Okay we talked about this day for the past year now and it is finally upon us, the mid-term elections. With these elections all across the country we will either make history or be history. This day we will remember as we remember our nations past struggles.
Today I was engaged in a discussion about the condition of our nation. The individual stated that had we done nothing we would be far worst off than we are now speaking about the 787 billion dollar bailout money. The discussion went on for 2o minutes about what transpired within Obama’s administration as he took over an economy that was losing 700 thousand jobs a month. Bailing out private companies that were ill managed and skimming off profits to pay millions in bonuses.
My argument was this: Had we taken half or three-quarters of that stimulus money and distributed it to the tax payers of this country instead of those businesses that were “Too big to fail” we would have alleviated the deep recession we are now in.
If each tax paying citizen of the nation would have received 200 thousand dollars in stimulus money I assure you they would have saved their homes, bought new cars and or replace furnishings within days of receiving the check from our well oiled government.
I am not saying I agree with the government handing out money to anyone or anything, however since they were going to spend that money the taxpaying citizens should have received it so they could spend it how they deemed fit.
Most everyone I talked with about this proposal said they would have paid off their home and replaced their car with a new one that got better gas mileage. One one individual said they would hide the money and let their home be foreclosed on.
This of course didn’t happen because the tax paying citizens didn’t donate millions of dollars to the Obama campaign so he couldn’t just give it up to common everyday folks like you and I. No, he had to arrange for SEIU and other entities that were close to him and his campaign to receive the billions of dollars in tarp money.
Now we have a chance to have our voices heard once again. A vote that is a referendum on the direction our country travels. Do we continue down the path that has eroded the quality of life here in America of every citizen who lives here? Or, do we stand up and finally vote for those individuals that are not corrupted by the political parties as of yet with hopes they will remain true to their word to us.
This vote will be the change that many American’s so desperately are looking for. Not the change you can believe in rhetoric spewed out during the last campaign cycle. The change will be for the people of this great nation to stand tall and request their representatives work for them.
Make sure you get out to vote and have your voice heard.