First Published 9-22-10
Over this past summer of recovery many citizens, especially 99ers and the poor, have come to the realization that President Obama, with all his promises, has turned out to be nothing more than a horse of another color. In the past year, and indeed up until today, anybody who tried to point out the discrepancies between what the President promised and what was being delivered were immediately labeled as racist, right wing extremists, and even terrorists.
At a town hall meeting yesterday in Washington D.C., a black lady who has been a staunch supporter of the president put forth the following: “I’m oneof your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I’m exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for.” Well she’s obviously not a racist, right wing extremist, or terrorist. She is a realist.
It has not even been two years since President Obama was elected and was addressing a crowd of his supporters who had tears in their eyes and were shouting, “Yes we can” and “Change”.
You have to love that little one word slogan, “change”, as it is the only truth you will ever hear slip past a politician’s lips. I have heard the slogan in literally every campaign I have witnessed since becoming old enough to understand what a political campaign is. “Change” is the only campaign promise that every politician who has promised it has delivered. On the issue of “change” they are true to their word. I have witnessed that the world around me has continuously changed throughout my life. The problem is that the change has been predominantly a change for the worse instead of the better.
We have at this time $2 trillion in cash reserves that our government is holding, no doubt for the purpose of bailing out the next bank, insurance, or car company that fails.
As we all have witnessed, Senator Harry Reid had no problem with latching on to legislation to benefit gays and illegals (the Dream Act) and attaching it to a military spending bill. It looks like the bill is going to fail but let’s take a look at the intent of the action.
Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have already packed their bags for the return trip home, as they know they will not be going back to Washington, as they have utterly failed the constituents in their individual states and the American people, et.al. So they are out. Now poor Nancy and Harry are going to have to try to get by receiving only their current salary and health care package for the rest of their lives.
I wish one of these genius economists would do a study, compile the numbers, and report to us as to the amount of money that is spent every year paying for ex-politicians. Of course, for you and me, if we lose our jobs, it’s 99 weeks of unemployment then tough luck.
Harry Reid could still fast track the Tier 5 legislation and attach it to the defense spending bill. If asked how it would be funded he could simply say, “How about we take it out of that $2 trillion that is just sitting over there that nobody can seem to find a use for at present.” So why has the issue of Tier 5 been and is considered un-fundable when this $2 trillion was and still is just sitting there? (I wonder who is drawing the interest on that account.)
I think that all the incumbents realize that they are history. I believe the strategy they are presently employing is to specifically target the 2012 presidential election. They are spending the remainder of their political clout in a last ditch effort to try and establish some kind of political platform for President Obama’s reelection bid.
I no longer think that they have been ignoring us just because we’re poor. I do think they have seen that we, in being made poor, have had to come to grips with the reality that there is no such thing in this country as representative government any more, and there never will be again unless we make a radical “change” in reference to the people we are listening to. I believe the status quo is running scared. As they see that our nation, in the majority, has decided to swallow the red pill. We have awoken from the matrix and have seen the reality of the world around us. We have seen the true colors of our so called representatives and have decided, “No more”.
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