By Matt Bruce, Special to USDR.
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. Do they feel our pain?
So now the question is “how do we solve our current problems?” How do you get anything done when one side, say the President who says he will not compromise, or Senator Harry Reid who says he will allow no discussion on bills submitted for vote, then other side, the Republicans, continue to make concessions trying to move the impasse along, can’t seem to decide on anything? How is this bi-partisan and is it any way to run Congress, let alone a business in America?
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, coming from the private sector, would better serve to discuss the problems America faces today. Allow them to bring forth suggestions to help resolve the situation we find ourselves in both economically and politically.
The other obvious answer is to remember all of this during this 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! Since Congress doesn’t appear to want to address the term limits topic, let the American people decide it on their own while in the voting booth.
Just 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 is exactly what can be done. Voters, who have enough “common sense” to understand that our country can not continue on the path it is on, have total control of the situation while in the voting booth.
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 both Houses of the Congress. After all, it is the Congress who proposes and passes the legislation that then goes to the President’s desk for signature when it comes to the making of new laws.
Finally, how many laws do we need inAmerica? Our laws are way to cumbersome, not to mention numerous and government is way too involved in our personal and business lives. Let’s 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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