Political passion is running high in America with what many feel are out-of-control problems mainly being caused by weak politicians and powerful special interests.
Americans seem sick and tired of ineffective politicians and no workable, or even proposed, solutions as a result of no political will to reform unsustainable future legacy spending and other big spending programs we cannot afford locally and nationally.
Americans want solutions that are fair and work for American citizens, and put America first. Americans are wary of political correctness which now seems to defy common sense and the interest of our own well-being as taxpayers and as a nation in many cases.
Will Americans in 2012 embrace and reward blunt honesty in politics? Will they accept it even if the real solutions put forth equate to reformed entitlements, being called racists, or being mocked by federal government officials and the media with scare tactics?
With the Paul Ryan choice by Governor Romney as his Vice President running mate, big ideas and big reform will be front and center in the presidential election. It provides an in-your-face contrast in the vision for the future of America.
It is going to get brutal. It is going to get even nastier, and even more dishonest, than Romney being called a felon, tax cheat, and murderer which we have already seen in Democrat backed attack ads.
Ryan was announced on Saturday, August 11. Democrats went on the offensive on the August 12 Sunday morning political talk shows painting Ryan’s budget as “out of the main stream – radical and extreme.”
Considering President Obama’s policies over his term would be considered very far left, which 2012 presidential ticket is out of the main stream – American citizens, not the main stream media main stream? Much to the dismay of many, the U.S. is still a center-right country in reality.
More importantly, which political vision and direction are best for Americans and the U.S. in the near future and the long run?
Will the strangle-hold of political correctness fear in the U.S. crack out of necessity – even in politics? All you have to do is watch political speak on both sides of the isle put up on YouTube to see this may have growing acceptance.
Frustration with the current political system and a national deficit, which will hit $16 Trillion by the end of Obama’s first term, grows every day.
New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie pledged to balance the state budget with no sacred cows in spending cuts and no new taxes. He has taken on unions and the press.
Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker won his recall election in June by 7 points more than he won his original gubernatorial election. He has taken on curbing union control and legacy cost on behalf of Wisconsin taxpayers.
Is acceptance of blunt honesty in politics a force in America or just a passing novelty? I believe it is a force that will strengthen as the impact of higher taxes and higher healthcare costs on less private sector job creation reality have hit Americans in 2012.
As Dr. Phil always says, “You can’t fix what you don’t first acknowledge is broken.” Americans are acknowledging our current government solutions and career politicians have created an unsustainable financial mess.
The current political system and direction are not working.
Democrats are counting on fear tactics and class warfare as 2012 campaign strategy. Where is their “specific” plan to tackle our very real deficit problems as a nation?
Their theme of raising taxes on the greedy, the wealthy that can afford it and are not after all already paying their fair share, will be examined under the microscope with the Ryan VP pick.
The truth is almost 50% of Americans do not pay federal income taxes at all while the top 20% of taxpayers pay approximately 70% of all federal income taxes collected now.
What is the definition of fair share in reality?
The truth is if 100% of all of the annual income of “millionaire and billionaires” were collected, it would finance approximately 8-9 days of federal spending at current levels of spending.
Is a lack of more revenue really the deficit spending problem generator?
The truth is if nothing is done to reform social security, the program will run out of money in approximately 12 years.
Isn’t the truth, part of the social security money problem is a lot of the money collected for social security was never really kept in a “lock box” for social security? It was instead already spent by politicians on projects other than social security
While Democrats loudly trumpet Ryan’s budget plan will cost seniors thousands of dollars in Medicare reform, they ignore one of the funding elements of Obamacare was transferring $500 Billion away from Medicare to Obamacare.
Do politicians care about big spending programs bankrupting America? Who is being honest in the debate? Who is proposing solutions?
Who will employ demonizing their opponents with half-truths or even outright lies? Who cares about the future of America over their own next election?
Who will put forth proposed solutions to get America back on track?
Americans may be looking at the 2012 presidential and congressional elections differently this time around. They voted for hope and change in 2008. Now many want truth and reform in 2012.
Unapologetic honest politicians who will tell it like it is are needed now more than ever. When the rubber hits the road, the majority of Americans are honest. They want politicians that will be too.
Americans are tough enough to personally sacrifice to restore integrity in our political system and for a better future for coming generations.
Our Founding Fathers and the WWII generation were not the last Americans with the integrity, courage, and resolve to face and beat daunting challenges. Do not underestimate the ability of Americans to handle the truth.
One thing is for sure, as Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
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