Tuesday, October 20, 2009

No Increase For Social Security?

That is so far beyond ridiculous it's almost funny. Of all the cutbacks available, why would 'the powers that be' choose to take money from the elderly? From people who can't make up the difference in the rising cost of living?

While they were deciding on these cutbacks, I wonder if our beloved leaders also chose to deny increases in pay to elected and appointed officials? And, of course, all government employees?

My guess is no.

How does Obama justify pushing to give away trillions of dollars to corporate business while taking the money away from defense, schools, and the elderly?

And worse...he didn't do it alone. Something is seriously wrong in Washington DC.

But there is a simple solution. DO NOT re-elect an incumbent. We need to elect more conscientious, realistic, decision-makers.

And if things don't get better soon, we need to consider removing all offenders from office immediately.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Black In America? Latino In America?

I thought racism was outlawed. This morning I heard on the news that it's COOL to be black. Latino's are changing the face of our nation. Why is that? Because some news commentator says so?

Why is the media constantly referring to different races? What are they teaching our children? That you have to be a certain color to be COOL? We are all just people. The color of our skin shouldn't make any difference in life or on the news.

The simple solution: Racism will never go away until we (and the media) let it go.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Obama's Policies

I've been following Obama's political and personal idiosyncrasies, and most of them smell of something really nasty. Like all charismatic politicians, he promises everything and delivers nothing. And his apologetic behavior in other countries is intolerable.

I believe we are in serious trouble if we don't curtail his power, pull his head out of the clouds, and soap him down.

Sometimes I wonder why we elected a president with the initials B.O. to begin with.

The solution is simple. We need to use our voices. Let our elected officials know we can and will relieve them of their duties if they chose to play follow the leader or pursue their own agenda instead of listening to the people.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bills & Laws

In any given legal situation, ignorance of the law is an unacceptable excuse. But have you ever noticed that even attorneys and judges need to refer to their law books?

How can they possibly expect the average citizen to know every law?

This has a relatively simple solution.

First: Since we, the public, are expected to follow the laws, I believe they need to be simple, to the point, and written in layman’s English.

A two hundred page bill, written in a language only 10% of the people can understand, is a gross waste of time, paper and ink.

Second: Uncomplicate the laws. One bill one issue. No more unacceptable laws piggy backing on admissible ones. Each law needs to stand on its own.

Third: Bills should be posted (in common English) on a website, perhaps named…”pending bills”, or a TV station, or some other highly visible venue, to allow the public to examine each issue before it goes up for vote.

Just think of the time, money, confusion and trees we’d save.

Health Care

The uproar over the health care system has been an issue for nearly every president since the 60’s. But Michelle Obama gave the solution and didn’t even realize it.

She was telling the story of her own years growing up and how thankful they were that insurance covered various illnesses. Back in those years, employers paid for insurance. That’s why nearly everyone had it. And no one abused it.

Well, we can’t go back, but we can do something about the root of the problem. Frivilous lawsuits.

Before these came about, people understood responsibility and lessons learned. They understood that if two boys got into a fight and one broke the other’s nose, it was each parent’s responsibility to take care of their own child’s temperment and medical condition–NOT try to get someone else to pay for it and more by suing them.

The simple solution: We need a mediator between the public (and their lawyers) and the courts. One that can weed out frivilous lawsuits from genuine ones.

We need to make the law tougher on those who abuse the system. If one instigates a lawsuit and loses, they need to reimburse the courts, the defendant’s lawyers, and the defendant for his/her time and inconvinience.