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And They Wonder Why People Donít Vote

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:55 pm    Post subject: And They Wonder Why People Donít Vote
From Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:00 am to Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:59 am (included)
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Every year we always hear how unfortunate it is that so many people donít vote.

The real tragedy is that we have set up a system which produces so few candidates worthy of our votes.

Candidates have become more like cartoon characters that morph into criminals once elected.

We have members of the locust party that only appear every election telling you what they are going to do when elected.

Most of these professional candidates only appear every two to four years and do little or nothing to help their communities between elections.

They are at least not as dangerous as the party ďstore bought candidatesĒ who run on campaigns based on promises that they know the people want to hear but they know they canít deliver.

Add these to the candidates whose only platform is bashing and badmouthing their opponents.

These candidates wouldnít know a local issue if it bit them in the butt.

But this is the process that has been created.

There was a time when we could at least choose the lesser of two evils but nowadays thatís not even the case.

We now get to choose between criminals both accused and convicted or witches or wrestling owners.

We have people who have never had a real job running against those whose resumes are more fiction than fact.

And that is why we have a federal government that has spoken about fiscal responsibility for years that has managed to increase federal spending every year since 1954.

On a local level back room deals and partisan politics have made the NY elected officials the poster children all that is wrong with government.

At the federal level we constantly send back millionaires who never had to worry about what they spend and act surprised when they do the same with our tax dollars when elected.

Ronald Regan once said ďPolitics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the firstĒ

Maybe itís not crazy that a former madam is running for Governor at least she will know how to deal with the Assembly and Senate in Albany.

But we cannot give up. We need to go out and vote.

We just need to be smart with our vote.

We donít need to vote Republican, Democrat or Conservative.

We donít need to follow the Tea Partiers or the Tax and Spend Liberals.

We need to become educated about the candidates and make educated choices.

Our own choices, not choices made by the self serving media.

Itís the only way that we will stem this tide of inept government and finally get some real change.

I am a disgruntled tax payer and I have approved this message.
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