Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It doesn't trickle down, it trickles up...

If we can't afford to buy their stuff, our economy collapses. Because we don't produce anything anymore. Our economy is based on the population's ability to buy stuff.

I've been meaning to post that for a while. And that the philosophies Republicans supposedly base their policies on just plain don't work, leave so many people in misery, end in crisis, and cost more in the long run. Bill Clinton brought it up yesterday when talking to reporters after voting.

So, whether or not you believe everyone should take care of themselves and welfare is for freeloaders. That healthcare isn't a right. That the wealthy will create the jobs if only they don't have to pay taxes. That markets should regulate themselves, etc. It's irrelevant, because it costs us all more to run the country this way.

It's actually cheaper to provide assistance and leads to a better lifestyle for us all. I'm tired of there being homeless people all over the city. I'm tired of the poverty, children at risk attending lousy, unsafe schools, dropping out and joining gangs. A healthcare system that doesn't work while costs spiral. We pay so much and get so little. Don't ever go to the emergency room unless you arrive on an ambulance because you won't be treated like you have an emergency. And the bill will bankrupt you.

And we lost jobs after cutting taxes on the top few percent. All it did was create their wealth.

And then there's their so-called pro-military stance. They are pro-having and using a military, sure. But they certainly don't 'support the troops.' They don't pay them, properly arm them, treat them or their families right. And the use of reservists and National Guard is ruinning small towns and businesses all over the country.

So Bill Clinton said something about how people are beginning to see that the basic Republic philosophies just don't work and are voting accordingly. Now I don't think many people actually do see that. Most just wanted change. Any change.

I wanted any change. I would have voted for anyone but a Republican, just like I did in 2004. But I'm glad I could vote for someone I believe is a great man and can be a great president. I still believe that candidates should pursue a path to gain experience before running for president and didn't want to add to the precedent of electing someoe with so little experience. And I'm sorry we didn't get a woman president. But still. Today is a great day.
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