The Way We Think About Politics Is Broken
Less than two weeks remain until we find out who will be in the Oval Office for the next four years.
I have mixed feelings about that. You have to admit this has been the most entertaining election ever.
Will the hits just keep on comin’ on January 21st? Or will we go back to living paycheck to paycheck again?
The More Things Change The More They Stay The Same
No matter who’s in office the song remains the same. Little to no GDP growth, wars still going on in Iraq and Afghanistan, a gridlocked congress, no tax reform and a nation divided against itself by race, religion and income.
That’s a tall order for any incoming president to handle.
Is this election an anomaly; or are we witnessing the new politics of the future?
Are we going to see more wealthy outsiders vying for public office in the years to come?
Or will we remain in our uninformed comfort zone hoping for change but knowing in our heart of hearts it probably won’t happen.
Political promises come and go on the campaign trail but little change happens when new leaders take their seats.
Today’s politicians are posting all over social media. Candidates can become well known in a matter of days with the right posts.
Yet when they take the oath of office the process goes from a bullet train to a snails pace. The simplest bill to rename a post office takes months to get to the floor for a vote.
They sit in their comfortable, high backed, swivel chairs, looking down on high to the huddled masses yearning for someone to turn on the job spigot.
Think of Olympic Champion Michael Phelps swimming in a pool of molasses. That should give you a visual of the job your elected leaders are performing.
Some Final Thoughts
“Whad’a We Want! FREE EVERYTHING! When do we want it? NOW!!!”
That’s all we want. Subsidized everything.
Tax the rich and subsidize us.
Someone else pays; we gain. If taxes don’t pay for it, we’ll borrow it. What’s a few trillion more dollars of debt?
We’re talking about America — The land of the free and the home of the brave.
I think the land of the “free” has taken on a new meaning for some of our citizens.