Sunday, August 14, 2011
Good Grief Charlie Brown politicians are dancing all around the issues.....
Politicians are trying to please the greatest number of people possible and therefore can not bring themselves to answer questions directly fearing they will drive numbers of people away from their plans on being re-elected. Effectively, Politicians=Liars!
I am like many of my fellow Americans are so tired of the superstar status we seem to place on our politicians, that they are omnipotent in their office, but our government is supposed to be about coming together, letting go of the differences and finding solutions to our common goals. Quite frankly, I am tired of the blaming, the corporations not paying a proportional share representative of the share I pay in taxes. I am tired of hearing of CEO's that are making 300 times the wage of the majority of their employees which when talked about in real figures is like $50,000 per day! This is outrageous! I would be very comfortable making $50,000 a year and there are people making this per day? The greed has surpassed anything reasonable and the business model that these folks keep trying to shove down our throats is completely unrealistic! The question is, "What are we willing to do to make changes?" Apparently, nothing and so it continues.
It is obvious to me that although, many corporations say they can regulate themselves it is obvious they are still under the impression that we believe them. That relatively recent adage that if we tell people something even if it isn't true enough times, eventually they will believe it. Apparently, there is still a large group of Americans that is still offering that line of thinking up and that is the main stream press! The main stream press is a contradiction, a conflict of interest and it is questionable if they can represent the news without bias since they are controlled by corporations!
Again, I just heard a "journalist" say that Obama's administration has racked up the greatest debt this country has ever seen. This debt we are in has been being created for several decades starting with tax rollbacks for the rich and corporations. Remember the term trickle down economics? Well that is part of the problem and different politicians have a certain level of denial about what the issues are for the American People.
There is a large contingent of my fellow Americans who have turned a corner and are working on local. Live locally because the country has got to be to big and corporations have come to be to big, so what do we do? Withhold our consuming of large corporate products that are effectively unregulated by people who don't have the same values as some of us and who tell us they do. Good Grief Charlie Brown!