Where do we go now?

October 25, 2012

So much has happened in the past four years here in America and around the world. Where do we go now? With elections just two weeks away American’s have a huge choice to make when decided the path our nation will travel down the next four years.  Many individuals we talked to have given up hope and don’t want to vote in this election cycle.

Why do these individuals not want to vote. Some of them claim they voted for Obama and are disgusted in the way he has handled the economic crisis along with the foreign policies which make us look weak.

Others say they don’t like the Republican challenger because he has made so much money in the private sector he may not work for the middle class as he has stated on the campaign trail. They fear he will be for big business and Wall Street types neglecting the individuals who are really struggling in this economy.

Regardless of your position, party affiliation or thoughts and ideas of where this country needs to be there is one thing that is sure, if you don’t vote, your voice will not be heard and will be silenced.  Remember Florida was won by Bush by just under 600 votes and many have express concern because they failed to vote in the Sunshine state.

Have your voices heard and get out and vote. Find the candidates who best represent you and your views in the local elections, in the State elections and in the Federal elections.  There is too much at stake not to vote…

 


The Challenge Ahead!

July 25, 2011

We start another week with Washington at a stand still concerning the debt limit negotiations between the two parties.  Interestingly on Sundays talk shows both sides talked about what they want to do. Speaker Boehner still wants a plan that holds the lines of the “Cap, Cut and Balance Act” that wasn’t ever put on the floor of the Senate for a vote.  Treasury Secretary Geithner  believes we are on the right path creating jobs, building the economy and spending dollars needed to keep the country prosperous.

The challenge ahead is not which side gets what they want in these discussions, the challenge ahead is which side gets a sound fiscal policy that will rebuild our nation by cutting the out of control spending and reining in the fraud and waste that created this monstrosity of a debt which is bankrupting our nation and eroding the quality of life for every citizen in the nation.

With a 14.5 trillion  dollar national debt hanging over each taxpaying citizen along with 115 trillion dollars in unfunded mandates, which by the way our Congress have no plans in place to pay any of the debt down. Their plans each year are to spend more so they can give those special interest groups what they want just so they can get re-elected.

Mind you not all individuals in Washington or across the nation are all about their re-elections or personal agendas, some actually want to do what is right for America.  Recently several members have shown were they stand as they attempt to work for the people who elected them and do what is right for the nation and not just their political careers.

Our time-table is a short one if we are to remain the greatest nation in the World. What our elected officials need to be working on is simple, the message is clear,  “Stop spending what you don’t have!”  Release a budget that is balanced with no new debt attached to it.

Our Congress, those the American People elected to work for them are in Congress now  for over 815 days without passing a budget. Do you know of any business that can operate without having a budget in place as they strive to maintain a viable business?  Not one comes to mind as business CEO’s realize in order to make money there has to be more revenue than expenses, as a matter of fact a 14-year-old can grasp that concept.

So, Congress roll up your sleeves and continue to work together to finally do what is right for the country you took an oath to abide by the Constitution to protect and serve. The American People expect no less.