Registered: Jan 2006
07-21-12 07:17 PM
Quote from badvestor:
If I got a dollar for every partisan hack job of a political speech I'd be wealthy and not have to trade this manipulated drivel we call the stock market. For rightwing hack jobs I'd charge double because they waste more of everyones time. Roads and infrastructure are built using gasoline taxes which can be 30% of every gallon in some states. A billionaire uses 1 vehicle, just like everyone else, to get to work. The infrastructure his business uses was funded by millions from the middle class driving millions of cars paying billions in gas tax. The lefties lie as well, but their lies tend to favor guys like me, the working stiff. Righties lies are usually geared at giving me the shaft, even worse is the righties make up the most serious lies and do the darnest things that damage the country as a whole. I don't expect Romney to win simply because it'll take more time for guys like me to forget bush and his righties clusterfk of the country.
Your pithy words express what surely must be the thinking of the majority of U.S. voters, many of whom are not registered with either party and call themselves independents.
U.S. voters are repeatedly faced with choosing the least worst, rather than the best, candidate. It's a shame.
One side or the other may propose what could be effective legislation to address a problem. To get the other side on-board compromises must be made. Nearly always, it seems, the compromise protects narrow interests at the expense of overall efficacy. This happens over and over again and has resulted in one law after another that falls short of solving the problem it was intended to solve. We get more rules and expense without a commensurate benefit.
Examples: ACA , and Dodd-Frank. Now we hear that Eric Cantor inserted language into a House Bill that would exempt wives of congressmen from having to comply with legislation to stop insider trading by congressmen.
Is it is time to burn the Constitution and start over?