And may I add, this is part of the reason why we switched cars this weekend, and why I’m making DH ride Metro again, as much as he hates commuting that way. Sure. I love macaroni and cheese as much as the next person, but I don’t want to eat it every day and that’s what I have to look forward to if the cost of gas and groceries doesn’t start nosediving soon. I can’t afford to go get a job of my own right now – my salary would be mostly eaten by the cost of a full time babysitter.
If DH has to go on another deployment for any length of time over 120 hours, we’re on his military salary and not his civillian job.
And I’m supposed to *support* this crap?
Give me a break!
If the Dems want to return to winning, they need to forget about labor, and welfare, and race. The truly unifying issue, and the logical job of government, is infrastructure. Building a strong America at home should now be job one. It’s a winning theme.
I am right there with you.
Right now, I’m not terribly proud of my own chosen party, but in my opinion it’s still better than the alternatives. If all the parties could ever get past the whole Them against Us approach, and simply concentrated on providing viable solutions to the problems we’re having in this country with pollution, education and economy, we’d be a whole lot better off. Almost (but not quite) makes me want to join the Reds (and I don’t mean the Republicans, either).
Oddly enough, I’m finding more and more that I align myself with Socialists rather than Democrats, but last I checked, the primary that mattered most didn’t include that particular party, and I still want a say in who’s running on my behalf. Maybe I should join the Republicans and angle them towards moderation instead of sticking with the Democrats.
Anyway, you have the right of it, all the way down. Build up the infrastructure and the education, health and welfare issues will fix themselves.
Take away that support, and the whole thing disintegrates into nothing more than anarchy.
“No Child Left Behind” my behind!
And see, here’s where we differ. I don’t think we need any parties at all. We just need folks to be interested in the people and not in themselves.
When the parties start serving the people instead of themselves, we’ll have a better way of doing things.
My personal preference would be to eliminate all the salaries for these fine folks who are representing us. We provide them with the same sort of housing they’re providing to the rest of the public housing crowd, give them three squares a day, on us. I’ll bet the quality of life for these folks would improve with lightning speed.