Thursday, April 19, 2012

Senate GOP vs. House GOP

Today is a day of amazement. On April 16th, the Senate Republicans blocked a bill that would have raised $47 billion over 10 years. And today, April 19th, the House Republicans voted en masse to pass a bill that would cut taxes by $46 billion with no way to pay for such a giveaway. It is amazing that more people are not outraged. Most news organizations reported the information. But, it seems as if it is just a couple unrelated blips on the daily news cycle.

How can anyone believe that the Republicans are in any way acting in the best interests of the American people? And yet here it is, another day; another… What can this be called? A few colorful colloquialisms do come to mind and a torrent of emotion swirls; but in the end all that is left is bewilderment. What do you call a legislative body that fights so hard to destroy the economic fabric of a society? What do you call them but treasonous. So it is, another day; another treason.

The Democrats are no saints in this debacle either. It is through attrition and a lack of resolve that this oppositional relationship has been established. Time and time again America has watched its democratic leaders acquiesce to unpopular legislation for reasons unknown. Someone needs to stand up to ignorance. Someone needs to stand for common sense. Someone needs to stand up to their corporate sponsors and pledge to work for a united citizenry.

Decades of tax cuts have depleted the economy. The Post Office is one of the few governmental organizations that are constitutionally proscribed as a necessity. Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of the United States Constitution instructs legislators "To establish Post Offices and post Roads." And yet, congress has saddled The United States Post Office with unreasonable debt and an inadequate ability to thrive. These legislators who have sworn an oath to uphold the constitution are more concerned about an oath to Grover Norquist. When does America get to charge its legislators with treason for their mismanagement of the country?

Please America!? Please Vote!

But take a look before you vote! Who has signed a pledge other than their oath to uphold The Constitution of America? Who votes to protect millionaires and billionaires at the expense of 100’s of millions of Americans? Who is voting to hurt the elders of America? Who wants to tear away the safety net that has been established for the sick and the poor? Who wants to legislate what occurs between a woman and her doctor? Who is really voting against freedom?

Vote America! Please, for the love of God, VOTE!

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