We just finished another election where one candidate
ran on the one word, change. I think that every four years we ought to
change as far as politics are concerned. I feel that four years for any
elected official is enough to last them and us a lifetime. The biggest
problem with politicians is that they run on changing things and they
promise that if elected they will change things, but if we look at history
and the last thirty years of politics we know that things do change, but
never for the better. The same people who create most of the problems with
the economy, with health, education and welfare are the same people that
promise us every election that they are the ones to fix it.
I personally look for changes in how my life is effected by this new
change thatís coming. I will be asked to do more on less while being asked
to give more and expect less while the rich and the politicians continue
to stuff their pockets with what they squeeze out of mine. When it comes
right down to it, the change is the only thing left in my pockets when the
politicians finish their term.
Donít get me wrong, I am all for change, but the changes I am looking for
are no where near the changes we will see when the new guys get in there.
I would like to change the way the government works. I would like for the
government to have to live as I do for the next four years. They canít
spend more than they take in and to get a loan of any kind they would have
to have the people of all 50 states to OK it in a vote. They cannot give
away money they do not have. This would mean no more hand outs to any
country. No more being the policeman of the world. To bring our troops
home from all foreign countries, even the friendly ones. Any legislation
or spending bill must be published for at least three weeks before any
vote is taken. We say we donít have term limits for most political
offices, but in fact we do. If we vote them out after a term or two then
there are term limits.
A capitalist society only survives if it is able to work at being a
That means that if business fails, it fails. Donít worry, there are enough
car companies in this country, building cars, that if the big three go
under, there will still be supply enough to go around. If banks fail, they
fail, and some one will step up and start up another one in a day or two.
If we try to make business and the economy work by making government part
of it, it will fail just as the government is failing.
The problems that we face are because the changes government is forcing
capitalist to make are being induced rather than by a natural cause. The
changes that have come about in the last two years, came about because
government pressured lending institutions to make deals that they would
have never made under normal business dealings. The problem the big three
auto makers are having is because of bad decisions they made.
The American tax payer should not have to pay for the stupidity of the
actions of government or industry that does not know how to run a country
or a business. At the rate we are going both the government and big
business should go under in less than ten years.
Changes were made and bad decision were made by politicians and big
business. Now they want someone to blame. The answer is simple. It is our
fault. Well, doesnít it make since that the one who is to blame must pay
for the damages. The people of this country have let themselves be sold a
bill of goods by the people elected to office that are there only to stuff
their pockets and stockholders have allowed big business tycoons to have
golden parachutes built into their careers that are staggering even in the
imaginations of Hollywood script writers. The truth is that bad behavior
always leads to disaster if not put into check.
Yes, change is coming. Like civilizations who have raised and fallen in
the past we see the changes and the signs of our demise, but we are so
wrapped up in our own little worlds that we do not see the need to do
anything about it. Like other great civilizations, it will only be after
the fall that we really examine the cause and effects that now stare us in