Some thoughts on the Political System
I don’t vote. Don’t get your knickers in a not, I don’t vote for a very good reason, there is noone running for any office that I would care to vote for.
There was a congressman that I would of voted for if I lived in his district, but guess what, his party put up another candidate in a primary election and threw all of their support behind this new candidate. Why? Because he would vote his constituents desire and his own concieous, not the party line. He was also not influeced by lobbyists. With the budget crisis here in California and all the representatives following the guidelines of their own parties, it’s no wonder that the budget doesn’t get passed on time. Representatives and Party Officials, hear this. S0metimes you have to do what is right for the people you represent. Sometimes you have to listen to the people you represent. Actually, I would say that you have to do that all the time.
Another example is the Health Care Reform bills making their way through Washington. I wonder why the representatives are preserving private health insurers? Actually, I have a theory on that. They are being preserved because if a Congressman or Senator were to support a bill that limited them in any way, the representative would lose a large donation to their campaign funds. My girl freind is a financial analyst for a hospital, and I know from her that most of the expenses in health care come from them. Increased staff to deal with billing. Limits on the Doctors ability to treat diseases. Medicine run for the bottom line and it is the Health Insurer’s bottom line that we are talking about.
It is time to revolt. In the next election, vote out all those representatives who are in the pockets of the lobbyists. Vote out all those representatives who blindly follow party line. If we do this every two years, maybe they will figure out what is going on and start doing what they are supposed to be doing, representing our interests.