Here They Come To Save The Day
Right out of a Richy Rich cartoon comes the Republicans. The limo's, the high and mighty, the unconscionably wealthy who overshadow everyone else, and the entourages that follow in lock step close behind, all of this coming to town. Yes, folks the RNC is alive and well like a juggernaut steam rolling it's way to Tampa Bay. Awash with billions of PAC dollars beholding to only those zillion dollar donors leaving little doubt that money rules the game. Some game, where millions of Americans continue to wallow in despair and misery. But, what do these high fluting Republicans care about? They say we are the greatest cure for the crisis of our times. With every dollar spent on the obnoxious TV adds only to degrade opponents while exposing a false sense of compassion toward the average John and Jane Doe American.
Just think for a moment of really how much money has been spent and will be spent in the coming months. In no other period in our history has a Presidential election process been this tedious, overbearing with all the political posturing that continues to flood the TV screens, and above all wasting obscene amounts of money. Did I say money. So far, a total of over 4 Billion dollars will have been wasted and not one solution put in place to ease the financial and economic situations that the majority of the American public currently face. Now comes the shocking reality with all this money literally thrown away on TV advertising that only showcases one attack ad after another leaving little doubt that anyone is actually guarding the hen house, sort of speaking. There is so little room for governing that could have prevented the economic crisis we are still facing today when everyone is campaigning and being hand fed by every lobbyist in town. Yet, the coming of this economic crisis we are in could have been avoided, but the signs of the impending economic collapse was completely ignored by our "Wizards" in Washington. Today the same things are repeating. The dollar is falling faster than a speeding bullet, our national debt is careening toward the edge of the abyss, and our whole economy is still stuck in reverse. But wait, here comes the RNC convention, like Mighty Mouse to save the day. It also reminds one of Dudley DoRiight of the Republican party leading the charge to vanquish the ills that plague our economy.
In all the news aside from the Olympics with the rest of the world immersed in a quandary of crisis leaves one wondering how is the United States ever going to resolve the most important questions of our times? All that hot air spewing from every candidate in every TV add or campaign speech with no relief in sight, we the hapless citizens are constantly exposed to relentless political attack adds one right after another. To add insult to injury the ones that are in office are so entrenched in every lobbyist's pocketbook while corporate donors fill their campaign chests does not make for many policy decisions that could solve at least some of the most damaging aspects of the economic crisis we all are facing.
Now, with the Republican party poised once again to undo progress that has helped so many millions, and yes, rich and poor alike, is taking center stage. But, undaunted the Republican party has continued to dismiss any hope of compromise in alleviating the economic crisis the has fell upon every governmental budget. All of which continues to trigger more calamity among an already troubled and weakening society. With so many budget cuts in practically every level of government triggers more animosity toward our elected officials. It also reinforces unparallel economic deprivation upon more of the population in the process. But, like everything else the Republican party has done and most likely will continue to do is akin to putting the cart before the horse in all their rhetoric on what they propose and the legislation that makes its way on the congressional floor. An example: Governor Scott's reluctance to grasp the seriousness of what cuts in Medicare will do not only to our senior population but to the overall economy in Florida and across the country boarders on the unconscionable. Granted Medicare and Medicaid have many drawbacks, and still ripe with fraud but, to cut allotments or substitute with private insurance companies only will push this nations uninsured even higher and more of our population especially our seniors into poverty. All of which will cost more in government spending in the long run.
The present Administration with passage of the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010 was a step in the right direction but failed on many counts. Not only did it spur more debate and ended up in the Supreme Court [which by the way a ton of money was spent on that one] but, put more a burden on employers who are in tight fixes anyway. There again, it opened doors for women that the Republican party were trying to close all in the name of budget cuts. The best solution actually lies in National Economic Reform which encompasses scrapping both Medicare and Medicaid entirely and instituting a single payer plan of Universal Health Care. But no politician Republican or Democrat has the guts to start the debate and pick up the gauntlet thrown down by the late Senator Edward Kennedy. They fail to see that once implemented through National Economic Reform our national debt will be substantially reduced and more people will enjoy the economic opportunities the will enable our society to rebound from the current economic mess we are in.
It is time to realize that while the Republican party is in the pocketbooks of the few wealthiest the majority of the nations population continues to languish in a perpetual cycle of economic stagnation. When Paul Ryan touted his "Path To Prosperity" as the cure all for our economic woes, it was just another attempt at pushing an agenda down every voters throat. Still, most of the Republican party and some Democrats too don't, won't or can't get it. Their lack of empathy for the poor, the destitute, the hungry and the aged resonates through the succession of proposals that really misses the boat. In fact, they haven't reach the right pier yet and probably never will.
The real issue is that for over 30 years the United States has lost so many millions of middle class wage jobs, forced millions from their homes, has and is engaging in armed conflicts all over the globe that's costing billions of dollars while relying of energy from foreign nations all as a result of governmental policies that continue to favor the very rich. These very facts underscore why there is so little taxable income that should other wise be available to compensate for all the necessary mandated expenditures incurred by every city, county, state and this country.
Many an economist realize the severity of what the Republican party is trying to do. We have to remember that a nation that is economically healthy are the ones the tax and spend the most while the others who cut taxes and spending are doomed to fail. The fulfillment of the Williams Theory of Economic Evolution is essential in whether or not this country succeeds. When it takes a large enough infusion of capital targeted to the right places, mainly the general public, will bring about the resurgence this country so desperately needs. This instead of reducing taxes and cutting spending at the same time as what the Republican Party are now advocating. With a plan of direction, National Economic Reform, as the blueprint this country needs along with the right amount of initial capital the United States will be assured of an economic recovery. Using a workable business analogy of up front funding to gain more capital is essentially the basis of all economic growth. The payback will be by way of more people working with more deposable incomes. Thus, more taxes will be collected thereby ensuring more spending. The alternative spells more economic strife amid a world already filled with woe and misery.