We all remember Ronald Reagan back in the 1960s and 1970s when he said, "The democratic party left me, I did not leave the democratic party; that is why I became a republican...."
Remember, Reagan was a long-time Franklin Roosevelt's democrat before he switched to the republican party. Well, today, with all that has been happening in this country of lately, I feel betrayed and left out by a two-party system that resembles the same exact coin with two sides.
My voice, as a voter, is being silenced by a government elite that for years has ignored the plight of the working class of America. It is time for change in these United States; it is time for a people's party with no attachment to the cronies in Washington that continue to ignore the taxpayers–the same people who support this wasteful government with their taxes that continue to always increase to pay for the fatcats in Washington.
One great example of the political tactics of the current two-party system is Obamacare. While 50 percent of the American people believe that Obamacare is wrong for America, no one knows what to do about it. In fact, even the republican nominee when asked about what he would do as president to bring health costs down, his fast answer is always the same, "Repeal Obamacare." Mr. Romney and his Tea Party's friends offer this nation no plan and no alternative to the current health care albatross that is, Obamacare.
Tea Party members continue to falsely believe that the skyrocketing health costs can easily come down if the government gets out of the way and let the private sector set prices etc. etc. But, how realistic is that? For the last five decades, I have seen rising healthcare costs to the point that today, if nothing constructive is done, this country as we know it will be unrecognizable in the future.
It is time for America to join the ranks of other industrialized nations (i.e., Great Britain, France, Italy, Canada, etc.) and enact a workable healthcare system for this country. The private sector has failed for five decades to lower costs and will continue to fail because whenever a business entity or an organization is motivated by the profit margin, costs rarely decrease in fact, they always go up.
Repealing Obamacare as the republicans want to do without offering an alternative in the way of a viable government mandated healthcare plan for every American is an empty promise because the health care mess we are in will continue to erode our well being and as it is always the case, the taxpayers will bear the heavy burder of higher taxes and high health care costs for the short term and high inflation and other associated costs for the long term.
As an American, I deserve better. I deserve to be counted, I deserve to be represented in the halls of Congress. As a voter, I have been ignored for too long. I want and I demand that my vote be counted in the November's election. America, it is time to wake up.
For too long, the government elite of this nation have had a field day with our money. It is time to tell them to act responsibly with our tax dollars. Restrict welfare payments to able-body americans who collect monthly checks on the shoulders of the american people.
No more bailouts for irresponsible companies who rape their businesses with bonus and high salaries and then, threaten bankruptcy when they cannot pay their bills only to be bailed out with our tax dollars. Enact a new heathcare system that works for all people and bring down costs once and for all. Restrict and eliminate pork projects in Washington, projects that serve no purpose except to put money in lobbyists' pocket.
Vigilence in government must be a priority if this country is to survive in the 21st century and beyond. Enough with the waste and inflated payments for government causes that serve only the politicians who write the wasteful programs that continue to erode our standard of living.
Just as Reagan did more than 60 years ago, today, I feel left out not only by my party the republicans but also by the two-party system that no loner represents me or my ideology, the same ideology of our founding fathers who believed in, hard work, personal responsibility and the dignity for the individual.
As a republican voter for the past 40 years, today's brand of republicanism is not the same republican ideology of past presidents (i.e., Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Reagan), men of steel who wanted for what was best for this country.
Ronald Reagan, in particular, the greatest communicator this country has ever had in the White House, while a staunch conservative, knew how to compromise when it was in the best interest of the United States of America.
Reagan was right when he single-handedly brought down the soviet empire that for years threatened the security of the US and the free world with their brand of communist ideology and an autocratic political mindset.
Reagan was also right when in the 1980s compromised on one deal after another with then the democratic speaker of the House of represntative Tip O'Neil for the betterment of this country.
Today, America is hungry for new leadership in Washington. America cannot afford another four years of socialized medicine by Obama nor can America afford a candidate who offers no alternatives for today's economic ills.
America today needs true leadership and return this country to the ideals that made this nation the greatest country on earth.
As an American, I want my vote to count again, I want my voice heard, I want what is best for America, I want the same America for my children and grandchildren that I enjoyed in my younger years that, when someone wispered the name of the United States, everyone was in awe because they knew what America was about.
In those days, with hard work and proper diligence anyone could have achieve the American dream, anyone could have a bite of the American pie.