January 16, 2012

2012 Agenda For Politicians

American politics is one of the few jobs where you are allowed to hunt for another job during 98%  of normal working hours and continue to be paid for your present position. WE CANNOT LET THIS HAPPEN THIS TIME!
"Republicans hope Mr. Obama’s pronouncement that a full-year extension of the payroll tax cut was the last “must-do” piece of legislation for the White House will work in their favor, making them look as though they are trying to create jobs while Mr. Obama is busy campaigning." Boehner Faces a Restive G.O.P. and New White House Attacks, Jennifer Steinhaurer, New York Times, January 14, 2012
In 2012 we have the following items that demand national attention: the presidential and congressional elections, the Afghan war,  Iran building a nuclear weapon, high unemployment, a teetering economy and a national debt with no plan in place to solve it. These are just the items on the top shelf.

Our elected officals are going to try and do the side-step to avoid confronting anything other than their reelection. This is where they make their money and get their power and influence. They would rather wait until after the election when they have raised more money and consolidated their personal power. Both Democrats and Republicans will play the delay game. Each side may bantor some for the cameras and the press; however, in the end they only have their power retention objective in mind.

No one knows how long the world will give us to develop a plan that corrects our deficit problem over time. The consequences are too great to find out; just look at Greece and much of the rest of Europe. We need a plan now. We can begin its implementation later, but give us the plan.

Unemployment cannot wait. There are too many citizens not working and too much work to be done to build and fix infrastructure. Money is cheap and there is an excess supply of labor. What are we waiting for? The election? Families need work now.

It is time for our politicans to go to work rather than spend time and taxpayers money to solidify their next job.

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