You know, I am getting sick and tired of these political hacks playing games with services people need just to keep their sugar daddies happy. I'm especially tired of the House and Senate doing nothing but maintaining a constant stalemate so that they and their rich friends can continue to rob us blind with cut after cut of services that we should have expanded upon decades ago.
I'm wondering though: How much longer are people willing to put up with this shit, especially in southern states like Florida where I live? It sure would be nice if we could have a recall election for that vampire we call our governor, and then maybe put him on trial for the Medicare fraud he no doubt had a part in....but that would require a government that represented the people, not corporations.
The way I see it, one of two things will happen:
1. The sequester happens, and the Republicans in the House and Senate try to pin the entirety of the blame on the President, who has done nothing but try to move things forward despite their nonstop whining and bitching. People across the country get screwed over by the actions of a do less than nothing Congress.
Or 2. A backroom deal is reached just moments before the looming sequester, and then we get to see the whole kabuki play all over again in a couple of months or so.
That seems to have been the pattern over the last four years: Do as little as possible and keep putting everything off so these sociopaths can keep taking hostages.
On that note, there are two things I'd like to see happen.
First, I'd like to see the President take a stand and realize there's no sense in negotiating with economic and political terrorists. The Republicans in the Congress have proven to be so greedy that they're willing to destroy the rest of us just to make sure their corporate pimps can steal from us every chance they get. If that isn't terrorism, I don't know what is.
Second, I would like to see Democrats organize at all levels in order to ensure that the country turns a nice, bright blue.
It's going to take a little while, given how polarized and brainwashed much of the country is, but nothing worth doing is ever easy. Just ask folks like Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, or any union worker who fought for better conditions. It was hard, and the authorities and their monied backers did everything they could to keep them down.
We may not have money, but we do have power. People power. I'm sure that if we put our heads together, we can use that to our advantage.
See you around,