posted on Nov, 10 2016 @ 12:29 AM
Our political system needs a severe shakeup. Yet most of Congress were re-elected. Our system was based on a two (or more) party system for some
form of balance and covering different viewpoints and getting along through Compromise. That has gone along the wayside. Hillary being shady and
known for that, means we would keep a close eye on her. Despising Hillary in no way reduces Trump's severe character flaws. Pre-war Germany needed
a political shakeup too. Look what they ended up with.
Rebuilding infrastructure and building up our military? At the same time we cut taxes? That's exactly why we owe so much to China and other
US debt buying countries. Spending more than we take in with taxes. Our economy crashed in part because Bush started TWO wars while cutting taxes,
then left Obama to pick up the pieces. Has he done great? Not really. But it has improved. We also deregulated banking and let them run wild.
They can invest in crazy schemes now, and leave us holding the bag... but there ain't no money in the bag. Banks make record profits.... but how
much do you get in interest for your savings? Basically Nothing At All.
So do we really prefer cutting environmental regulations that try to keep our air, water, food, natural resources, and lives free of poisons and
ruin, in order to let corporations run rampant because we are told they will share the money with new jobs? Short term thinking that may produce more
crappy jobs that create more profits funneled up for the 1%. Is that the answer?
The whole reason we have government, is because we need governing. It is rules and regulations that keep the greedy under control. We lost
control. We let the foxes rule the hen house. We let lobbyists make legislation. We let corporations donate unlimited anonymous dollars to
political action committees. So who do we elect? A wealthy guy that has a vast record of screwing other people over.
More of the problem lies with Congress. They propose legislation, pass bills, control spending, and decide where and who the money ends up with.
We re-elected most of them again. We place so much emphasis on the President, who appoints people to head agencies and Departments, that we forget
the bulk of our problems lie with Congress. I was mad before. I'm still mad. That won't change anytime soon. Crooked insider/egomaniac with no
experience and a bad temper.... we let it get this far on our own.