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Why does it have to be about party affiliation? Shouldn't our leaders join to he

  1. TinaMarieTad profile image78
    TinaMarieTadposted 7 years ago

    Why does it have to be about party affiliation? Shouldn't our leaders join to help America's issues?

    I don't understand why it has to be finger pointing from each side of the aisle. I think both the Dems and the Repubs are at fault. I wish that they could come together and make decisions for America and Americans that were not party driven. I feel that both sides should join together and set aside differences to come up with solutions for Americas problems..Is this possible? What do you think?

  2. Joni Douglas profile image84
    Joni Douglasposted 7 years ago

    A most excellent point.  It seems everything is agenda and party driven.  I feel that we have to dig real hard to find the true reasons why some politicians are for a particular bill and what hidden goodies they get for throwing their support at a bill. 
    We all wonder why a Congressman would spend millions of dollars to get a job that pays a couple hundred thou.  There are reasons, money in it for them reasons, that we know little about. 
    They all call by bi-partisanship but rarely follow thru, and you are right, it is both parties.   They are putting their interests above the welfare of the people. No doubt about it. And people are paying attention.  This Congress has a very low approval rating, people citing unequivocally that Congress is out of touch with mainstream Americans.

  3. Emissionguy profile image82
    Emissionguyposted 7 years ago

    Getting elected is the goal so they can get their turn at the troth. I don't think any of them care one lick about the general public.

  4. TinaMarieTad profile image78
    TinaMarieTadposted 7 years ago

    Joni~ You are right, they are putting their own interests before the welfare of America and her people..thanks for your answer.

    Emisonguy~ Getting elected is definitely the goal and furthering their position in pecking order as well...they do the bidding of the top of the order, and forget about the general public.. Thanks for your comment..

  5. Wayne Brown profile image84
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    You have to understand that the tradition of party affiliation grew out of the on-going fight over "states rights".  In actuality, we continue the battle of "states rights" today (example, look at the debacle in Arizona).  The healthcare initiativer was really rooted in "states rights". The issues change but the lead right back to states rights.  The founding fathers created the republic with an orientation of binding together a group of strong states into one union.  A central government was created but expected to remain small, uninvoled largely, and be a servant to the states.  The Republican side supported this approach.  The Democratic side leaned the other way and wanted power, money, decision-making, etc. in the hands of the Federal Government.  The Civil War ultimately was a "states rights" issue revolving around the argument regarding a states ability to secede from the union.  The issue that raised that question was slavery.  Thus we align our thinking with the party that supports what we believe.  I am sure if something better comes along, it will survive on its own merit but until the issue of "states rights" is resolved once and for all, the two-party system will be the dominant approach.  WB

  6. Jason R. Manning profile image85
    Jason R. Manningposted 7 years ago

    Hello Tina,
    While it would be nice if there were less partisan bickering and back biting, the essential problem with a want of unity is night and day.  How do you propose one group that wants to layoff half the government workers join with the other group who wants to hire millions more government workers?  These are mutually exclusive modes.
    If they cannot agree on how to help, they essentially stall a solution, the longer they stall, the more salary they earn.  We have had a homeless problem for centuries in every country on the planet.  While there are degrees of the problem, there hasn’t existed a ruling party to fix the problem.  You’re asking for something only God himself can fix.