Monday, April 23, 2012

Political Prostitution in America

The U.S. Supreme Court with its one ruling on Citizen’s United has created a new class of prostitution in our country. Prostitution is defined as, “The act of setting one's self to sale.” In other words, someone acts as if they care about someone for a price. The more money they spend the more time it buys them with the prostitute.

Political prostitution is the act of candidates selling themselves to the voters. The candidates listen to the voter’s views and pretend to care as long as the voters pay the contribution price. The more money a voter spends the more time they get with said candidate. People without the money to spend receive little to no time with these political prostitutes. For the candidates it is all about how much money they can raise to buy airtime with the networks in the fall.

These political prostitutes are influenced by large amounts of cash contributed to their campaigns by big businesses with deep pockets. The U.S. Supreme Court has turned our elected officials into political prostitutes who are for sale to the highest bidder this year.

Republican Candidate for President Mitt Romney said it best when he said, “I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.'' (Mitt Romney, following his Florida primary victory) With hundreds of thousands of people on the streets because of the downturn in the economy, the “safety net” he spoke about cannot begin to help all of those American voters.

New republican voting laws that require voters to have identification stating a permanent address is not possible for homeless individuals; therefore, those new laws are designed to disenfranchise homeless people for voting in this country. Someone that cannot afford to pay the rent on a place to live cannot begin to pay the price political prostitutes charge to allow a voters voice to be heard in this country.

Our political system is broken because of the ruling made by the U.S. Supreme Court. We have no say in the way candidates will vote in Washington D.C. because most Americans cannot afford the ticket to speak with a political prostitute. A prostitute who charges hundreds if not thousands of dollars for an hour of their time just to listen to what a voter feels is an important issue. New campaigns start as soon as the old one is finished in this country so elected officials are always trying to rise new funding for their next campaign. Maybe it is time for the voters to exercise their rights and just not show up at the polls. I for one have closed my very limited purse strings tight until the candidates can show that people matter more than raising money.

Current elected officials are too busy with their prostitution to go to Washington D.C. and demand reform laws that would fix our broken political system. Their Johns and Janes have not interest in encouraging them to fix the current system either.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Why Vote for Democratic Candidates this Year

The Republican Party and specifically the Tea Party segment of the Republican Party have repeatedly stated that they want government out of their affairs. What they are really stating is that they want limitless rights to control the middle class and the working class in this country for their own personal enrichment and benefit.

They want uncontrolled and unregulated corporate welfare, while they also want the right to regulate and suppress public assistance to the unemployed middle class and the working poor through obstacles like red tape and drug testing. Why give tax breaks to corporations without drug testing the corporate board? After all, we do not know if those rich capitalists are using drugs anymore than we know if low income or middle class people are using drugs. The founding fathers did not like it when the U.S. Government singled out groups that have less of a voice and less power in government affairs.

They wish to control and interfere with the privacy of all women in this country when it comes to their reproductive rights. Yet, they want nothing to do with controlling the rights and privacy of corporations on how they spend their money? After all which is more an invasion of a real human’s privacy rights?

They wish to repeal environmental controls so that corporations would be allowed to destroy local communities’ health and safety. They also want to repeal the healthcare reform bill so that either they can then refuse healthcare or charge outrages prices to the very people they harm with their pollution.

They claim to represent “The American People” yet, which segment of the American People are they representing since America is made-up of many diverse cultures? Those diverse cultures do not always agree with the platform put forth by the Republican Party. When someone is elected and sent to Washington DC, they are expected to represent the best interest of all individuals in this country not just the elite few.