I heard on the news last night that the DNC has taken out an ad calling Americans dissatisfied with the government “angry mobs”. Apparently, if you disagree with what comes out of Washington, you have no right to protest.
Pardon me, but the last time I checked, America WAS still a free country.
Has it ever occurred to these people that folks are MAD?
I know in our own community, there is an overwhelming sense of frustration at our elected officials for not listening to their constituents. People are tired of having bailouts, handouts, stimulus, and everything else shoved down their throats and told they have to like it.
Funny that when Bush was in office and people protested his policies, it was a different story. At that time, they were just “peaceful protests”. It appears we have a double standard on our hands.
The DNC claims that the Republicans have paid people to go to these town hall meetings and shout, yell, or otherwise be disruptive.
I am not a Republican, nor am I a Democrat, so take that for what it’s worth. I consider myself an Independent. The Republican party has not paid me to feel the way I do, and I happen to AGREE with what people are saying in these town hall meetings.
More often than not, I find myself yelling at the television over the stupidity coming out of Washington.
My personal opinion is that folks in Washington are so out of touch with middle class, mainstream Americans, they have no idea why we should be upset. They claim they are doing what they are for “the good of the people”.
Ask your representative what laws we have that give them the right to force these policies on us. Ask them if they are willing to go on the national health plan they are proposing. Ask them if they can live on what the average national salary is and live in a home that is on the national average as well.
They aren’t willing to do any of that.
That’s the point.
They want to tell us how to live, but are not willing to abide by the same rules themselves.
And this new Cash for Clunkers plan? What are they going to do when folks start defaulting on these loans they’ve taken out? This is a BILLION DOLLARS of our tax money being spent on this program.
How higher does the deficit have to go before it is enough?
The bottom line is this – people are frustrated. Many of them have lost jobs. Many are facing homelessness. Most of us have lost something in this economic downturn.
We are tired of Wall Street executives getting OUTRAGEOUS bonuses with our tax dollars for a job they have NOT done well.
We are tired of Senators buying new airplanes for themselves because they don’t want to fly coach with everyone else.
We are tired of “too big to fail” when regular businesses who make bad decisions are forced to close or go into bankruptcy.
We are tired of flooding our representatives phone lines begging them not to vote for things only to be told they will vote “for what seems best to them”.
In short, we are tired.
We are tired of not being listened to. We are tired of being told that this administration “inherited the problem”. Sorry folks – unemployment is worse now than it was in January. It is officially your baby – you rock it.
We are frustrated.
We are average people.
We are all races, creeds, and colors.
Daring to speak out against what we know is wrong?
What did you really expect?
People can only be pushed so far before they start to push back.
Elections are coming in 2010.
I will personally vote for ANY candidate other than who our current incumbants are, just to get them out of office.