Ok, since everyone else is doing it, I figured I would jump in again with my "2 cents" on the political thing. Those of you who don't give a rip or vote down party lines, you won't offend me if you skip this post. This by no means implies that I know which way to vote, it is just ramblings.
1- I am sick of rich white guys in Washington. This "main street" vs "wall street" crap is driving me insane. Everyone is pointing fingers when the truth is we ALL made this mess.
2- It annoys me when people want to take profits from successful business based on the fact that they are successful. My brother in law is making a killing right now. What does he do? He manages repossessed homes and has more business than he can handle. It is not his fault that people default on a mortgage and no one should be able to take his business profits to help those who can't afford homes just because he is successful.
3- Guess what, "big oil" doesn't set the price of gas, so stop blaming them!
4- I conceptualize the idea of "trickle down" economics. Give the big guys a break and they have better prices so the little guys can buy more. Give rich people tax breaks and they will spend money. I get it, I just don't like it and am not convinced it really works.
5- Must we keep arguing about abortion?! Killing babies is bad. Christian democrats agree with this. They are NOT going to hell. They are just balancing things they don't agree with with other life issues that they DO agree with
6- If I hear one more person talk about how hard a choice a mother has when she chooses to end a babies life, I might just...vomit or something. I hate the idea "she aborted because she knew they baby wouldn't have a good life". People, our poor people are fat. We are one of the only countries in the world that can say this. Babies don't starve here because there is no way they can get food. If a child starves, it is because of a selfish and stupid mother, not because the government doesn't offer options.
7- I am sick of the Pro Lifers preaching "abstain" instead of abortion. In a perfect world, kids wouldn't have sex. We don't live in a perfect world, kids do have sex, its about time we started being a little more pro active. There is a middle ground, it serves no one not to find it.
8- Want to get out of a recession? Lower taxes.
9- I have no faith in our government to handle my money. I am happy to pay my share for roads or schools or whatever, but when it comes to social issues I have way more faith in community organizations run by people who give a damn rather than uncle Sam.
10- I believe we should have health care that we can afford. I believe that doctors are sick of insurance company's too. I don't have a solution and don't like the ones we have been offered by either of the candidate.
11- 2 party politics is crap. This is not what the fore founders of our country had in mind, Washington actually strongly encouraged us in his farewell address to avoid political parties all together. We should have listened.
12- It is not the governments job to take care of the poor, it is the Church's. The church has dropped the ball, we instead spend multi-million dollar budgets on camera crews, music, stages and big buildings to keep all us Christians happy and comfortable. Because of this the government has stepped in to take care of the poor. Unfortunately, they spend waaaay to much money and don't do that great of job. Where does this leave us? With comfortable Christians who pay high taxes.
So, that is where I am politically. I am not a republican or a democrat, I am a disillusioned American who is proud to be part of this country and hopes for so much more.