Nothing, Nada, Not Now; Hurry, Rush, Quicker!
Politics, politics and that dirty word called politics.
That is what this hub is all about: Politics.
Most people elected are given four year terms; that is why the title of the hub is the way it is. The politician makes a promise and what do we see the first year? Nothing. What happens the second year? Nada. When someone asks about the promise in the third year they get the answer: Not Now. The forth year comes. You see their faces on billboards and on telephone and light poles. Suddenly promises are remembered and the opposition reminds the voters and you see pictures like the ones I have put on the right. Hurry, Rush, Quicker!
The pictures I have put are here in Puerto Rico. The United States is no different and I am sure it is that way politically in many other places.
So why are we not making these employees of ours do it sooner?
Yes, that is right; politicians are our employees and we allow them to operate this way. When you speak about it, you hear comments like: that's the way we have always done it or we cannot change it. I have a sure word for that:
I am not going to say one side does it and another doesn't. I believe all politicians do this. In the United States, it's both Republicans and Democrats, oh and Independents too. Here in Puerto Rico, it happens with the PNP (pro-statehood), PPD (pro-commonwealth), and the PIP (pro-independence).
They all do it and we allow it.
Puerto Rico Political Ways
Like I said, I'm here in Puerto Rico and Luis Fortuño is the Governor. I heard a promise that he was going to work on the employment rate and yes, it has come down. It was up at about 16% and now it is 14.9%. Wow, a big change. He said he was going to work on the police force and their bad reputation. Is that why now, just before elections, there are roadblocks being set everywhere and tickets handed out like crazy? Many of the mayors of different pueblos promised big improvements and suddenly they start them just before elections. Why not start them 4 years back? Why are the things that needed fixing from Hurricane Irene just now being started?
Those were just a few questions about the politicians in Puerto Rico.
By the way, Ramón Luis Rivera, Jr., Mayor of Bayamón, you need to hurry and fix the problem in the picture at the right. I'm ok, but some little kid in that park may get hurt.
I also want to ask, do they really need to have trucks with loud speakers that drive around invading our peace? Do you all elect people that can blare the loudest? Maybe Roger Daltry and The Who should be the Governor of Puerto Rico: (Keep scrolling past the video and we will talk about the U.S.)
Loudest Concert in History
- PolitiFact | Tracking politicians' promises
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United States Political Promises
I found an excellent site that tells political promises made. It show which ones were kept, which were broken and those still in process.
Lets go through all the broken promises by our President, Barack Obama:
- Signing the Freedom of Choice Act
- Create a $60 Billion Bank to Fund Roads and Bridges
- Lift the Payroll Tax Cap on Earnings Above $25,000
- Create a Retirement Tax Credit For Low Incomes
- Create a Mortgage Interest Tax Credit For Non-Itemizers
- Provide an Option For a Pre-Filled Out Tax Form
- Allow Medicare to Negotiate For Cheaper Drug Prices
Now of course, he had promises he kept; I will link the site at the end of this hub so you can see for yourself.
Now lets look at the other sides broken promises: The Republicans who control Congress have some too. I consider stalled promises broken:
- Won't bundle bills into must-pass legislation
- End TARP
- Increase Access to Domestic Energy Sources
- Allow Purchase of Health Insurance Across State Lines
- Publish the Text of Bills Online Three Days Before a House Vote
They all do it. Tell us one thing and do another.
Let's all look at this in a very simple way; if you went to your job and made a promise to the owner, manager, supervisor, etc... and you didn't do it, would you still have your job? I doubt it.
Why do we let them keep their jobs?
If we don't start holding these people accountable, this nation will fall; and fall hard!!!
With that, I want to leave you with some quotes that fit. Hopefully politicians will read this. At the right is the link I promised earlier.
The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.
There are certain promises you make that are more sacred than anything that happens in a court of law, I don't care how many Bibles you put your hand on.
Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them.
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© G.L. Boudonck