So we spend a week binging about everything Republican, then follow it with a week obsessing about everything Democrat- to put us right back where we started... But at least we spent $68 Million Taxpayer dollars doing it...
You just can't make that up- $68 million to let them each drool on themselves and tell us how they will do things differently and make things better- but once they get elected, things have a way of changing for some- for their benefit and our detriment.
And THAT is where we need to stay focused- WHO will actually change things? WHO will actually fix things?
Both sides make the case that they have a plan (and yes, both sides are LIGHT on details). Both sides say "Trust Us" we are the better choice. Both sides say everything warm and fuzzy to connect with people they never walk amongst and never actually engage in dialogue. Which brings up a riddle of sorts- HOW do you make a learned decision about who to TRUST when you can't see the details, can't ask the questions, and only have sound bites to read like tea leaves?
So I am going to make a couple of statements to help clear the air of all the SPIN dust that got stirred up that is currently choking off our air supply and making our logic a little foggy.
Since the 2008 economic collapse, the national government (and states/locals) have hit hard times.
The National Election might hinge on WHO we feel can impact of lives more positively- Obama or Romney.
So I thought looking at the States who have succeeded and failed since 2008 would illustrate a point fairly well.
The 3 states struggling with mounting debt are CA, IL, and NY- ALL of them have Democratic leadership. None of them have fixed their states (Cuomo in NY is closest since he is applying Republican tactics of taking on health care and pension reform).
There are a number of success stories at the state level- Texas, Utah, Wyoming remain in great shape having managed life prior to 2008 and since very well. A few states have really turned things around for the better- New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Florida come to mind. These were either hit hard and adjusted, or were mired in debt so they had to make tough decisions to succeed.
What do ALL the success stories have in common? THEY ALL ARE RUN BY REPUBLICANS.
You can not find a success story from a Democratic governor- I tried.
You can not find a successful nation abroad where uncontrolled spending was victorious.
You can not find a failure where fiscal restraint didn't win the day.
You can not make a case, either in hard times or good, that deficits are a good thing in the end.
You can not make a case where job creators being taxed harder has inspired an economy.
You can not make a case where business success being made more difficult has created jobs.
You can not make the case where high oil prices have stimulated an economy.
You can not make the case where stagnant hiring levels create a high national morale.
You can not make the case where Government living outside their means is GOOD to any American.
You can not keep spending money you don't have- whether for stimulus, investment, or good intentions.
You can not vote for the Democrats if you want the America back that you must surely miss by now.
You can not vote for Democrats if you want employment opportunities to get better soon.
You can not trust Democrats with OUR future unless you believe that EVERYTHING they have EVER done will be done COMPLETELY differently, both now and always.
YOU NEED TO VOTE REPUBLICAN ON NOV 6TH FOR THE UNITED STATES TO HAVE A CHANCE AGAIN.