My Way Or The Highway!

April 7, 2011

That’s right “My Way Or The Highway” is the new slogan coming from the Democrats while discussing the eminent shut down of our government because both sides are digging their heels in with what they want from the budget with no room for negotiations.

On the floor in the Senate Bill Nelson a Democrat from Florida brought up  this new slogan while asking to have both sides work together to come to some sort of agreement or understanding so the astronauts will continue to prepare for missions and traffic controllers will be there for flights.

Mr. Nelson while spewing out the coined phrase “My Way Or The Highway” went on to state “You don’t govern from the political extremes.  We’ve had it from the left spectrum in the past but this is their way or no way. We can’t come together to agree to a solution.”  We agree with this statement from the Senator from Florida, we need to pass a budget that is good for the country without pork or waste hiding between the lines in each page as is in the Health Care bill recently passed with a super majority in the Senate.

Let’s look at this health care program passed without Republican support.  Speaker Pelosi stated “We have to pass the bill to see what is in it.”  Senator Reid held meetings with his Democratic cronies behind closed doors with the President.  When the President finally met with both sides to discuss the bill he made the statement “I won” to Representative Paul Ryan while Ryan was discussing what the Republicans wanted to see in the bill.

What we have seen over the past 50 years is partisan politics. NO one in the political arena will make the tough choices that need to be made. Only a few individuals in Congress will cross party lines to vote on resolutions because they believe in the content. Why you ask, that is easy to answer.  Those elected to represent the will of the people want to get re-elected so they can continue to vote for the items special interest, lobbyists, and union officials what to see passed.  They do not want to be a one term representative because they do not receive those million dollar retirement benefits until they have been established as Federal employees for a few terms. The 172 thousand dollar a year salaries they receive incentivize them to continue to campaign for office along with all those other perks that set them up for life.

The time has come for those elected to fight for what is right for our country and our citizens regardless of their re-election hopes.  We as a nation can not continue to spend more than we take in.  For all the money our government spends we have to borrow 43% of those funds.   We must stop the insanity in the Halls of Congress.  If it means one term for those in office, so be it.  Let’s get it right before the America the past few generations have come to know and love disappears with  a new form of government coming in taking hold, forever changing the landscape of a once great nation.