as fact. One parting note, when our congressmen go home, watch how blindsided they are when they hear from their local voters. That will give you an idea of how in sync they are with their D.C. clique and how out of touch they are with ‘We the People.’
Sources Used for this Article
Some Common Sense, by Middle Class Warrior at Rightardia
Gas Myths a Commentary by John Stossel, Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in Rasmussen Reports
Common Sense Capitalism blogpost shared YouTube video of Thomas Sowell interview.
Open Secrets shares information on politicians and political fundraising, as well as bills sponsored by McCain-Feingold that were ruled unconstitutional.
Huffington Post Education: US Students Still Lag Behind Foreign Peers, Schools Make Little Progress in Improving Achievement
Daily Presidential Tracking Poll by Rasmussen Reports: What they told Us Published June 1, 2013
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Published on Mar 25, 2013 by The Maryland Minutemen