Tuesday, October 2, 2012


I knew this wasn't going to be an easy year, what with the election coming and all. I knew I'd probably push some people too far with my ranting about the two party system in America and the lack of empathy the Republicans show for poor people. I was right. Nevermind the fact that the Republicans are mostly conservative Christians who like to go to church every Sunday and listen to the word of God, anticipating the happy day that they meet the Lord in heaven.

One of my favorite stories in the bible is when Jesus goes into the temple and overturns the moneychangers tables, saying that they "are turning my Father's house into a den of thieves." Jesus lost his temper because of the hypocrisy in God's house. Jesus said that "it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter into heaven." 

I wonder how Jesus would feel about people today who are taught to give until it hurts, instead saying they are no longer their "brother's keeper", and "if people were smarter, they wouldn't need any help." Talk about not having any empathy. 

These are also the same people that rant about women getting abortions because of the sanctity of life, yet when children are born in poverty and survive on welfare, they and their parents are considered deadbeats, gaming the system, who don't deserve government assistance. Some have even stronger views on the subject.

One Romney supporter at the Romney office in Blue Ridge, Virginia, Clifford Russell, had an extreme suggestion. Christopher D. Cook, a reporter for The Progressive, questioned him about his views on the government.

“What’s killing us is all these entitlements, we’ve got to get rid of all of them. All this welfare, food stamps, Medicare, and then big government health care on top of it, it’s all just too much! When do we say enough is enough?”

Cook asked Russell what he would do to reduce entitlements in this country.

“Look, there’s always something you can do. You telling me people can’t make a choice for a better life? We have to help all of them? No. I’ll tell you what really need to do with these illegitimate families on welfare—give all the kids up for adoption and execute the parents.”

Loonies on the right are out there. If you want to read the article about this radical Republican view you can click on the link at One Romney Supporter's Solution

We have to get out and vote to counteract the dangerous agenda of the Republican party and defend the programs that affect every American.

I'm glad the election will be over soon because it seems that there are too many nuts out there running for office, and too many people who will follow them blindly over a cliff. I don't know if President Obama will be reelected president, but I certainly hope so. He deserves four more years as Potus. 

Our country gave George W. Bush eight years to create this mess, and it will certainly take eight years, and longer, to dig our way out of it. The world economy was on the brink of collapse as the Presidency changed hands in 2008. Without the Obama programs to stabilize the stock market and shore up the automobile industry, our economy would have frozen up and stalled completely.

Austerity is not the answer. People are protesting all over the globe today because their government froze their wages and caused the economy to stagnate. The world economy is still in a precarious position. 

America is beginning to get back on her feet and will soon be running again, but it won't improve if the people don't have jobs and money for discretionary spending to purchase goods. Consumers are the backbone of the economy. Under the Romney administration, the only ones getting a tax break will be the very rich. Who do you think will have to pick up the slack?

We need more jobs in America. We used to be one of the greatest manufacturing countries in the world. We could be that way again if we started producing American products and restart the BUY AMERICAN project again. Frankly, it annoys me every time I buy an American flag and the label says Made in China. 

We need to rebuild American's infrastructure and employ American workers to fill those jobs. Outsourcing to other countries should have such stiff tariffs that it would be more logical to hire American companies.

We need to repair or build roads, bridges, sewer systems, airports, dams, schools, and other projects, pouring money into rebuilding America and stimulating the economy. We should be working to make America great again. America can only be great if everyone has the opportunity to improve their lot in life. Squashing the poor, and middle class will only destroy it. 

The Republicans want to spend money on war, and let the people be damned. That's not the American way. I'll stick with the Americans with a heart. That's what makes America great. Her heart and the belief that America is great because anybody can aspire to become anything they want, including the President of the United States. President Obama is a testament to that fact. He is the first black man ever elected president in the United States. He won't be the last.

Won't you be happy when the election is over? I know I will. Maybe then I can talk about something else like Halloween.

Joann, Shannon, Alesha, Lon, Layla, Matt, Devan, Michelle, Kelly, 
Debbie, Chase, Barry, Diane, and Summer

Kelly and Troy
Piette and Paul



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