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The Stonewalling of America From a Voter's Perspective

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America -- take note: It is not the Democrats who are stonewalling legislative bills to keep this Nation operating properly. It it is the Neoconservative Republicans who are doing this prior to the November election to make the Democrats in Congress and the President look bad so they can once again implement their tragic control over Congress that, in the interim, will make economic matters worse for this nation rather than better. Aren't these the same Republicans who very seldom held Congressional "Oversight" Hearings during the Bush-controlled years? Was not one of these oversight failures the tragic health conditions that existed at the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Washington, DC? Do Americans want more of the same?

On September 10, 2010, NRCC Chairman Rep.Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga) announced that Republicans "would shut down the Government if they did not get their way" next year. I have a news bulletin for you folks: The Republicans have already shut down our present Government by blocking the 420 House Legislative Bills that have previously been passed from reaching the Senate floor for debate and also a vote.

Speaking of hypocrites: Do you remember Republican Senator Scott Brown from the Democratic State of Massachusetts who claimed after he won the Senate nomination, that "he would be an Independent" voice in the US Senate"? Guess what, folks? Senator Brown has not cast one vote that would put an end to the present gridlock in the Senate, and is now voting along straight party lines with the Republicans.

It is therefore apparent that Republicans will lie, buy, or steal an election in order to serve their corporate masters and not the people. Now, if this is the type of Senate you want to represent you this election year, then go for it. However, before you cast your vote in this critical November election, please take into consideration that the person whom you vote into office -- cannot be replaced by you or anyone else in the Senate for another SIX LONG YEARS.

Therefore, if it is your desire to reform our Senate or Government in the near future, you will be waiting for a very long period of time to accomplish this objective. In addition, the possibility also exists that many of today's elderly voters may not be able to vote for a Senator again. For these citizens, six years can be a very long period of time.

Voters should also consider that political tax cuts are only temporary incomes or solutions that can be repealed or stopped by any political party within any selected election year, and that includes this election year. In addition, tax cuts do not help our "low income" workers, senior citizens, or military veterans who are solely dependent on government "fixed incomes" each month -- incomes so low that recipients are not required to pay any federal taxes, except federal and state taxes charged at the retail sector.

In retrospect, what our "low income" workers and senior citizens desire is a permanent income that is applied by law in the form of a national minimum wage for workers and an annual COLA income increase, neither of which has been provided. In addition, stimulus payments are similar to a tax cut because these payments are also on a "temporary" basis that can be repealed or overturned by our government or some Government Economic Commission whose members may prefer that the national budget should have first priority over the livelihood and financial needs of the people.

It will therefore be your vote this coming November that will determine if this nation will address the needs of its people and not the Republican Party which has a historic political record of catering to the rich, stonewalling legislation progress, shutting down the government -- a political party that has not introduced one damn bill in the Senate recently that would create more jobs or boost working class incomes that are now behind the times. This election year is about the people against the corporations, and not about any political party. Perhaps we the voting people may be bettor off by electing more, not fewer, Democrats to the entire Congress.

For those who may be disenchanted with our current President during these difficult times, perhaps the best time to correct this problem should be in the 2012 election. If President Obama does not perform for the "will of the people" within the next two years, I will be marching along with you to replace him.

Was it not the Republicans who advocated that President George Bush should remain in the White House in regard to another difficult time is our recent history that related to two wars? We should focus on the fact that we are currently not only fighting two military wars abroad, but we now have a third war to deal with -- our nation's economic survival. The only way this can be resolved is by our votes on election day.

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