Political Friend or Enemy
I have come to the age and mind to believe that no matter who we elect to our congress that my wallet will be taken from me. All attempts to protect what little income I have coming in must go to the greater good they say with a political smile as they leave in their limousine. The upcoming presidential election and congressional elections are no different now than they were fifty years ago or even one hundred years ago. The end result is that those of us in the middle class are going to get screwed over to benefit the people at the bottom and most certainly the people at the top. That is the sickness of politics. Somebody has to pay for the dreams of a more perfect society. Sometimes I find myself at the point where my check will bounce to the moon given the ambitions of many political leaders. And yet they cash my check anyway and give my grandchildren the lean or IOU that must be paid down the road.
I long for the days of a person of true character and convictions that will run for president and follow through with his or her promises. It seems that the only election going on is that of the Republican candidates because the President is running unopposed as a Democrat. I find it odd that none of the Republican's are reaching out to the middle class voters. Their ambition seems to be locked on people that can afford not to care about the economy, not to care about jobs, and not to care about people in general. Everything the GOP candidates are proposing or promising is harmful if not destructive to the middle and lower classes.
I enjoy watching Santorum make a complete ass of himself and his supporters every time he opens his mouth. Mitt Romney makes me laugh with his attempts to be a regular guy even though he has over a hundred million in the bank. Don't let me get started with history professor Newt. Newt would be better off buying a tour ticket of the White House than trying to occupy it by the election process.
In the end, my friend John Myste has a very good point for those of us that think that they will not vote this election because "None of the Above" seem to be of the quality of character needed to occupy the highest office in the land. His point is the selection of justices to the Supreme Court. There is a 5-4 conservative leaning on the current bench and the next President of the United States could have the opportunity to appoint several more justices to that court. Politics will always be a screwing over of the middle class no matter what political party is in charge but the court is like luggage. You keep that stuff forever. I would by far rather have a supreme court with a liberal leaning than one that would wipe its backside with the Constitution of the United States.