October 15, 2013
Hello my fellow Americans! How's that "hope & change" working out for you these days? Do you feel the pain that former President Bill Clinton told us he felt years ago?
Needless to say, our beloved country is in deep trouble! We are the people who have to share in the blame because it is "We the People" who have elected this current administration and the representatives in Congress who are doing what they're doing to us.
So, now the question is "how do we solve our current problems?" How do you get anything done when one side (the President) says they will not compromise, and the other side (the Republicans) continue making concessions in order to move the impasse along and, together, they can't seem to decide on anything?
Well the first answer appears to be very simple to me, start over with some new negotiators, perhaps some people who might not even be currently in Congress; people from the private sector. Allow them to bring forth suggestions to help resolve the situation we find ourselves in.
The other obvious answer is to remember all of this during next year's 2014 Mid-Term Election and vote all the incumbents 'out' who have served more than 2 terms and initiate term limits of our own at the voting booth!
Think about this for a minute. Why should any politician remain in office for 10, 20, 30 or 40 years doing the same thing and getting the same results? Does this make any sense to anybody?
If "We the People" resolve to set up election finance reform or term limits, then that's exactly what can be done. Voters who have enough "common sense" to understand that our country can not continue on the path it's on have total control of the situation.
Historically, things at the national level have moved along more smoothly when the President was a member of a political party that was different than the political party controlling the Congress. Because, after all, it is the Congress who proposes and passes the legislation that goes to the President's desk for signature when it comes to making new laws.
Finally, how many laws do we need in America? Our laws are way to numerous and government is way to involved in our personal and business lives. Put the "common sense" back into the government and start electing people who will do the work of the people.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it...
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