In My Opinion
The Party Is Over
What is the difference between a Republican and a Democrat? I often wonder how a person can be one or the other. I think about how people throw around those words.
I recently wrote an article about fraud where people who meet low income guidelines are given free cell phones through a federally funded program. The money to pay for this program is obtained through a service fee on our cell phone bill. That is if you have your own phone that isn't paid for by the service fee, I called it Dial One For Fraud. There are people who took advantage of the program and had ten phones instead of one.
I even questioned the need for one. A reader left me a comment stating that I must be a Republican. I guess it got me thinking. If I didn’t believe in giving people things to abuse, then I was a Republican. Does that mean a Democrat gives everyone everything and they accept when people abuse it?
I did what any American would do in this situation. I used “Google.” I put “the difference between a Democrat and Republican“ in the search bar. I got a myriad of responses. The more I read the more confused I got. You see, I believe in a lot of the Democratic ideals. I, however, do not believe in big government.
A prime example is the post office and their overwhelming debt. The facts are clear. The “government” can not balance the post office's check book, let alone have control over all of ours. It is simple, someone used almost 16 trillion dollars in credit, eventually we will have to pay it back.
I decided that it really doesn’t matter what your party choice is if you vote for a solution rather than a party. The fact of the matter is, this election and elections before it should only be about what is best for our country. If you look back 8 years ago, where were you? If you look back four years ago, where were you? If you look at where you are now, what do you want to change?
I stand firm in my belief that the government is run by the people for the people. I am going to vote with my family’s best interest at heart. I am going to listen to the facts and then identify the person with the resolutions.
I have a very simple mantra that I live by, “If you have time to complain, you have to time to find a resolution.” I can say the issues that are important to me are employment, education, and the economy in general; debt, gas prices, and affordable but not free health care.
I firmly believe the people who are given everything have less motivation to work for what they receive. I believe in helping people to get a hand up, but not handing everything out to everyone.
If we keep spending money and raising taxes, evidently there will not be anyone who can afford to work when it is much easier to sit home and just collect. If spending money worked, then everyone who wanted a job would have one.
We need actual solutions to our economic problem instead of imaginative promises of prosperity. We need a change and that change is one where the American people demand that the government spend less. We hold them to it by voting on the issues not on imagination. I have 16 trillion questions that require a resolution.