This time of the year, when the subject of voting comes around, I get overwhelmed by all the phone calls and dialogue about the candidates. They all are going to make a difference for us, the citizens of this great Country.
Sometimes, I grit my teeth at the comments that I hear, like "throw the bums out"! That statement does not go unnoticed, it gets all the attention that it was intended to arouse, but is it necessary?
I'm one of the many, who ignore the political calls by screening the traffic, utilizing voice mail. You would think that the callers "would get the hint," but unfortunately, they don't. Caller I.D. allows me to view all hang-ups, (those who only will speak directly, knowing that messages get erased). What is your objective, our money...?
I'm getting frustrated on my dime. It gets pretty tiring to constantly hear other well-meaning individuals speak in a demeaning way about candidates and the issues at hand. Frankly, it does not bring out the best in us, especially when we are called to "love our brother".
Can we agree to disagree? If you haven't noticed that you become a "different" person, we have. Obviously, we do not share the same opinion, politically, must we walk on egg-shells?
We need to do something about taxes, not a new subject, it was and has been the problem since the beginning of time. It is time to get new blood in the congress. Some have been there for over twenty years and have become stale, and self-seeking.
Slogans like RepealNeal are being spread throughout this state. The issues are still the same, jobs, jobs, jobs! Reducing spending and our debt, and no more taxes. We are maxed out! What about responsible spending? How about keeping our citizens safe?
This election will probably produce the necessary change, the change that says to our growing government, keep your promises and above all. when our soldier's fight to secure the right to vote for other countries, make sure that we still have a say in ours. We do not want or need to be controlled.
You are there to do the will of the people, and we do not expect change without being consulted, have time to digest potential change, and vote in our choice by communicating with our representative. And finally, people do not work to pay taxes. Companies, and Investor's will move away and then, how will we, as a country, benefit?
We do not want more of the same broken promises, we want result and are optimistic that we will find our way, as we always have in the past, when we are committed, and work together.
It's time to get it right.
5 weeks ago