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Is it true that in all this long Election 2012 neither candidate has said what w

  1. Perspycacious profile image81
    Perspycaciousposted 5 years ago

    Is it true that in all this long Election 2012 neither candidate has said what we must sacrifice?

    Typically it has been my experience that candidates for president promise "something for everyone."  Interestingly, in Election 2012, it seems that this time (with the National Debt over $16.2 Trillion dollars) there is no money left to make the big vote-getting promises, and what we have had instead is the mirage of "nobody will have to sacrifice" and "don't worry, everything will be okay just the way it is going now!"  Is it true that voters will be unprepared psychologically for the sacrifices which will have to be made for "everything to be okay"?  Or did I miss it when it was called for?

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  2. CR Rookwood profile image84
    CR Rookwoodposted 5 years ago

    Nobody wins on bad news, but really, there are some huge bad news issues for the US that no one is touching with a ten foot pole never mind talking about. 1) Manufacturing jobs are not coming back. 2) The financial system has not been fixed and another crash is likely. 3) Living standards are falling. 4) Food prices are rising quickly. 5) No matter who or what is at fault (or isn't) the climate is changing quickly and dramatically and almost nothing is being done to prepare for that (never mind stopping it, forget that--I just mean, to get ready and minimize disaster).

    A major reinsurer just sounded a big alarm about the climate business. This means it will get harder and more expensive to get home insurance in lots of place, maybe even impossible.

    Not to be a downer, but, I'm just saying.

    1. Perspycacious profile image81
      Perspycaciousposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for describing the top of the iceberg.  Big, unwelcdome surprises are in store, no matter who gets elected.

    2. CR Rookwood profile image84
      CR Rookwoodposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sadly, I agree with you. Kind of scary.

  3. point2make profile image82
    point2makeposted 5 years ago

    I think that we live in unfortunate times when it comes to politics and government. We expect our leaders to tell us what we want to hear. If that turns out to be the truth...great but woe unto the politician that tells the truth when we the electorate don't want to hear it. Our political leaders know what is coming and perhaps each, in their own way, honestly believe they can save us.... from ourselves... but they are not going to commit to the truth until after they are elected and even then....they will hold back. In the end our politicians do not tell us the sacrifices we must face because we would punish the one who did and vote for the other candidate who kept his mouth shut.  It is a very strange time we live in. Our "collective" selfishness and mind boggling foolishness is about to get very expensive....no matter who wins!

    1. Perspycacious profile image81
      Perspycaciousposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It got $6 trillions more expensive during the time of the last leader's tenure.  It can't get much more expensive than that....or can it?

  4. tirelesstraveler profile image81
    tirelesstravelerposted 5 years ago

    Listened to Connie Mack, from Florida this afternoon.  He said if one cent of every dollar the government spends.is reduced  next year  and forward the budget would be balanced in 5 years.  That certainly sounds doable without a great deal of pain and suffering.

    1. Perspycacious profile image81
      Perspycaciousposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Meantime the deficit grows over those five years.  Then again, we have people in Washington DC who seem to think "What's a trillion dollars, more or less!"  Frugality has not been practiced for a long, long time! It needs to be, now.

  5. PurvisBobbi44 profile image80
    PurvisBobbi44posted 5 years ago

    I feel the majority of the American People have already met their quota of sacrifice. I feel it is time for the government (Congress) to implement their fiduciary duties to the American people; and get this country on the correct path so the “Middle Class” can once again live a life of financial stability.

    We the American People are already facing higher prices in our daily lives. We need more jobs---we can thank Congress for approving our American companies to take our jobs overseas to China, and various other countries.

    The same big American companies that do not pay any taxes and get benefits of tax breaks--- are the same companies that took our jobs overseas. Congress has a lot to answer for---and now I hear they are not working with our President.

    I say something has to be done to save our Nation and Congress needs to show us they can do it, because they can be replaced.

    One might ask themselves---does Congress have a hidden agenda or has the level of Congress members turned toward---money, power and greed?

    I feel we have a lot of great members of Congress---who need to speak out for our United States of American---"We The People."

    1. Perspycacious profile image81
      Perspycaciousposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good points, and I hasten to add that Pennsylvania Avenure is a two wy street.  The Legislative and The Executive need to make real efforts to work together.  Senate and House need to work together, and now is the purging time, not later.

 
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