Wednesday, April 23, 2008

And Then There Were Two

With the economy in such bad shape, the citizens of the Good 'Ol United States of America are searching for much needed change. The rest of the world hates us and our President, mainly they hate us because of him. He believes being President of the United States means being President of the entire World. He waged a war to kill someone who threatened his father in his administration which means he sacrificed the lives of our sons and daughters to carry out personal vendettas. The national deficit is so high I that the $1.00 bill is at its all time low. Some countries won't even accept our dollar cause it isn't worth the paper its printed on. Gas prices are at an all time high, health care is damn near impossible to get, daycare prices are ridiculous and Monopolies like Time Warner Cable are raping us. So unless you live under a rock literally, you are feeling the crunch of this ever worsening economy.

Most of the members of the Republican party are in higher tax brackets then the rest of the country and aren't really affected by the economy. Therefore, the price of gas isn't hurting their wallets, the war in Iraq isn't affecting them cause their sons and daughters aren't there. They are too busy spending the trust funds laid out for them. So by this logic, the Democratic Party seems to have a finger on the pulse of the ordinary, modern-day American like me. Again, unless you are living under a rock you have been pr ivied to the epic battle for the Presidential Nomination waged by Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton. These two history making candidates are in a bitter fight to the end. Both think their policies concerning health care, education, the economy and the war are what's best for the American people. But which candidate really represents change? For me, the answer is Barack Obama!

Why? Let me answer this way....Ever since I've been eligible to vote there has been either a Clinton or a Bush on the ballot. I've been eligible since 1992. Yes, when Bill was in office we had an economic surplus for the first time in a long time. The American people were able to make a decent living as though it seemed. However, Wal-mart became a major monopoly putting smaller companies and stores out of business and then they shipped most of their jobs oversees to manufacture their products putting more Americans out of work. Hillary Clinton sat on the board of Wal-Mart for 15 years. Now, don't get me wrong, I love Wal-mart and shop there almost daily, but who is really benefiting from me spending my dollars there, the American people working to manufacture the products or the Walton family? Of course the Walton Family because Americans aren't manufacturing the products, some child in China is.

No, I'm not blaming Hillary Clinton solely for Wal-mart's decisions, but I am acknowledging the part she played. Sen. Clinton has attacked Barack Obama and called him an elitist and out of touch with the American People. Who had a 129million tax return? Who was able to lend their own campaign $5million for advertising? Sen. Clinton boasts of having so many years of experience, but her husband's 8 years in the white house doesn't count towards her experience.

America is ready for true change. Sen. Obama represents this change. Who better to understand and help fix the economy than someone who actually lived it. He watched his mother succumb to cancer because she didn't have adequate health care to cover the treatments needed. He understands the plight of the single mother being that he hasn't seen his father since he was two. During his time in the Senate he has had more beneficial legislation passed than Sen. Clinton, he voted against the war in Iraq, and he's worked in the trenches with real people.

Many people believe Obama can't win against John McCain. I disagree. Americans are struggling. Even the most racist person alive( yes racism still exists) will choose to eat well instead of starving daily and having their son killed in a senseless war. With that in mind, the number of people who need change far outweighs the number of people who are privileged enough to be considered upper class. John McCain represents a continuation of the Bush Era and policies. Its time to burn that Bush down once and for all. We don't need more lies and more lives lost fighting for someone else's freedom not our own. We have people in this country being tortured, wrongfully imprisoned, starving and homeless, sick and dying, unemployed and mentally ill. We need to take care of home first before we jump so far into foreign policies.

I personally will be doing all I can to help the Obama campaign win the nomination and the Presidential Election. Can we do it? Yes, We Can!!

1 comment:

david santos said...

Hello, Ursula!
Excellent posting.
Thank you.