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Finally Change America Can Believe In

Updated on October 9, 2011

The Revolving Door for All Politicians


We are Finally Going to Get the Change We Crave.

In 2008 Barack Obama swept the election with a message of hope and change. We were going to have gay rights and equality and the poor were going to be enfranchised. The elderly were going to be embraced. He didn't mention the handicapped but to make fun of them and later make a retraction. Single Mother's financial plights were going to be over once Barack Obama become president. Gitmo was going to be closed and the war in the Middle East was finally going to be over.

Well we didn't get change but more of the same. Actually we got worse. It is not a plausible argument that we are better off economically when we have more people unemployed and the biggest transfer of debt to the American people in the history of this country. And not to mention Congress did this while giving themselves a raise during debt ceiling collapse which cause the credit of the USA to be down graded.

We have had change and it has been for the worse. Sadly, there is no beacon of light running against Barack Obama on the Republican side. Michelle Bachmann is an embarrassment to herself, the people she represents and her country. Sarah Palin is a celebrity who thinks she is in politics? The field is grim for the Republicans right now with the exception of Romney which the Media keeps reporting he is unpopular.

We have the Tea Party Movement which is controversial and far right and then we have the Occupy Wall Street crowd which is far left. There is an over polarization in this next election cycle which doesn't represent middle America. So with all the inventions of new political parties it is fair to say that change is on the horizon.

And while hunger is a great motivator for enlistment in the military it is also really bad politics for re-election bids. I would not be surprised if there becomes a revolving door for all politicians who will serve one term if they are lucky and the are booted out of DC altogether. The general feeling is that until politicians serve their constituents and not corporations they need to be voted out of office. Besides there is no need for career politicians anymore. Obviously, politicians no matter how noble their intent is when they enter politics can't resist insider trading.

And in the biggest financial crisis they have given themselves a 5% raise.

So change is on the horizon and all of DC is going to feel it as they are passed through a revolving door with one term in and then completely out of politics for life. Show me a poor politician and I will show you an honest one. The biggest class disparity in America is between the politicians and the people they represent.

So change is about to come to all of DC and there is absolutely nothing they can say or do that will change this. So throw the bums out until we get represenatives in DC that actually serve the country before they play politics.


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    • JT Walters profile image

      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Peter,

      I re-edited this hub as well. Yes, in the 1880(s) presidents served two years. I agree with term limits for all of them. I would also like to see Congressional and executive pay to be capped much lower and Congress and the Execuitve branch forbidden from insider trading. I think they should all be like Tibetan Monks up there with just their robes.

      And I don't think I am the only person who thinks this way I just believe you and I are living dangerously by openly writing about this. The main stream media doesn't report any of this because they are millionaires and they don't want to pay taxes either.

      I agree!!!

      Thanks for reading, commenting and providing feedback. Your comments are always valued.


    • PETER LUMETTA profile image

      PETER LUMETTA 6 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

      An interesting observation JT, I think we should insure the revolving door by placeng term limits on the criminals in DC. There are a scant few that need to be kept but about 95% need to be shown the door. Good Job,