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Voting For President From Florida: What Will The Next President Do For Me?

Updated on August 27, 2012

What is in it for me?


Voting For President From Florida: What Is In It For Me?

Today In received a note from one of my Hub buddies suggesting a modification to my hubs. I was eager to hear her advice as I really would like to improve my hubs. So I read from the learning center the article she suggested which was full of wonderful advice and then I tried to access wikimedia common. The moment I did I received pop up advertisements from political parties and could not access the services my friend suggested.

It reminded me of when Barack Obama ran for president and I had pop up ads all over my computer then as well. One said, “Vote for Barack” and get a free big screen television. Another one was “Vote for Barack” and get a free laptop. Today’s wasn’t for a specific candidate but offered an Ipad2. I want everyone to know I still have a small screen television and there is not a new laptop in my home. So I am now iving with the broken promises of Barack Obama. Although I have had many Democrats come to visit me and tell me Obama is going to change? I don’t argue I listen respectfully because they believe.

I am a person who has cared for my son without the benefit of services and with welfare and the social security administration threatening to rip the funding out from underneath my son who is both medical fragile and had autism. I took care of my Mother while she was dying for two years which Barack Obama claimed his mother died of Colo-rectal cancer as well and I didn’t have the benefit of one day of respite. If anything healthcare has gotten worse and not better with the electronic prescription service. When I go to the doctor I have to ask for the prescription to be written out because they so often get lost in cyber world.

Barack Obama has no intention of changing. I don’t have my big screen television, my laptop or my Ipad2. He has given more to Pakistan than he has to Americans and then he has Debbie Wasserman Schultz attacking Mitt Romney while she has homeless people with disabled children sleeping in freezing temperatures in her district. What has Barack Obama done for me? The answer is simple…absolutely nothing.

But that can be said about Mitt Romney as well. And it is time Washington DC hears it first and foremost. Maybe only the 15 can occupy the White House but until the serve the 99% it will be a revolving door.

And that is what this country is face with Obama versus Romney the Harvard graduates. Both men have not taken on the common issues of the people but have lived these extraordinarily privileged lives in which their feet have never had to touch the ground.

I even hear from Ron Paul who would like me to vote for him. I think libertarians only liberate children to war so old men can get rich from young men/women dying.

So what choice is there for a parent of a child with medical complexities and autism? Who should they vote for president in the state of Florida? I don’t think the disabled or the veterans for that matter have a dog in this race. It is the 1% running against the 1%. And if we have learned anything from George Bush and Barack Obama is that Harvard graduates love to run up national debt no matter which party they are from as both George Bush and Barack Obama have both done it and substantively besides their religions and race they have had the exact same policy in America. Keep shoveling cash into the wealthy people’s pockets and steal from the poor. It so both despicable and embarrassing that in the year 2012 that our government lacks the sophistication to be able to embrace all of the people in the country instead of making the very few extraordinarily wealthy. It is not class warfare but a complete and total failure of government. The only way government can make jobs is by hiring more people and they are hiring people from overseas and leaving Americans unemployed.

Washington, DC lives well at the expense of everyone in America as well as New York and it is time their reign ends. I am voting in the primary but I don’t even know if I will vote in the general election as I am fed up with this government entirely.

The only thing that has changed in this country in the last four years is that I have less money, healthcare, security and opportunity and all the resources of my country are being given away to other countries.

I remember Barack Obama said Americans were soft, weak and they need to toughen up. Yeah, I would like to see Barack Obama take care of a child with Autism for one day and then come back and lecture anyone on the merits of being weak and soft. Someone has told me he is interested in helping children with Autism now some four years into his presidency. Really? Because I believe he promised me a big screen television, a new laptop and an Ipad2 along with gay people having the right to vote and jobs and so much more.

I haven’t heard Mitt Romney speak of Autism at all but again I don’t watch television. I have caught the debates but only to present them here on hubpages as I assume many of you don’t watch television either.

This election year I want to know what is in it for me. I have done and done and done for my country and far more importantly I have done without for my country and sacrificed for the last decade while all the monies from the middle eastern war were shipped off to South Korea. I didn’t get to be a billion dollar CEO banker like all of Obama and Romney’s friends. So unless there is a candidate that can tell me what is in it for me they can assume they will not be receiving my vote. I don’t think there is a choice besides Harvard and Harvard anyways.

Things get so ugly in Florida for votes I usually have to shut my telephone off and shut off my computer. I hope the candidates will not prove to be such a nuisance this year.

So what is in it for me? Becuase if either party wants ,my vote this year they are going to have to earn it.

Barack Obama on Big Oil. Have you seen the prices at the pump?

Barack On Gay Marriage. Hollywood is obviously more worried about having to pay Taxes under Romney then the rights of LGBT.

Barack On GITMO

Change I Believe In.

I believe America has changed and in such rapid and drastic ways that the government can't keep up with the people including Hollywood which is a bit of an odd duck in this entire process. And no matter who lives at 1600 Pennsylvannia Anevue that this country will never trust another politcian in office because all their loyalty and faith in their leaders has been rewarded with complete contempt for people living outside the beltway.

The Change I Believe In Is in You and Me and not coming from anyone involved in leadership as they all have failed us continually and habitually. I now know givernment can't do anything for me but only to me. I no longer consent to this form of tyranny.


