The idea of President Romney makes me want to puke until my intestines pull loose. The fact of President Obama makes me feel just slightly less sick. But that seems to be the way Americans choose their president these days and I wonder if this is going to end anytime soon. We’re seven weeks or so from the election and as far as I can tell we’re being asked to choose between jumping from the 67th floor of a burning building or the 68th floor.
Meanwhile, the “Fiscal Cliff” that both parties signed off on a while back is looming like a burning tornado bearing down on a chicken farm. In case you missed it one hundred billion
dollars of automatic budget cuts go into effect next year unless Congress and the President can strike some sort of deal. You know, like the one that got us into this mess?
In case you haven’t been paying attention while you’ve been paying taxes, Congressmen and the President have lifelong health and dental benefits. They get free travel. They may choose to do their jobs or not, but as long as they can get voted in by the people puking their intestines out over the disgust with whatever party is currently the worst, it’s more or less a job without any real responsibilities. Unless of course, you think people who serve in office ought to do just that and then their behavior is just downright criminal.
Let’s look at it this way: Suppose you lived in a town where there were only two companies that installed septic tanks. There was no one else who could do the work and of course, you know you have to have one. Now suppose the two owners got together and decided they would charge ten thousand dollars for the installation of a septic tank and never a dime less. The rest is just advertising. As long as they know there is no competition and they know they’re going to get their money it doesn’t matter if one company gets more than half this year or less than half this year, because sooner or later they’re going to get about half anyway. That’s American politics.
Someone remarked to me they had rather vote for Hitler than Obama and I told them that was where it was heading. Partisan politics are getting to the point both sides are ready to start a war to keep the other from winning and it is pretty much splitting the cake and the country down the middle for those making money off it.
This election year there will be over one billion dollars spent on electing a president who makes less than half a million a year and Congressmen who make less than that. Who do you think they owe that money to? It will not be us.
Until we can get the Supreme Court to overturn their opinion that corporations are people, we’re going to keep getting screwed. Until we can get local third party candidates into office then nothing is going to change at a national level.
There is only one party in America. The two factions of it are the same. They are selling us a cesspool, taking our future, and burying it while they pump their sewage onto us and call it Democracy.
Mike writes regularly at his site: The Hickory Head Hermit
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