Debt Ceiling Raise.....Is anyone awake up there??? How much longer can both parties continue to get away with this nonsense? Can they really believe that WE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE are this gullible! Is there any hope that our politicians in Washington will become so ashamed and embarrassed by their absurd actions that they will do something that will actually help our country? Republicans and Democrats alike who participated in this sham over the debt ceiling should be held accountable for their actions. Constituents should demand answers from all for this political fraud. In edition #1, I mentioned the third party concept.....Is the time to investigate a third party becoming more than just a thought. Is the Republican and Democrat party so broken that new leadership is needed to get our country put back together. What kind of a third party would be required to get approval from disenchanted Dems and Reps and most of all Independents?
This hypothetical letter to congress is from a devoted democrat who has been devastated by the recent failures of the Senate.
Todays vote leaves me with a feeling of desolation. This political escapade in the past weeks has proved to me beyond doubt that our two party system of politics is broken. I don’t feel the President or the Democratic Party is doing more than token resistance to the whims of the Republican party. The president should have stood ground and raised the debt limit. The supreme court exists to judge the act as being constitutional. At any rate the limit would have been increased and the hostage mess would have been stopped in its tracks. It seems to me that those in our elected offices have forgotten their purpose for being sent to Washington. Personal gain and re-election seems to take precedence over making decisions to keep our economy strong and the people working. Prior to this debacle, I felt reasonably safe that a Democrat would remain as president. I now have serious doubts that the president can win re-election. I also am beginning to question whether it matters if the Democrats stay in power or not. It seems that the Republicans get what they want anyway and the middle class and poor continue to get beaten down. I and, I think, many more Americans are being sickened by the failure of the Democratic Party to stand up for the people. To allow this hostage situation in the first place was a major mistake, to give up and fold compounded the issue, the final insult was for Democrats to give pathetic speeches declaring they did not want to vote "yes" but had to to ensure the debt limit was increased! I feel I have no representation in Washington. The president and the Democratic party may pay a heavy price for allowing this atrocity to happen, for even the appearance to avoid this debate during election time-frame. I expect much more from the Democratic Party and the President.
This loyal democrat is in a state of despair and angry with Washington politics. Has he seen failure one too many times? Is he susceptible to consideration of a third party? Is he alone, how many Americans are now questioning whether the two party system we are under can ever fix the mess we are in. Has our complacency, aided by a faulty news media, given this two party system too much power? Can we now take charge of our country? Can we change the way we elect officials, i.e. MONEY, can we elect real patriots to assume positions in congress?What about the electoral vote, is it needed now in our age of technology?
The list for what a successful third party would stand for continues to grow? What the future brings will depend upon the people, can the masses be waken? In this age of advanced communications and media, are the masses interested enough to fight for the changes that need to be done? Is there motivation by the people to change our corrupt political system and establish procures to ensure officials elected have the honor and patriotism to do what is right? Can we stop lobbyist influence and money, from corrupting our officials?
Questions... lists...this Democrat is beginning the first step to change....he is thinking....and he is talking!