I'm an American, You Are Too
Can we agree on an American agenda?
Red state Blue state sounds like a children’s book. I am from the Red, White and Blue state and so are you. The two major political parties want us divided. They focus us on splinter issues like abortion or gays rights. Not that they are not important, but there are bigger issues that go through entire election cycles without a decent discussion.
I think we agree on these issues because we are Americans first and Republican or Democrat or whatever second. WE can reach across the divide created to get our vote and work together. Here are some examples.
How about a balanced budget, wouldn’t it be nice if the politicians spent our money like it was their house too. Anyone who ever balanced a household budget could do better than they do.
Does anyone truly believe that national security is not important?
We need jobs. We want to work. There are new industries such as wind energy, solar energy. If we can’t win back the jobs that have gone overseas, than pass laws to encourage new industries.
Who doesn’t want affordable access to health care providers? This is the United States of America. We should be first in this area. We are not!
Our representatives have spent the social security trust fund on other things. Now they tell us social security is in trouble. They took our money. They spent it on something else. And we vote for them to go back to Washington and do it again. Over 90% of our congressmen and Senators are reelected. You see why they want us focused on anything but them.
Get us off of foreign oil. We have enough natural gas to last 100 years. Coal may not be pretty but it is ours. Stop sending our kids overseas to fight in countries that don’t want us there. Create some jobs right here at home with our natural resources.
Taxes should be fairly shared.
Education, how can we excel, if we do not educate. Expand the education budget. Teach critical thinking.
Not everyone goes to college, teach the trades in High school like carpentry, plumbing, electrical.
I can add to this list, can you?
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