Posts Tagged ‘elections’

Tough Choices

August 29, 2019

Our government on the national level has been running deficit budgets for many years.  We are currently 22 trillion dollars in debt.  I do not understand why our government is not taking this growing problem seriously.  It needs to be fixed.

Obviously, a deficit occurs when we spend more money than we receive in a certain period of time.  To erase a deficit, either income must increase, spending must decrease, or some combination of the two.

People get really upset if something that affects them is cut.  People also do not like to have their taxes raised.  Politicians are elected by these same people.

We, the people, need to realize that our government is going to have to start making some tough choices.

We cannot continue to tax less and spend more.

We may be called upon to sacrifice something that is dear to us.

Something needs to be done.

During this election cycle, let us ask what our politicians are going to do to turn our financial situation around.

Let’s not ignore this growing problem.

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Judging Judges

August 25, 2010

This November, in Iowa, three of the judges that made the decision to allow gay marriage in Iowa will be on the ballot.  The people of the state are given the opportunity to ratify their appointment, or not.  This is an opportunity to express how we feel about their work.  It will not change any laws, but it may send a message about what the majority of the  public thinks about their decision.  This could make a difference in what happens in other states.

The Iowa Supreme Court  created something new in our state by allowing gay marriages.  It is my opinion that the judges exceeded their authority.  I am glad that I will have the opportunity to express my opinion with my vote in November.

Changing Tide

January 20, 2010

Yesterday, Republican  Scott Brown was elected to fill the Senate seat long-held by Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy. 

That is quite a change.

This election should be recognized by democrats as  a sign that people are not comfortable with the direction that they are leading our country.  A distaste, and distrust, of the proposed health care reform; a sense of weakening security, a fragile economy and spiraling debt: this is not the change that was expected when President Obama took office a year ago today.

Perhaps democrats should rethink their strategy.  It’s not so much of a mandate anymore.