Do people really believe the men running for president care about them and their needs?
its all about power and money and that is all its about for them. they will tell the people whatever it takes to get elected and once elected will do whatever it takes to keep the people quiet. but it is never about the people for them.
Obama and Romney? Not so much. There is a woman running for president, however, and I do actually believe she cares about my needs. Jill Stein of the Green party. She doesn't take ANY money from corporate donors. Green New Deal that will create 25 million jobs, a green new economy, Medicare for all, political and financial reforms to put power back in the hands of the people, free trade to fair trade, wiping out student debts, legalizing Marijuana, ending our wars, bringing troops home, slashing defense spending, etc. I wrote a hub about her with lots of videos if you'd like to check her out, or she has a nice website.
Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party) is also a candidate who I think cares about the needs of the average person. Chuck Bluestein wrote a hub about him recently if you'd like to know more about him. http://chuck-bluestein.hubpages.com/hub … ident-2012
People have thrown up this question since Ancient Greek times. Naturally the people who are up for election are up to grab power. This is a given. Whether they will or they can actually keep their promises and do something, anything for the people is another thing. Obama wanted to create a form of medicare for the American people. It wouldn't have been as good as what we have in Australia but it would have been a start.
Good historical point, Rod. But I think the more applicable history is that of Germany 80 years ago. We've had our Reichstag fire (9/11), blamed it on a convenient patsy, and trashed our constitution, just as the Germans did.
Thanks lone77star. The idea of trashing the right to be accused of a crime if detained a certain time period by US authorities and the right to a speedy trial are the things that surprised me.
Both Corporate Party nominees, Obamney and Rombama, are Corporate puppets. They only care about their place in the New World Order that George HW Bush gushed about exactly 11 years before 9/11 -- on September 11, 1990. Coincidence? Perhaps and perhaps not. The Rockefellers knew of 9/11 at least a year before it happened.
And Bush seemed awfully guilty when confronted about his possible prior knowledge.
But the tons of iron microspheres in the 9/11 concrete dust proves that the collapse of all 3 WTC buildings was because of controlled demolition.
And controlled demolition proves that 9/11 was an inside job. Al Qaeda could not have had the required weeks or months of unfettered access to all 3 buildings, because of the Bush-family run security company, and the CIA (tenants of WTC7).
Presidents who say that they will restore Habeas Corpus, but ignore that promise for 4 years, deserves no respect. When that same president repeatedly trashes the Constitution by signing into law other legislation such as NDAA, HR 347 (making protest a felony), Obama's kill list with Americans on it, and much more.
Naw, those good old boys are looking out for themselves and Goldman-Sachs.
Now, Ron Paul and Gary Johnson are two guys who really love the Constitution. Especially Ron Paul has proved his love by his 30 year record. He hasn't been bought like other congressmen.
I just recently argued about this very subject on facebook (of all places). I think what surprises me isn't that there are voices out there that are very loud for each candidate. But, rather, there is a third voice that isn't for either candidate, but seems to be in favor of total corruption and total cynicism. In other words, rather than fighting for one candidate or the other, or staying neutral and saying nothing, they go out of their way to convince the supporters that all candidates are corrupt. What's so surprising is how vehemently they fight for this viewpoint. It's almost like they're angry that someone believes in politics, so they must go out of their way to turn them into a cynic as well. They remind me of the people from high school that would tell you that the things you like suck, just to make you feel bad.
The problem with this on a national scale, however, is that we have an army of cynics fighting to uphold this viewpoint that all politicians are corrupt. I'm not saying that a lot of politicians aren't corrupt, but imagine if you got into some government office, and you were genuinely trying to help. Then the guy sitting next to you does something awful and you get branded as being corrupt just for having the same job. It's insulting to the people who are genuinely trying to help.
There's no question that the campaign finance laws need serious revision, as does the electoral college. But the greatest offense one can commit towards our democracy is to sit on the sidelines and think the choices don't matter. A country full of people who think the system will never change is so much easier to seize control of than one filled with people who take an active roll in trying to change things.
i could care less for who people vote for. that is their business. my question was do people truly believe those running for president really care about their needs. are people that gullible? y stop ppl from voting. is stpid. but thy dnt nd to blve
But if you're voting, you must believe on some level. So the answer to your question is yes; some people do believe they care. They wouldn't cast a vote otherwise.
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