Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — What is going on out there?
I could take the time to craft a whole bunch of arguments about politics and economics, but there is a much simpler explanation to it all. The haves are taking from the have nots in record numbers. The rich demand the right to get richer, while the rest of us are forced to simply put up with whatever they want to throw at us.
Here is the worst part. The crazies are gaining a political foothold in this country that will make the gap even worse. The Tea Party and so many other completely out-of-touch political groups are taking advantage of everyone else’s ambivalence and starting to win political power in Washington.
Actually, it isn’t so much ambivalence as it is the fact that the average person has much more pressing concerns than voting to fill political offices. The sad part is that now is the time when we, as a citizenry, need to pay the most attention to the people who make decisions for us.
It all started with the Gore-Bush election results that showed just how evenly divided our country is on just about every topic. Instead of giving us the guy we voted for, Gore, the establishment gave us the guy it wanted, Bush. Ever since then, the government has been undermining the middle class on such a regular basis that it isn’t even being hidden anymore.
So as we move closer to the most wonderful day of the year, our country is in more trouble than it has ever been in. We have a president who cares very little about his constituents, a governing body whose members would rather argue among themselves than engage the people in healthy debate, and a disenfranchised populous that is starting to react violently to being stripped of the very basics of a decent human existence.