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Civic 101: the President is Not A Lawmaker
Political View from the Underclass
The President is not a Lawmaker
The House of Representatives (Congress) and the Senators are the hundreds of representatives selected by millions of American voters. These hundreds of men and women are suppose to represent the will and look out for the well being of the people that sent them to Washington. The fact is so many diverse Americans voted for these representatives (especially democrats) that anything they do or don’t do they can claim to represent the people. It is said that the Republicans don’t represent the people, only the rich and powerful and the Democrats represents the middle, working, and underclass. It doesn’t matter what is said about the two major political parties’ intent and who they represent, actions speaks louder than words. In a Capitalistic country money is powerful and that power determines the political priorities in both the Democrat and Republican parties. The Federal Laws of this nation, Federal taxes and entitlements (social and corporate entitlements) creation is the job of the House and Senate of the United States.
The President must review the bills and laws that the lawmakers create and pass in both houses. These laws and bills are then sent to the President to sign into law or veto. In America’s History, 98.9% of Presidents were either Democrats or Republicans. President Obama is a Democratic President, but he is trying to be the President of all Americans. That’s noble, idealistic and sounds like Americanism. It is unusual to say the lease for a president to attempt to embrace ALL Americans, the haves and the have not’s. The President’s style is also unusual in his ability to personally sit and engage and answer the questions respectfully of people he might disagree with or people that may disagree with him, from American CEO’s to American Community Organizers. He seemed to have learned in the last seven years that it is impossible to reason with people who just don’t want to be reasonable. The Republicans operated under a conservative mission to make the President a failure and a pledge to do nothing for four years. Now, the American People, Democrats, Republicans and Independents voted to follow the President and reject the Conservative Austerity, from the bottom up solution. Now, the Republicans want the President to Lead and put his ideals on the table about avoiding The Fiscal Cliff so they can say how bad the President’s ideals are and create more fake news and crisis in an attempt to continue to do nothing. The President is not a lawmaker, but the lawmakers and the American people know that he wants a fair and balance approach to solving the debt crisis created by the previous Republican President and aggravated by the Tea Party. The Tea Party Republicans claim that there is too much money spent and wasted on entitlements. They want the President to cut social entitlements but not corporate, business, and banking entitlements. If the President insist on cutting from the top down there will be more corporate, business, and banking pain than people pain. The corporations, big business, and banking have money in surplus and can pay more because they have more money than the middle, working, lower, low and underclass combined. The Military Industrial Complex should be put on the table for cuts from the top down to show that Republicans are really ready to tackle the spending problem. We have so many weapons of mass destruction and sophisticated technical stealth weapons that no country in the world wants war against the United States. We can definitely cut waste and spending militarily, over spending for toilet seats, nuts & bolts, and hammers by hundreds of dollars each is a historic problem. I am sure all the President’s men and women are bringing up the top down theories and military and medical fraud and abuse as a way to get control on spending, but are Republicans listening?
The President of the United States has requested that the Lawmakers of the United States set the American people free. FREE 98% of the American People from being held hostage to a continued cut for 2% of American that really don’t need a tax break. Then everything can be put on the table for possible cuts, including the Military budget, before not after the Fiscal Cliff. That would be a good way for the Republicans to wish the American people a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
November 29, 2012