“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” ~ Plato
“Politics is the art of postponing decisions until they are no longer relevant.” ~ Henry Queuille
What’s up world? I don’t talk much about politics because it honestly makes me sick to my fucking stomach but I had to weigh in. I’ll probably post a few more times this week about how I feel about politics and then that’s it. Reason why politics makes me sick to my fucking stomach is because of some of these asinine viewpoints that people have. A lot of the things that people spew from their mouths don’t even have truthful or factual foundations. But I don’t judge, I nod my head and hope the best.
I don’t understand how people live in these bubbles. Like, HELLO?? Are we looking at the same shit here? The folk on some of these posts on like Huffington Post, MSN and Fox News kill me; repeating the political rhetoric as if these politicians really give a shit about them. But wait, it really kills me when you don’t agree with something they say and you have a very logical and mature retort and they come back with some type of juvenile response like name-calling. It’s almost like they are all children in the sandbox and there’s that group of kids that nobody wants to play with because they are always cheating and changing the rules when things don’t go their way. That’s what all politicians remind me of. It just so happens that the majority of them have Republican affiliation.
“You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
Any party that comes out in public and says that their number one job is make the current President a one-term President is not fit to govern or legislate for the American people. And it’s not like this was a one-off statement, this has been repeated over and over and over again, each time with a little more vitriol in its delivery. They didn’t say their number one job was getting people back to work, or ensuring that the deficit came down, or any of that. No, they said the NUMBER ONE JOB WAS TO MAKE OBAMA A ONE-TERM PRESIDENT.
Their second agenda wasn’t even to create jobs, it was to make a democratic president to not be able to govern as a democratic president and shrink the size of the federal government to point where you can drown it in a tub. The point is jobs are not a top priority for members of Congress, no matter how you try to paint it. The priority is to “regain control” of the Houses so that they can continue to spread their grossly misguided and disproportioned agenda where the rich get richer and the poor don’t get a damn thing.
“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.” ~ Earnest Benn
The middle class hasn’t been the middle class since the 50’s and 60’s. The disparity of wealth in this country is nauseating. CEO pay in 1980 was only 42 times higher than average employee salary. That number hit a high of 500 times higher in 2000 and has since decreased slightly to 380 times higher. So if we want to truly solve this economic issue, wage disparity is the first place to start. You give workers more money to live and spend then you create demand. It’s simple economics.
This is part of the reason why we are in such a sluggish economy because people that are working cannot afford to do anything other meet their basic necessities. The other part is that the jobs that are available, most people are not qualified for because they don’t have the necessary skills or don’t meet the qualifications. The old jobs in the old industries are not coming back, so people need to retool and refocus and think about the future and not dwell on the past.