A Nation of Fools
By Peary Perry
“Vote ‘em out…”
You know as you get older you start to
notice things you probably overlooked in
your younger years. Things like better
offers on the things you buy if you were a
first time user. You know what I mean, you
sign up for a cell phone at ‘X’ dollars a
month…..then after you’ve had it a couple of
years, you see a new ad on TV for the same
service but way cheaper than what you are
paying, but the catch is …you have to be a
So, in some cases it actually makes sense to
cancel your existing contract and start a
new one for the better rate. It used to hack
me when I would see insurance rates from my
broker that were cheaper than I was paying.
If I asked the broker I’d get told that this
was their current rate and oh, yes they
would lower mine…now that I asked.
The problem as far as I was concerned was
that I had to ask. No one offered these
deals to me before I asked. They didn’t seem
to be looking out after me.
Well, friends it seems as if we have the
same thing going on in the nation’s capital
For the past couple of years the majority of
Americans have been concerned over our
rising national debt, the annual deficient,
out of control spending and how can we get
our economy back on track. Voters on
November 2nd are expected to express their
anger with the size and scope of our
government and with their elected
representatives. Most Americans feel as if
their elected officials do nothing but pay
lip service to their constituents when it
comes to our concerns. The average voter is
treated as a third class person not worthy
of notice or concern by those inside the
Yesterday the following was released by the
The president has signaled that at the start
of the New Year, he will speak more directly
to the country about the financial choices
ahead. "If we're going to get serious about
the deficit, then we're going to have to
look at everything: entitlements, defense
spending, and revenues. ... And that's going
to be a tough conversation," he said.
Why weren’t they (both parties) doing this
all along? They didn’t seem to be looking
out for any of us, were they?
Why weren’t they looking at runaway
Why weren’t they looking at defense cost
overruns and more efficiency in the
Why weren’t they weeding out governmental
Why weren’t they concerned over bloated
programs that produce little, but cost much?
Why weren’t they concerned over self serving
members cutting ‘insider’ deals?
Because they didn’t care…did they?
Now, with the midterm elections right around
the corner, we are hearing the cries of
‘reform’….’reform’….and we are expected to
vote the same tired old politicians who
refused to listen to us as they cling to
their plush jobs which might be slipping
This is not strictly a democratic party
problem, no this is a problem for both
parties. This is a problem of too little,
too late and of lies, deceit and arrogance
on the part of the elite elect. Their
distain for the ‘common voter’ shows in
their interviews and ‘off the record’
Well, you know what? The time for playing
games is over. The time to change the forces
that don’t look after us to someone who does
is almost here. You need to vote, you need
to make certain your children vote, and your
neighbors and your grandmother. Everyone
needs to vote.
You have no right to complain if you don’t.
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