What do you see when you look at the present congress, currently one which includes a high ratio of GWB[ush-ers?] Over the long haul we have been, in truth, witnessing it for a total of some 40 odd years and of late, 11.5 long years. NOT JUST 3 YEARS-as many would state and have us believe to denigrate President Obama’s efforts to ameliorate the damage.
It is said by those who analyze the housing debacle and the banking debacle [UGLY STEPSISTERS IN THE total COLLAPSE of both] that the methodic removal of regulations [on both areas] since 1998 are primary among causes.
Republicans in both the House and Senate are the architects of the disaster. This disaster, coupled with GW Bush’s generous tax cuts to the super wealthy are a murderous couple for our nation.
Who had control then??? Why, in God's Holy Name, would any reasonable human being have expected one single man to fix it all in 3+ years?
While it is true that the rank & file of both major parties may well have other, less strident goals than we see among the wickedly obfuscating goals we hear from present powers that be, what we hear and what is voted upon are anything but the necessary legislation to solve these problems.. What we see is obfuscation-for financial gains- please see def:
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- make something obscure: to make something obscure or unclear, especially by making it unnecessarily complicated
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It is clear we never see the proposed improvements acted upon. Then POTUS makes a speech to try to illuminate the truth. There are so many savings to be realized in some of the programs included in the plans of the POTUS which would substantially knock down the debt of this country, yet those plans are never accepted in this Congress.
I am not a unilateral critic! I see clearly the support given the Republicans by the Blue Dog Democrats who are now betraying their roots and their beliefs-solely to win elections, just as the opposing party are doing, with no alarm at their own treachery toward the country they are desecrating..
When the ruling party [in Congress] asks you "Are you better off than 3 years ago?" that group should-and needs to be- truthfully, looking at the entire 11.5 years of desecration of progress in all areas of our government and private sector. What will be graphically clear are the improvements made in the new Administration.
Do any of you live in cities where police and fire and public offices and court systems and VA Hospitals and Care Clinics are being gutted of the services and an appropriate # of employees on the FRONT LINES because there is no money to pay them?
The hard cores will blow off what I have said here, but there is SO MUCH MORE to elections than the buzz-words we hear and use-because they might reflect one small point [re abortion or gay rights or sex discrimination or death penalty, etc ad infinitum] of what we believe. And the whole National Debt Scam is ridiculous! The Republicans saw fit to vote FOR it some 8 times in the GWB tenure. Now it is sacrosanct.
I am in no manner convinced that the entire government in DC is remotely capable of governance for the United States of America in its truest and best form and has been losing ground since the election of Ronald Reagan and the loss of the Congress in his re-election. That is more than well documented historically.
This country has since lost sight of what made it and its people great: those who were civil and who governed themselves within a Democratic Republic under fair and open legislation processes and courts of law.
Now we have given all that over to politics and purchased politicians. The polarization in DC has made us a government of that polarization.