Congress Media Elections Socialized Medicine-Not a Poser

This is not a Poser This is A Rant!
Politics is always so controversial.  Each of us have our needs that come into play when we make decisions at the voting booth.  I was recently in a chat room and a discussion about politics arose.  These are some of my personal thoughts about today’s issues.

When I was younger I didn’t really pay much attention to elections.  I tended to get caught up in the media hype, I was even excited in elementary school when we were all hollering “I like IKE”!  Then, as you age, your life lessons come into play, some bad and some good.  That is when you start making better decisions when going to election booths.

Example of, what I consider, stupid congressional moves. I remember when I was younger, I could see no reason for medicare. I thought it should never come out of taxpayer moneys and that is really a HMO type of operation, really not far removed from socialized medicine.  But back then there were a lot of people approaching the age and they thought they would be better off.  I wonder how many people, that are forced into medicare at age 65, think that now?  There are so many of the elderly, that I talk with, that are so screwed because of the extra expenses it just makes me want to cry.  I am not far from being elderly and am approaching medicare.  I, still, have my reserved ideas about it because anytime the government forces a situation down our throats, I don’t like it!  But, the politicians suckered everybody in and now that the elderly are dependent on the government. Because of fear they just can’t let it go!  Now, we have no choice.

Socialized medicine is really scarry.  My Mother had to have her kidney removed last year. She is 81. When speaking to her Brother and Sisters, who live in Germany (Germany has socialized medicine) they told here she was lucky that she lived in the US because had she been in Germany there is a cap of 80 years old and surgery would not be covered in their system. Granted, if she wanted to pay for that same surgery, out of pocket, she could have it if she could find a doctor willing to operate. How many 81 year olds have enough money to pay for surgery out of pocket? 
On a side note.  If Insurance companies had not been allowed to flourish, I think we would still have Doctors making house calls!  

People that make the news, I say who cares about a small fish.  The media just focuses on the Palins and Jacksons so that it takes heat off the Congress when they start passing their own agendas.  Lets stab them (voters)in the back while they(us people) aren’t looking! You can complain all day long but it will never get us anywhere until we have a viable third party to stop both the Democrats and the Republicans. Unfortunately, the politicians are soooooo powerful that I probably will never see that day.  I will never stop trying though.

I have been an independent voter since long before Ross Perot.  My Hubs tells me that I waste my vote, every election.  Ha, I refuse to vote for the lesser of two evils.  My personal opinion, mind you.  Over the years I have  observed a lot and most of it has been watching politicians line the pockets of their friends with pork, themselves and totally waste taxpayer dollars.  I don’t blame any president, ever elected, for much because I see Presidents as nothing more then the figure head for the henchmen running the show (sort of like the Mayor of a city).  That would be the party in Power!

I cannot tell you the countless times I have written myself into a ballot because I refuse to vote for someone that has no opposition.  Our wonderful city has chosen to have a ward system to insure that some elected officials will never be thrown out of office!  I don’t even know why they bother to put them on the ballot when no one is running against them.  It sucks when I see this crap going on.  I don’t see the Presidential elections as much more promising.  Pretty much fixed to a two party system.

Politicians are mostly, in my personal opinion, nothing more than crooks dressed in nice suits and, occasionally, have law degrees.  If we want to see  Any Change, forget the Presidential office and get the Congress Ousted!

I don’t want to seem too negative but the way I see it…. the Mafia didn’t disappear they all just became lawyers and politicians!

My Son told me I had to conclude my rant with an ending and a solution.  So, I am.  If I had my way the Constitutional Party would be a great escape from the world of the Republicans and Democrats!

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  1. 1

    Ace, tell us what you really think!! LOL

    Seriously, thank you so much for getting this off your chest and out there for us. I understand and sympathize with everything you said. I think the major parties have been co-opted by way too many behind-the-scenes manipulators. I hate it. They say we are free — ha, free??? To do what? Vote for one or the other?? We’ve had a one-party state for many years. The two major parties are variations on a theme big and bigger government or dumb and dumber [which is what they think we are].

    But what is the true alternative? Throw your vote away on a third party? Or hold your nose and the pick the lesser of two stinkers? Or do like many I know and don’t vote??? I think the time is now and the people are us — we will make the changes by the next election and the ward-heelers and thugs who parade around as saintly elected officials will be awakened to a new reality the day after the election.

    If not that, then we’re toast.

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      grouchow said,

      LOL, I just couldn’t help myself. You are right, we are going to be toast if we don’t get those cheating, lying crooks out of office! There might be an honest one or two, up there on the Hill, but I figure 98 percent of ’em are looking out for their own butts and will only say what their constituants want to hear. Sorry, I do go on and on… It’s just such a mess!

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    grouchow said,

    LOL, I just couldn’t help myself. You are right, we are going to be toast if we don’t get those cheating, lying crooks out of office! There might be an honest one or two, up there on the Hill, but I figure 98 percent of ’em are looking out for their own butts and will only say what their constituants want to hear. Sorry, I do go on and on… It’s just such a mess!
    OH! You’re my new favorite blogger fyi


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