Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I’VE GOT A BONE TO PICK… Elections: What's Your Opinion?

I’m so busy struggling with all the day-to-day stuff that I find it hard to study the views of all the political candidates running for office. Maybe that’s the basic idea. Ya think? Even more discouraging is that after you vote a candidate into office, they change their political position, anyway. 

Another frustration I have is Electoral College voting. If I’m going to the trouble of voting, I want my vote to count as much as, say, someone’s vote in New York. Yes, the Twelfth Amendment of the Constitution talks about electoral voting, but I think it’s being misrepresented in today’s world.

If I don’t like a restaurant, I don’t go back.
What has that got to do with voting?
Well, you also hear a lot of complaints about people NOT voting. I think if the ballot added a choice of “None of the Above”, we might see hoards of people clamoring to vote. Maybe people who don’t vote are really saying something.  Give us another option, please.

Even if we do find a President whose views we like, the Senate and the House of Representatives always seem to veto the bill, anyway. Or even more annoyingly, add a bunch of crap onto the bill so that the good stuff can’t pass without the crap. Just saying.

What changes would you like to see? Speak up and be heard.

General Election is Tuesday, November 8, 2011.

Cindy A. Christiansen
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  1. Hate voting, hate the political system!

    There. Glad I got that off my chest. :)

  2. I vote in every election. I'm registered democrat but I vote for the candidate, not the party. So, I often vote republican and have even thrown my vote away by voting independent.

    My biggest complaint with government is congress. Their perks, their lifetime insurance, the fact that they do NOT contribute to social security once they're elected.

    This email from a friend says it all, IMHO:
    Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:

    "I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more
    than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.

    The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18
    year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971...before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.

    Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land...all because of public pressure.

    Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

    In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

    _*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*_

    1. No Tenure / No Pension.

    A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

    2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

    3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

    4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
    Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

    5. Congress loses their current health care system and
    participates in the same health care system as the American people.

    6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

    7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this
    contract with Congressmen.

    Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

    If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.



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