Upcoming elections interfering with progress

Published 6:32pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It is shameful how the quest for votes for this fall is dictating the conversation and shaping government policy in Washington D.C.. The entire decision-making by the president is geared toward the upcoming elections.

The minimum wage, immigration reform, taxes on the rich, equal pay for women, and of course, more goodies for the non-working masses are taking center stage because it is an election year. The original ObamaCare law has been changed or delayed 30 times trying to ease the pain and make it palatable for the voters this fall. However, it has become an albatross around the necks of the Democratic Party and rightly so.

The very idea of passing something — 906 to 2409 pages (depending on the type and spacing) that has resulted in 20 thousand pages (Washington Post) of regulations — without an inkling of what is in it on the people who entrusted them with representing their best interest, is reprehensible.

You can take any of the aforementioned issues and debunk it for what it is, a ploy to get Democrats elected this fall. If anyone believes the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius has to do with anything other than the elections this fall, I have a bridge I’d like to sell you.

It is disturbing the depths politicians have fallen. It is not they do not know right from wrong, they do, but fail to act on it for political reasons.

They are a shameful lot and unfortunately this attitude and behavior is not just prevalent in federal office holders, but permeates all sectors of government including city, county, and state.

They have, as my Mom used to say, gotten too big for their britches. I sincerely hope I never get to the point of persuasion of not doing the right thing. I pride myself on being more principled than to act against my conscience. Little wonder cockroaches are more popular than politicians.

The founding fathers never envisioned politics as a career field. They were citizen servants performing a civic duty. It has evolved as a career for many, and some have never worked a day in a private sector job.

They are mere leaches on the public dole, and therefore, only concerned with maintaining their lavish lifestyle at the expense of taxpayers like you and me. Consequently, the decision making process is not about the good of the country, but rather how best they can keep their jobs.

Two years out of every election cycle is devoted to campaigning for reelection or aiding party members to get reelected.

Therefore, the country’s business is on hold or in most cases not given any thought at all. It is all about protecting their privileged status and getting reelected by buying elections. This has to change or the consequences are going to be devastating.

It is high time we begin electing Godly men and women of outstanding moral character, principled and patriotic to the utmost degree.

You ask where do we find such, and I must admit; it is becoming more difficult with each passing day.

However, we must demand it and rotate those out who violate their covenant with the people. America is worth saving and preserving for future generations, but it will not survive career politicians.

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