Politics; Where do we go from here?

November 25, 2009 at 5:21 pm 2 comments

When my priorities are not in line, and I’m caught up in the current news of the day, I tend to have this overwhelming feeling of being screwed. Even before I get out of bed. You know the news I am talking about. Wall Street bailouts, Tim Geithner and Sarah Palin, Unemployment at record highs. Bernie Madoff. Stimulus plan is working. Stimulus plan is not working.GM to close 16 US plants. GM imports 97% of 2010-11 vehicles from overseas plants. Buy GM! Iraq and Afghanistan, do we go or do we stay? Obama wants health care reform. Taxpayers do not. Blah, blah, blah, blah. Which brings me to this train of thought. Why are we still putting up with this 2 party system? Why haven’t we looked more seriously at a third-party system? There is a third-party out there, but the Dems/ Repub. pay big money to keep them from growing. They tell half-truths to make them look like they do not know how to function in politics. This is the Libertarian Party. They have been around since the early 70’s, and claim to have around 250,000 registered voters. (I have been taking a much closer look at them lately.) Though my idea here is not to promote the Libertarian Party, but to ask you to take some action and think for yourselves. Are you happy with the two-party system? Do you feel as a taxpaying US citizen, or an American, (whichever you preferred to be called) that your interest is being represented? Are you keeping an eye on your elected officials? In case you didn’t know, your great grandchildrens’ futures are being planned. You need to be paying better attention to whats going on in Washington. Or when your grand/great grand children are waking up in the morning they are going to have this overwhelming feeling of being screwed. Have a great Thanksgiving.



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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. hrharris  |  November 26, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    I too worry about the future and whats going to be left here for my kids and grandkids. I don’t stay up on political events like I should, but I do pay attention to what I hear on the news or read in the news paper. Scary!

  • 2. michaelj1974  |  November 30, 2009 at 1:33 am

    That was a great blog Patty. The entire blog was about how crappy this country is and you end it with Have a Happy Thanksgiving. I tried but I was too depressed after reading your blog. Just kidding.

    I totally agree with your deductions of this countrys current position. the whole republican/democrate thing was something that worked when this country was originally founded but it no longer valid in todays society. The rest of this country has evolved, why hasn’t the political area evolved? If only more people would find the courage to speak out maybe something could be done about the corruption that has taken up residence in our political system.

    I’m freakin moving to Europe.


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