Monday, January 25, 2010

What Matters Most?

It will be interesting to see what matters most to our federal government’s elected officials over the next few weeks and months when it comes to bills passed.

The main street economy is facing some difficult times and we need bills passed that would help main street individuals. At present political figures are faced with a U.S Supreme Court ruling that would allow large corporations to buy the votes of the America people through huge corporate advertisement which would drown out the voices of the voting public and in some respects even the candidates themselves.

Voters have to wonder which issues will be more important to the federal government over the coming months. Will the federal government spend more time on a bill that would help them get reelected or on fixing the economy? Will they rush a bill through that would protect their mid-term elections before one that would reduce unemployment?

The Republican Party is enjoying placing the Democratic Party in a very difficult position where they are faced with a no win situation. It is like the old joke of if two family members are drowning which one do you save and which one do you let die?

The Democratic Party must find a way to save both the economy and voters rights during the next few months. If they fail on either issue it will cost them dearly in the mid-term elections which will impact how the Obama Administration does in the run up to the 2012 elections.

But most importantly if they fail it will cost the America voting public dearly and we will be faced with a Republican Administration who will cut services to the poor, do away with public education once and for all, harm people who are not of this country and make the rich even richer to the point of unstabilizing the foundation of our country.