posted on Aug, 12 2004 @ 03:10 AM
kerry made a comment not long ago about how we should be able to import drugs from canada at a lower cost than what we pay here. while he didnt blast
bush for this he did blame him for not making it easier for people to do this. well kerry certainly got part of this right...we are paying too much
for drugs in this country. however i feel he missed the big picture by a country mile. rather than blaming bush for not making it easier for us to
get the same drugs but for less from canada why didnt he address the actual problem of the pharmaceutical industry overcharging us? in short the
blame bush and garner more votes for himself. by blaming bush for this he only serving himself rather than serving the people. while i dont feel
bush has done us any favors in this matter i find it baffling how they blame each other just to gain a few more votes all the while not addressing the
bigger problems that really face us, not the problems that face them, winning an election.
i cant support a candidate who doesnt address the bigger problems we face together as americans. drug costs being only one of countless issues we
face. while i might be biased as i dislike and distrust the pharmaceutical industry i do feel we as americans are getting jacked and as long as
politicians blame the other candidate for the bigger problems they arent doing us any favors only themselves.
now i dont dislike kerry because he's a democrat, i dislike him because he is a politician who is as transparent as a window pane. no sooner did i
watch him make this comment about the cost of drugs and bush did i realize how short sighted it was. a person who trully wants my vote wouldnt talk
about the other person, he would talk about his own platform and what HE intends to do. he talks about the issues, not what his opponent has or hasnt
done about the issues. i take great issue with a person who belittles a major problem only to serve himself. to blame the opponent is but an
acknowledgement of the bigger problem that he doesnt know about, forgot about or simply ignored. i feel he has fallen short as he only sees a step or
two beyond him as evidence by what he said.
this isnt an attack on kerry but it is a commentary on how politics is played in this country. while they talk about the issues, they only do so in
regards to blaming their opponent rather than focusing on the problem itself. bush didnt create this problem. drug costs have been sky rocketing for
some time now, not just in the past 4 years. this has been an ongoing problem and i for one am disappointed to see politics as usual while we the
american people suffer while they dont pay a thin dime for THEIR health coverage, we do!
if drug costs were such an issue for him why didnt he draft a bill legislating price caps on drugs? why didnt he do something about it prior to being
nominated? why did it only become an issue AFTER he became the democratic candidate? why does he blame bush solely for this problem? does he
address this problem because he cares about us or because he cares about getting votes?
i question ANY politician in these regards. bush isnt immune in this. he has done nothing while we paid through the nose for drugs that we can get
for less across the border. why are we allowed to be victims while the politicians blame each other and do nothing? how much longer are the
american people going to blame one politician when it took a whole senate and congress of them to ignore these problems and let them get as bad as
they have? bush alone isnt to blame and neither is kerry, they are but a fraction of the actual problem. as long as both sides do nothing and blame
each other and suck us into their "us Vs them" game we lose. there is no winner when we fight each other. while these bloated companies make
billions of dollars off of us by over charging us for drugs that doctors push on us we become more poor with each prescription while kerry blames bush
and bush blames kerry and the real issue is never solved with a REAL solution. it is all too easy to point figners and lay blame, it is harder to
come up with answers and so far i dont see one answer from any poltician for any problems that plague us as a people.