|What? How? Why? When?
||[Nov. 3rd, 2010|07:33 pm]
What will they do? What is their agenda? What is their goal? Do you know? Do you really know because we haven't been told. We know what they are against, but we don't actually know what they are for. Just what do will they cut. They want to reduce government spending, but does anyone, anyone at all actually know what that means? What exactly will they cut, and what exactly is actually being spent now that didn't HAVE to be spent? What's their end game?
How? How will they do what they want to do. How will the govern. How will the achieve what they want to achieve now that they can't sit on the side lines in the most brilliant political scheme ever pulled of? How will they reduce the deficit while at the same time not collect revenue to pay off the debt. How will they repeal health care and what will the replace it with? Is it better to not require everyone to chip in something for the medical services they use or do we ironically just allow uncovered people to use the medical system, never to pay, and shift the price/cost off on those who do? (I'd think that would be more socialist sounding).
Why? Why is it a party that wants the reduction of government involvement in people's lives also at the same time want to attempt to subject those same people with their overall 'moral' views? Why would a party what loves the use of military force at the same time reduce the overall number of potential volunteers to the military because of who they choose to have relations with (Didn't know a bullet knew preference). Why does this country allow the less informed and easily influenced by slogans and attack ads be the deciding factor of how we all live? Why have we let those who are so far right they make the far right look moderate potentially now guild the social move of the country. Why don't more people vote, even when they clearly see by not doing so will net result in things happening that are against their basic self interest?
When will this country realize that we can not be United when we allow politics that intentionally target minority groups (Hispanics, homosexuals, Muslims)to be strawmen to stoke up fears in order to win elections and gain power? When? (In this country, I wouldn't hold your breath).
I love politics I find it fascinating, but I also think people in general regards of what they party affiliation need to be come informed and learn that repeating talking points do not actually offer up real solutions to real problems. Saying you want to lower taxes is all well and good. But actually saying HOW you're going to do that and WHAT the ramifications of doing so with a thought out plan and explanation wouldn't hurt at all. But you can't expect any politician to be that honest, because too many people have an attention span for facts no greater than 30 seconds. (No wonder we all were bombarded and now thankfully free of annoying attack ads that told us nothing, but given us new leaders who we have absolutely no idea what they are going to do and how they are going to do it.)
Good Job America. Land of the Brave? Yes. Home of he Free. Most definitely, Country of the most informed.....