Ads, propaganda, and blowhards are flooding the airwaves with bullshit about which person would be better for the job of president, or which party should have control to guide our nation forward.

I doubt any politicians will read this but here are some things we need to do to make this a better country:


·         Everyone whose income is over 75K a year should pay a flat rate of income tax.  Yes we can still give tax credits for kids, retirement, and so on but it all starts out even.  I guess if you have to have levels those from 50K to under 75K should pay a smaller percentage but under 50K shouldn’t have to pay anything – they already aren’t making it.
·         The political employees (Senators, Presidents, Congressmen, etc) all get the same retirement as the rest of us – Social Security or private paid for by their own funds not tax payer funds.
·         The old and infirm, the veterans –these groups should be cared for.  I don’t care if they live for 20 years or 50 years and need the care.  They aren’t able to do for themselves anymore and in some cases have stood the line defending our country.
·         Women are equal to men.  Gender does not make a difference.  If we have to do a fair wage thing – let’s do it.  No one should be discriminated against and women still are.  The government should stay out of the woman’s health care issues.  If people want abortion to stop then they better figure out ways to fix the problem of unwanted pregnancy – not get in the business of individual women.  This may mean that we have better adoption laws, better access and distribution to birth control and we EDUCATE.
·         Marriage is a union – it is a contract that shouldn’t matter whether the two parties are of the same gender or not. 
·         Corporations are not people.  All funds for campaigning should go into a central fund and be distributed evenly amongst all the candidates – so if there are 10 people running for a position and a million bucks were donated for that position – each candidate gets the same amount.  Attack ads should be banned.  Ads should be solely about what the candidate believes and wants to do. 
·          Education is KEY to eradicating poverty.  This doesn’t necessarily mean every kid has to be shuffled into college.  We still need plumbers, welders, electricians, and other crafts that require hands on training.  If you are on aid from the government – unemployment or welfare – you have to further your education in order to better place yourself.  We need to support that.
·         Don’t get into wars.  Okay if someone is threatening the US – really threatening not some bogus BS – it is okay to fight but there are almost always better solutions than going to war.  If you want to put our young people into harm’s way you better have a damn good reason for it – not some fantasy WMD myth.

I’m sure there are more things but these are the ones that come to mind off the top of my head.  As a politician, I expect you to be on board with these things.  If you aren’t then I have to figure out whether you are worth voting for.  I don’t’ want a President that dismisses half the country (even in a speech meant for a targeted audience).  I want a President who is going to try to serve the country as a whole, who will represent the US in a positive light, and who will be able to make the tough choices.  I want representatives who are going to listen to my opinion on all issues and only make decisions after they have listened to their constituents not based on an antiquated religious belief system which subjugates half the population. 

I am tired of all the BS ads and lies being told.  If you can’t open your mouth and speak the truth – then don’t open your mouth.  Mostly, I want all the damn political crap to be done.  My absentee ballot came and I’m going to fill it out, send it back and be done with it.  I can only hope the rest of the people in the country really think about what direction we want to go – forward into the future or backwards into an era that is long dead and shouldn’t be resurrected.


According to A.Word.A.Day the meaning for this is “a government by the corrupt in which rulers use their official positions for personal gain.”

When I saw this I thought – oh so that is what we are living in now.  We no longer have a democracy which is supposed to be a government led by the people for the people.  We have career politicians who seem to be more interested in lining their pockets than in doing what is best for our country or state.

I don’t claim to know what is best for the entire country or state; however, I do know that the way things are now is not working.  People aren’t working.  Poverty is up.  Education is down.  Debt is up both on the personal level and the governmental level. 

Somehow we have moved from having politicians who took up the office as a way to help the American public to politicians (at least those who get the most press) who think they are gods or untouchable and can do whatever they please.

These politicians need to remember they are there to serve the American public and it should be an honor, not be a way to make a profit for yourself or your cronies.  George W Bush, though not the first, certainly made this his priority.  His rule certainly was the downfall of a number of things but this I think is one of the core issues. 

Public awareness of the issues needs to be increased and well thought out plans need to be put into place to help us move from the disastrous place we are to the good place I know we can get to.


What is up with the Wisconsin politicians being such idiots?  I think the middle and lower class people get that budgets need to be adhered to.  I think that this group of people KNOW better than anyone that they have to live within their means.  I think our politicians haven’t a damn clue what it takes to live within a budget and manage on less. 

If they did, they wouldn’t be trying to break this group of people.  They’d be looking at what hurts this group of people and trying to fix it.  Ron Johnson has put out a budget – I’m afraid to go look.  I’m betting it is a rework of Paul Ryan’s budget. 

If you take money away from the poor, they don’t work harder because they are already working damn hard.  They just get poorer.  Crime goes up because if you can’t afford food and you can’t get help to buy food, then you are going to steal it.  If you go to the rich neighborhoods and steal their toys and sell it then you have money for food or gas or….

I’m baffled by how inane these people seem to be.  They are telling me to tighten my belt while they give the big corporations tax breaks.  How is that right?  How is that taking care of the constituents in your district?  They want to take away my right to choose.   They want to end health care, social security, and other things that help the poor.  Why?  How can the poor and the middle classes make up for the trillions of dollars in the deficit? 

The deficit grew by leaps and bounds when Bush (the bastard) gave the oil companies, corporations, and rich people all these tax benefits.  Here’s a thought.  If those tax benefits were the cause of the deficit and essentially the economy tanking, then logically we should take those tax benefits away.  Right? 

I forgot.  These are greedy and selfish people who don’t care about their neighbors or their country.  They just want to line their own pockets. 

I’m so sick of this debate.  The people have spoken.  If you can’t hear them then you are in the WRONG job.  It is time for you to go.  If you won’t go willingly, then we will vote you out.