THINK FOR YOURSELF OR BE LED BY THE NOSE

We have elections to form a government consisting of people that will take care of its citizenry. However, for quite some time now, it doesn’t seem to be working too well for us. We can change it though, and the way to do that, is to change the way we look at the candidates running for office. These are people that want to be in charge of running OUR country. OUR country! The people WE place in office make rules and laws that affect OUR lives every day. Therefore we must not let them do our thinking for us. We must think for ourselves and vote for those that will serve our family best.

What I do, is not so much pick a candidate, but to eliminate, one by one, those I would NOT want as my president.

To do this as a whole requires each of us maintaining ourselves as an independent voter, sold to no party. By being an independent, we stop listening to the BS those political clowns put out. We look to see where each one stands on every issue. We start looking at their voting records. We also look at where their campaign money is coming from, because this is where they will owe their allegiance to once in office (certainly more to them, than us).

They play us for stooges and look to herd us in with their, all talk but no action, of what they’re going to do for us.

As an Independent, I don’t believe a candidate if they are taking money from the big money people. It doesn’t matter to me which party you are in. When you are taking corporate money, you are not going to get my vote – period! Hillary is the perfect example of claiming to be for the working person, while all the time her campaign people are USA Incorporated…….Boo to the hypocrite.

Below is an interesting article someone passed onto me:

Top 10 reasons to vote Republican 

Why would anyone vote Republican? Well, here are 10 reasons.

  1. You are a bigot

It’s true that not all Republicans are bigots. But if you ARE a bigot, the Republican party will be much more your group than the Democratic party. Remember that there are lots of ways to be a bigot: You could be a racist, a homophobe, an Islamophobe, or lots of other things.

2.  You like eating, drinking and breathing poison.

Many Republicans are calling for or voting for shrinking or eliminating agencies that protect us against poison. They seem to think that the corporations will do the right thing, without any pressure from the government. Uh huh. Read The Jungle.  Look at the way Monsanto is hiding facts about Round Up. Look at food safety and outbreaks of E. Coli.

Corporations exist to make money. They will do so any way they can. The government needs to stop them from doing so in ways that hurt people.

3.  You think the rich don’t have enough money

The idea that giving more money to rich people (via tax breaks) will help poor people is nonsensical and has been shown wrong time and again in history. Huge tax breaks for the rich (a la George Bush) don’t work.

4.  You don’t support our veterans

The Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran’s Association (IAVA) rates every member of congress on how well they support our veterans.  In the Senate, 9 people got A or A+: All were Democrats. 30 got D or F: 29 Republicans and one Democrat.  More on this

5.  You like big deficits

Since the end of WW II the ratio of debt to GDP for the nation has gone down in 9 administrations (3 Republican and 6 Democratic) and up in 7 administrations (6 Republican and 1 Democratic).  The largest increases by this measure were GW Bush’s 2nd term; GHW Bush, and Reagan’s first term. The largest decreases were the three terms right after the end of WWII (Truman and Eisenhower). The last decrease under a Republican was in Eisenhower’s 2nd term

6.  You don’t believe in free speech.

The American Civil Liberties Union is the premier defender of our civil liberties, including the right to free speech.  That’s free speech for EVERYONE; from Nazis to Marxists to Fred Phelps to anyone else. They rate politicians, including governors, senators and representatives.  12 people got a 100 rating: All were Democrats. 65 people got a score of less than 10: All were Republicans. Only 6 Democrats got a score under 50 (Joe Donnelly, Michael Ross, Collin Peterson, Joseph Shuler, Mark Critz and David Boren). Only 2 Republicans got scores over 50 (Olympia Snowe and Mark Kirk)  Full list

7.  You like big government

The Republicans like to claim they are against big government. It’s a lie. They only object when government helps people. But they are supporters of the Patriot Act; they want the government to say who you can marry; they want the government to forbid abortion; they want the government to be able to spy on you without restraint. Unfortunately, many Democrats agree with them on some of these, but to find opposition to these big government ideas, you have to look to the Democrats.

8.  You want government to hurt people, but not help them

This is really just a summation of some other points.

9.  You are greedy, short sighted and rich

You really have to be all three for this to work. If you’re rich but not short-sighted, you know that, in the long run, when there is huge income inequality, it leads to things like stock market crashes and revolution, and everyone loses.  In a revolution, it is often the rich who lose most.

If you’re rich but not greedy, you recognize that helping others is a good thing, and that the government assuring that people have a safety net is a good thing as well.

10.  You like torture

The Democrats don’t exactly shine here, but the Republicans are much worse.  It was, after all, Dick Cheney who bragged in his memoir about being a war criminal. It was Don Rumsfeld who opined that a problem in Abu Ghraib was that they weren’t torturing prisoners enough.  And it is mostly Democrats who have objected to torture.

Torture is wrong.  It’s also stupid. It doesn’t work. People who are tortured will say ANYTHING (true or not) that they thing their torturers want to hear.

My words now: Rich is good, but not when it comes from cheating you and I. I love what the following article calls out – We are being bilked, robbed and cheated, all with the blessings of the people in Washington allowing it to happen – we are slowly being enslaved …………

http://collectivelyconscious.net/articles/18-ceos-called-out-by-bernie-sanders-for-taking-trillions-in-bailouts-evading-taxes-and-outsourcing-jobs/#.Viax0Ozo-f4.facebook

Its lunacy how these corporations do not pay taxes. Instead, they get refunds and then we’re told there is no money for anything. The people in office and their corporate lobbyist friend are stealing you and your family blind. STOP believing what they say in their speeches. The above article says it all.

Trickle-down economics – Remember when that all started?  An amazing system that would make the rich, richer and they would ‘trickle’ a little down to everyone else. What an out and out farce. Let’s try for a change – ‘Trickle up Economics’. Think about it. If the $$$ comes to you and I, we will spend it, and thus the $$$ ultimately winds up in the banks and corporations. This is in a good way though, because the $$$ is being put to use by people buying and spending, not hoarding by the rich and corporations not paying much in taxes.

An interesting suggestion, I’m sure the banks would hate; http://usuncut.com/politics/bernie-sanders-postal-banking/

Trump, Sanders – Sanders, Trump, they are your only two choices that breaks the bond of corporate money campaign funding. These two are the only ones not beholden, owing their allegiance to the Banks, Wall Street, Oil, Pharmaceutical companies, Health Insurance Companies and on and on.

The below chart says it all. Get smart or get poor and be continually beaten down by ‘YOUR’ friends in office.

It’s MY LIFE and ‘It’s MY Money & I Want It!’
is the name of the game. Learn to stand up for yourself and not be intimidated by the corporations and their political puppets.

Harris Glasser – Author, Lecturer, Business & Personal Consultant
www.HarrisHelps.org “ It’s My Money & I Want It!”
(more next week)

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