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    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      6 years ago from Florida


      I told you I am not partisan. And you have a point in that I had higher expectations of Obama then I did of the Bushes. Autism isn't just a malady it is 10% of the nation. That is far larger then the military. And I didn't just blame Obama for not mentioning Autism. I blamed both parties.

      Obama speaks of unification of the Navy Seals which came from right around our area. Let me tell you that DC is unified as well. We despise them despite their, color, creed, nationality, religion and everything else.

      No one trusts the government anymore and that includes both parties.

      When you pull for the Dems so hard it kills my hope that we can be a united country. Rent ideas and own what works and let got of what doesn't. Government can't be cleaned up by government. The only thing that can be done is a complete cleaning of both houses as they are only greed driven.

      And I can't take Obama seriously since he has meetings with Actors who don't pay taxes in the USA nor live here. He is just doing it for the money which makes him a you know what. And the you know whats need to leave DC.

      No one has helped the children with Autism from either party. And yet they can have a complete melt down about Gabby Giffords because to Congress only Congress counts. They work for us. They should cry everytime each one of us gets a cold.

      Cred you make me sad with all this partisanism. I think I will go vote for Romney.



    • Credence2 profile image


      6 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      Yes, the political system sucks, but there is the lesser of two evils and that is the Dems. I did not expect the president to speak on Autism or any other of a number of maladies that affect our population. The social net and the needed spending that is necessary to support continued research to ease the suffering, is not going to come from the GOP. It is firmly against their mantra of every man for himself. I don't think that it is fair to expect Obama to cure all the world woes and inequities within his administration, but I certainly do know who continues to obstruct everytime something gets proposed to balance things.How long has all the problems you speak of been going on long before Obama, is he going to fix it all in 3 years?

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Cred2,

      I saw the state of the Union Speech and I was going to stay silent but you poked the sleeping dragon. Both parties are so detached from reality it is unbelieveable. Niether party was willing to address Autism. Not one word on Autism from either party. It is as if 1 in every 89 families don't exist.

      Cred, you know how I feel about you but you are kidding yourself if you think the party affiliation makes any difference. It goes like this, graduates of Harvard are loyal only to Harvard and they spend like crazy. It was true of George Bush and it has been true of Barack Obama. And it will be true of Mitt Romney as well.

      As for Obama, why didn't he roll out all of these plans when he was first elected instead of lining the pockets of his buddies? Hollywood has certainly gotten much richer and doesn't pay taxes. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have a private meeting with Barack Obama in the Oval office according to the news? They don't even live in this ocuntry. They don't even have children with an Amertican Nationality. How serious can I take Barack Obama as a president when gives Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt private meetings?

      There was so much wrong with the State of the Union Speech last night I didn't even want to write a hub about it. And the response lacked luster as well.

      Congress will never send a bill to Barack Obama to limit their insider trading. It was a nice line but that is all it was a line. Congress counts on insider trading and Obama knows it. It was like puting the fox in charge of the chicken coup.

      I would think Obama will win no matter but if he under estimates the sophistication of the voter he will lose. Lip service isn't going to cut it this year.

      It is Obama's race to lose and he is headed that way unless he starts speaking the truth.

      You know I like you alot but I can't be partisan. both parties are sucking right now111

      I want you to know we all wanted Obama tg succeed and love his country men. Sadly, there is no sign of it.


    • Credence2 profile image


      6 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      Hello, JT, You said: Keep shoveling cash into the wealthy people’s pockets and steal from the poor. It so both despicable and embarrassing that in the year 2012 that our government lacks the sophistication to be able to embrace all of the people in the country instead of making the very few extraordinarily wealthy. It is not class warfare but a complete and total failure of government. The only way government can make jobs is by hiring more people and they are hiring people from overseas and leaving Americans unemployed....

      You think that it is bad now, put the GOP in power and see how much worse it can become... It basically comes down to the lesser of two evils.

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Your comment makes me very sad dagda3772 and it makes me feel very oppressed.

      When that mentality has been taken as it has been for the last 40 plus years certain sects of the population get screwed under the general welfare clause. It is a shortsideness of the Constiutition. So no, it is time for each presidential candidate to answer what they will do for me because I haven't had anything in over a decade with a medically fragile child with Autism by myself and a dying Mother of cancer and you should be ashamed of your country that would deprive single parents with disabled children of healthcare and educational services for the past decade. And that is exactly what has happened. I would submit when the next president understands he works for ALL the people and can address the needs of the very neediest then that will be for all of the country.

      Our country has completely lost its moral authority to do anything when it leaves its disabled homeless, jobless and edcuationless.

      There has been sects of the population who have always been screwed and hey, we aren't communists. So it is time for my country to do something for me and that means the next wannabe president is going to have to address my needs versus just running around with dumb slogans and making empty promises. I have already been screwed so it is time the rest of the

      country realize how amoral they are for allowing the disbaled to be trampled upon in the pursuit of their own happiness and communism intent of patriotiism.

      500 billion to Pakistan when we have disbaled children who are stuck in beds because our government can't afford (or claims they can't afford) to buy them wheel chairs. Yeah, I should get back to the back of the bus because I am not allowed to stand up for my disabled child the day after MLK. Right!

      I am the country not corporations so it is time I am served.


    • dagda3772 profile image


      6 years ago from Washington State

      Why as Americans do we say what will the president do for me. As Americans, shouldn't we be saying, "What will the President do for our Country?" When we elect people for what they'll do for "Me" then we screw the American people. We need to stop thinking of ourselves and vote for a person that wants what is best for the country.


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