During last nights “State of the Union” address, I found myself wondering how we were going to pay for all of these “infrastructure improvements”. I mean, there is no doubt that we need to take care of our highways, bridges, tunnels, etc.; but there is no “easy button” to magically make these things happen. I’ve already noticed the decrease in my paychecks and I’m a common middle-class factory worker. What happened to not raising taxes on the middle class?
Oh, the truth was that they (both Obama and Romney) were just going to let the Bush tax breaks expire; therefore they wouldn’t technically raise taxes. This is the type of garbage 99% of politicians use to dupe the American public. At least 37% of Congress are lawyers so it makes sense that politicians are masters of the double talk. For some reason I can let this slide. I mean, who would actually get elected if they ran on a 100% honesty policy? “Yes we will have to make cuts to Medicare and Schools, or Defense and tax breaks, or some combination of the two.” That isn’t what the sheeple want to hear. Instead people want to hear that it’s all going to be ok. You don’t have to sacrifice anything and you can have it all! Which eventually all gets boiled down to a catchy slogan that ends up on signs and bumper stickers everywhere.
My problem is all of the shady back door deals being done. If you think that some rich guys/corporations are willing to give another rich guy a bunch of money for their campaign just because they “believe” in their candidate’s message, then I have some magic beans I’d like to sell you. The truth is when candidates can raise around and over $1 BILLION they have some big promises to keep. Then you have things like Obama’s Solyndra and other questionable transactions.
My point is that after all the happy, hopeful talk is over the general population who “believed” in the winning candiate usually puts their head in the sand when anything goes wrong. Then those that opposed said candidate are marked as sore losers. We need to stop worrying about which side is winning and start focusing on what our country is losing.