The Republicans have been nothing but a severe disappointment to the American people. This is especially true for the more than three million unemployed families whom they denied an extension of benefits, since late last December. They have effectively forced millions of families into financial ruin and deep poverty. They have shown by their actions a true disdain and contempt for the poor in this country. They have voted against every bill that would benefit the unemployed, women, gays, and minorities in our country. They have prevented any positive change to take place by this president. They have thrown their fellow Americans under the bus, for their own selfish political agenda. They have aligned themselves with corporate America, and special interest groups, with deep pockets. They have proven clearly who they truly represent, and it's not you or me. Many Americans have now lost faith in our government and the latest polls show it.
House Republicans Violate Pledge By Adding Nearly $1 Trillion To Debt;
The measures include a slew of tax breaks known as tax extenders. Among them are a $155 billion research and development tax credit, a $90 billion expansion of the child tax credit to higher-income families and a $2 billion enhanced tax deduction for businesses that make charitable food donations.
Armed with a “Pledge to America,” Republicans won majority control of the House in 2010. The pledge spelled out the party’s governing principles and included a vow to “balance the budget and pay down the debt.”
To keep the promise, Republicans have demanded that spending increases, including for disaster relief and other crises, be funded or offset in the budget.
And to quote a most recent 'canvassing' (note I did not say the P word) Congress remains at a 13% approval rating while our 'Liberal (Satanic Muslim Manchurian) President holds steady at 40%.
The problem is not partisan. It is a bipartisan problem for sure. There is no debate on either side of the aisle and this is why nothing is getting done. Why does this happen this way?
Some might say it is big money in politics.
Politicians get money from a lobby for campaigns and that money makes then vote and debate for one idea.
Others would say it is the voters and polarized non compromising speech heard from the voters. The voters want no compromise because they hold such polarized points.
I say that these two thoughts have credence for sure but at it's heart the do nothing government is a problem with men and women not acting on their conscience.
No one would acting on their Conscience would do the things both parties have done.
Acting within their conscience men and women would do all they could to ensure children whether they are immigrants or natural born citizens were not treated worse than live stock. Anything meaning anything. If it required debate and making concessions a man or woman acting in their Conscience would do this.
I think the citizens may have elected a bunch of sociopaths to our government. Men and women who are so disconnected from humanity that they would rather let people starve to death than debate deal and bargain.
This sociopath mentality may be part of the development of the ruling class in the United States.
Our government has become a class of people (some may say classless lol) who live differently than any other class in the country. Doing this they lack the required empathy to take action and help any other group. I think prove for my theory is in the inaction of our government.
This is of course just a theory and originally it is not mine. This was touched upon by Carl Marx. The major difference is that in a democracy we vote in our ruling class, but see we vote in the same people year after year and expect change. I really think a vote for a democrat is the same as a vote for a republican. A vote for a member of either party is a vote for a sociopath who will do nothing and blame everyone.
"A vote for a member of either party is a vote for a sociopath who will do nothing and blame everyone."
shannalat you are absolutely right.
TERM LIMITS is what we need. The entrenched old folks on both sides of the aisle are more interested in sustaining their positions of being pampered dignitaries than anything else.
Therefore they have all failed collectively to keep the great economic engine (of this once wonderful country)running and moving at a speed which can employ the able bodied who are yet willing to work and therefore generate revenue for government to support those who have no pride and are willing to live off of the government.
And we remain intent on putting folks like Jason Carter and Miss Nunn in office because they come from the right stock.
Get this, I JimmyMack, believe that Term Limits and only Term Limits will save our country. I would forsake my Devotion to my Democrat Pedigree IF and only IF I knew everyone else would do the same thing. I just don't think that electoral Nirvana is attainable.
A TERM LIMIT PARTY needs to be birthed. Otherwise, we will all continue to hang separately if not altogether. If a TEA PARTY can be born, why can't a TERM LIMIT PARTY come into existence?
I agree with TOT and Jimmy in regards to term limits. However let's address the border fiasco which sits squarely in Harry Reid's lap of Do-Nothing unless it's politically beneficial for Democrats. The Senate Bill passed last year most of us agree on except for one thing; close the border first. If Reid would allow that to be added the bill would pass in the House too. What say you about that Jimmy?
Yes Term limits are in order. There are term limits for the executive office why not the guys and gals on capitol hill?
@Funk: At the risk of having 'someone' beat me over the head with this later...
I will say this: In order to stitch up a bleeding wound one most stop the bleeding first. But...do no harm to the patient.
@Jimmy, it depends on who you consider as the patient. It is a crime to enter another country without government approval. With that being said our nation and sovereignty is being harmed by the illegal lawbreakers. Can you go to Mexico and stay there without approval?
@Funk: I will attempt to bring this home for you.
If I got a dehydrated crying woman with 1-2-3-4-5 babies and children banging on my door any time of day or night seeking refuge and shelter. I would first locate my firearm (just in case) then open my door and let them all in.
I would provide them with food and shelter til I decided the appropriate method to deal with them. If it was clear they were fleeing, murderers, rapist, sex traders, drug cartels, out right death, it would not only be WRONG to close my door but IMMORAL to do so.
If my grocery bill went up while housing them and new sleeping arrangements had to be made to accommodate them, so be it. I would do it.
And this is where the rub is between Liberals and Conservatives. I would spend the extra dollars providing them safe haven until deciding what to do with them. Knowing all may not be true innocents I would allow the proper judicial venue to decide what to do with some of the bad apples in the bunch.
Funk, I am sure you know that some countries of the world will NOT extradite a known American Serial killer to the US to face justice if we have capital punishment on the table! What's up with that?
To send most of these innocent women back into the hands of drug cartels, murderers, rapists, etc. as some Tea Party type Conservatives wish to do, bespeaks an unashamed self marginalized arrogance that is beyond measure on their part and is unholy. Some of these Conservatives are beyond any Redemption in my view.
And Funk...I don't even want to go to Mexico! Now say if Tot comes to my house with a gun and a desire to do me and mine personal harm, I just might find our where you live and come to your house and maybe have to stay a spell. You gonna let me in or turn me over to TOT?
Thanks Jimmy, I will let you in everytime there is a need; however don't forget that you are an American already living here too!