Senior Talk

One man's opinion about issues of importance to seniors who are retired and facing decisons about things they never thought would be of importance to them.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Time For A Change In Washington DC

Our elected officials have gotten us into a sorry state of affairs. In the upcoming elections it's now time to vote out the incumbents and vote in the challengers. Our middle east, energy and health care policies are in shambles. Our enforcement of immigration policies are a disgrace to our supposedly law abiding society. Corruption seems to running rampant throughout our government. Our budget deficit is a shame. Our trade deficit with the rest of the world is one day going to come back to haunt us as we continually add to the debt we owe to foreign nations.

If you listen to our elected officials they all claim it's not their fault that we are in this mess. But the truth is, it is their fault. They have been in the legislative and executive branches of government for a long time and have all contributed in one way or another to getting us into the situations we are now in. The one thing they do well is to speak out of both sides of their collective mouths to get our votes so that they can continue on enjoying all the perks of being elected officials in our society. It's time for a big change.

It's not a political party problem. It's a problem of elected officials, no matter what party, being in office too long. So I'm suggesting that we don't vote along party lines and not to vote for those incumbents with silver tongues trying to convince that they have ours and the nations interests at heart. I'm suggesting that we vote for the candidate who is running against the incumbent be it at the federal, state or local level.

We couldn't do much worse with a new crop of elected officials. Probably we, as a nation, would be much better off.


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