As good as it is to be an American, the process of electing our leaders really makes you wonder if the “end” is worth the “means”.
It’s probably against my better judgment, but the 15 minutes I spent Sunday night listening to the Democratic debate was so frustrating that I have to share the following statements – about the process of being lied to and misled by those who ask for your vote.
I’m so tired of being talked to like I”m an idiot, an imbecile…by Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and even conservatives who represent the course of actions that I personally favor. It makes no difference…Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich. Every one of them talk from both sides of their mouths, and in lay terms…write checks they know they cannot, and will not, cover because someone on the other side of the argument will fight it tooth and toenail.
I’m so tired of hearing Bernie Sanders tell me that we can make America fair for everyone if we just tax rich people until they bleed from their eyes to pay for it.
I’m so tired of hearing him declare that health care is the “right” of every American (legal or otherwise), instead of a privilege.
I’m so tired of hearing him tell us that European countries take care of everybody…but he never mentions the condition of their economy, or why they come to America for open heart surgery. Care to sign up for a little health care in Greece, or Italy, or Finland, where everyone helps each other because no one…I mean, no one…has enough money to exist on their own.
I’m so tired of hearing Hillary Clinton tell me she’s ready to lead, when history paints a far different narrative of her time as Secretary of State. Ask the families of the four Americans killed in Benghazi about her judgment and decision making.
I’m tired of hearing how she’d take on Wall Street and the big money influence in politics, when no one has benefited more from Wall Street and the big money influence of Washington more than her and Bill Clinton.
I’m tired of hearing how she’ll fight for equal pay for equal work, and a minimum wage of $15 an hour…with no experience whatsoever in business management. She’s never made a payroll in her life. Rather, she, like the others, have lived off the public dole.
I’m tired of hearing her talk about expanding Obamacare when working Americans pay upwards of a $5,000 deductible and $500 a month…while others pay no deductible at all and a $1 per month through government subsidy.
I’m particularly tired of listening to Gov. Martin O’Malley talk about all he’d do to correct the inequities in our country…if only the rich would step forward and pay their “fair share” to make it happen. And dammit…don’t you wish just one time that one of them would take the time to explain what your “fair share” is, and justify it?
Conversely, I’m tired of the Republicans talk about their agenda for change and hope, especially when for years they occupied the White House and controlled both houses of Congress and did none of what they say they can do now.
I do agree with Trump, Cruz and others that we have to spend less and make more people personally responsible for themselves.
But both parties’ candidates promise to unify Americans over issues of social, economic, and educational inequality when history tells us that will not, and cannot happen. The Bible itself tells us that people have fought amongst themselves for thousands of years over land and money. So how will Hillary Clinton make that better now by taking from the “haves” and giving it to the “have nots”?
Conclusion: I’m tired of being talked to like I’m a dope. Tired of hearing a would-be president tell us that we can all make a minimum wage of $15 an hour without charging $10 for a hamburger.
I’m so tired…of hearing that we can make it fair for everyone if we just make it “unfair” for a few by taxing them and their money clear out of the country. And that’s where those people have taken their money now…out of the country!
I’ve always wanted to confront a presidential candidate and ask, “Why do I feel like the stupid one?” I’ve even lobbied Meet The Press to appear as a working taxpayer who simply wants a “yes” or “no” answer…and what a surprise. I’ve yet to get a response.
You can’t believe anyone, anymore, and yet people tell us we’re the idiots for questioning.
Can you believe that?