“Over 23 million unemployed people in this country” – Paul Ryan. Does this mean the current administration is to blame? Could a different administration saved any jobs? What about the Bush years when full time jobs were traded for part time no benefit jobs? Could the GOP have done any better over the last four years?
Would the GOP have lost more jobs than this number which is probably conservative? Does the contender have any real plans to make changes or is it rhetoric and complaining for emotional support at the poll.
‘Save and rebuild Small Business’ is a fantasy I am hearing a lot of, along with protecting Small Business. Create more jobs through small business. It makes me wonder how many more small business concerns I personally can support? How about you? Can you help to keep any more small businesses solvent and productive? Can you do any more to help small business grow? I did not think so.
Let’s drill for oil and gas. That will create jobs. Factions of politicians have been touting the oil and gas exploration horn for jobs since at least the early seventies. If they had started more aggressive drilling and exploration in the early seventies, would there be more jobs now in the the early twenty-tens? Remember the Alaskan Pipeline? Where are all those workers now?
All the noise of the political parties sounds nice. If you listen closely, it is, “much ado about nothing”. No one has the solution, no one has the support. In the mean time the challenging party want to ignore abortion, and support guns. Guns really has been a pressing issue of mine these last years. I think our second amendment is safe for the next few years.
How about the economic and military wars we are conducting against the threats to our way of life. How willing are we to keep going down this path to make the American way of life a way of life around the world?
About immigration and health care. Most of the people who historically can not afford health care are comprised of minorities. So what if they have unwanted babies, or die young. They are only minorities, and some here illegally after all. Is this an opinion you hold? I think we all need some degree of health care.
“A total of 40% of companies in America did not offer health insurance to their employees in 2011, according to the annual employer health benefits report conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and The Health Research & Educational Trust.” How about that? What do these people do when they need medical care?
The challenging party wants to reduce medical coverage for old people. What this means is reduce medical coverage for the average American. The average American retires poor. They are no use to building the economy any more, why should they be protected.
We may as well include our military veterans who come back home missing body parts. We have a history of shorting them. They already gave the best they had. What use are they now that have disabilities, some of them requiring around the clock care. Maybe we should pull their feeding tubes and be done with them?
The Republican party wants America to go back to the America of 1776. That America was not so good unless you were wealthy and a land owner. If you were neither life was pretty pitiful. Is this what you want for your future?
Abortion, says the GOP party potential Vice President to be is, “Silent on”. Silent means if you are poor or an immigrant you may as well have kids, so you can eek out a little credit and join the ranks of the new slavery system of the 2000’s. The slavery of having just enough credit to go into unrecoverable debt. The average poorer family arrives at a point where their personal debt will never be paid off. They end up working for a faceless slave master.
However if you are wealthy enough, abortion need never be an issue. When you are wealthy, abortion can be taken care of privately and none of your upstanding true blue friends will ever know you and your family participated in destroying a human life by abortion.
But let’s get back to jobs which are a safe topic. Where do you do your shopping? Do you support your local businesses, allowing them to stay in business and expand, helping them to pay their help a livable wage, and provide health insurance? I wish I could say I do.
The best I can say is I try to. I buy local and support my local business as I can. I also shop where the best prices are, because I too have to live within my budget. We have a problem in our United States. It is not a problem we created. That was done before most of us were born.
We have an economy based on money flowing from hand to hand. Unfortunately thanks to who we allowed to run our country in the past, those hands are mostly uphill from our own hand. What does a rich man do with his money? He keeps it.
Our ecological systems are falling apart. Lake Elsinore is collapsing likely due to over intensive mining . California is going to slide into the ocean. The mighty Mississippi River is drying up. There is a new Midwest wood tick disease.
The mosquito born West Nile virus is now a real virus, and rampant. Introduced exotic species are taking over Florida and much of our river systems. They are killing off our original animal and plant species. Feral Pigs are living in all but a few states now. Texas recently put a bounty on them. These are real issues we need to deal with. Some cities are over run with wild dog packs. The Great Lakes are dying from invasive clams.
There are no easy or simple answers, or a short list of problems. Make sure you are hearing answers to the real questions, and do not let emotion guide your hand. Do not let them pump out more of the same old rhetoric.
Those old hotbed issues are safe, and will likely not be overturned. It’s the new issues, the economy and environment that are in serious trouble and need fixing. A slice of rhetoric handed out as bread crust for the hungry is not the solution.
The world is most likely not going to end this year. Let’s see some focus on issues and not nit-picking away at an agenda that no one group can solve alone. Lets talk about where we are right now, and this is what we have to deal with. I want to hear about long term fixes, not short term fairy tales. Do we have either party aligned or focused on the real issues, or have they all turned to rhetoric throwing?
However you feel, get out and vote this november on the real issues, and not on emotions or tired out rhetoric. Your future is at stake.