As I had feared, the voters of Massachusetts sent President Obama a special delivery verdict today with the election of Scott Brown as a replacement for Ted Kennedy. I'm sure in the next few days, Democrats will find all sorts of circumstances to blame this on, but they need to take a good long look at themselves in a mirror. That's where they'll find the real culprits! In November of 2008, voters on the national level delivered a mandate to the Democrats for change that they ignored. President Obama, along with almost every other Democrat I can think of took that mandate and turned it into a politically expedient joke. Not a funny one either.
What they have shown us since that mandate has been a total slap in the face for the common, working citizen. They bailed out Wall Street, dickered back and forth over a health care reform bill that forces people to buy insurance from the very same insurance companies who have been ripping of the public for profit for years. Not only are the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan still ongoing, but Afghanistan is being accelerated to the tune of 30,000 troops, and Pakistan is being bombed by drones. The unemployment figures are rising like a tide of humanity forgotten by the politicians who are too busy filling their own pockets to care that the weary taxpayer can't take care of their daily needs. Lest I forget, Guantanamo is still open, and if there is one country anywhere in the world that doesn't hate America, please feel free to inform me of it's name. The American public is pissed off and tired of being lied to and treated like an ATM.
While these self-serving politicians look into that mirror, they might want to give a thought or two to creating jobs. You can't raise money from taxes on people who aren't working! That's what America needs, jobs, jobs, jobs. I'm not an economist, but it's not rocket science to know that when people work and are able to take care of their needs like food and housing, money they spend translates into jobs for others also. Both major political parties are so bound by their obligations to the corporation who own them, the taxpayer is on the bottom of their list of priorities. That has got to change. Someone somewhere has got to act with some audacity to recreate the economy. Consumer spending is not going to do it, but jobs will. Can you imagine what all the money being spent on wars could do for if it were spent on rebuilding our own United States?
So, to all the Senators and Representatives and you, Mr. President when you start to employ those who are un or underemployed, you may also be saving your own jobs! Get off your pampered butts and do your jobs, let losing the State of Massachusetts be a lesson to you. We voters are not kidding around. We need jobs, not more rhetoric!