Showing posts from August 19, 2012

Grabbing the Tiger by Its Tail

The two things that are most telling in regards to the last two partisan elections that I've managed to be on the ballot for, the 2008 Secretary of State Primary and the 2012 Lieutenant Governor Primary, is the fact that people are swayed by party line and incumbency more than anything that I ever believed was possible, especially party line.  No matter if parties and incumbents are practically completely out of step with the wishes of the people, there is a vast multitude that is practically programmed, as if they were automatons, to vote by party line regardless of any third party or independent challengers, especially if the outliers happen not to be rich.  Even though the political philosophies and policies within a particular major party, and thereby among individual candidates, vary so much as to make Republican or Democrat stand for pretty much nothing more than being certifiably status quo.  I cannot believe how this guy, Brad Owen, who has made a long Lieutenant Governor …

Apple Pie Politics

Well, it was a matter of time before the Romney & Ryan ticket started bringing out Mom, Apple Pie and the Flag to try to fool the American people about their dubious Medicare plans, which is basically to close out the program and replace it with a coupon system.  Of course, Mr. Ryan is saying he wouldn't dare change Medicare for those presently on the system, but if change is so great, why not?  Or if change is so worrisome, why change it at all?  Because then, he would have to start taxing himself and his rich friends more.  Wouldn't that be a shame?

Romney and Ryan say that age 55 is the age that nothing about Medicare would change for people, but if they win in November, they can change a number with a stroke of a pen, and 55 could suddenly turn into any number they and their Tea Party radicals in Congress come up with.

Do people in retirement or near the age of retirement want to take that chance?  For that matter, do young people that are a considerable distance from …