Sunday, April 20, 2008

Can real people ask the questions in the debates?

Last Wednesday I rushed home leaving a pile of work on my desk to get home to the watch the ABC debate. I greatly admire the moderators of the debate and I was looking forward to an informative exchange between the candidates. Within 40 minutes I have to say I was very disgusted. Instead of questions about health care, education and issues that matter to the American voter, they spent time on lapel pins, Rev. Wright and Bosnia. At the end of the debate each candidates had thirty seconds to address the issue of $4.00 gas prices. ARE U KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!??????????????

If I am not mistaken each candidate has answered each of these questions, what more do they need to say?

If Obama wears a lapel pin does that lower gas prices?

If Hillary lies about Bosnia does that lower my taxes?

I think this problem with these debates is that you have white millionaires asking these questions. Of course they are not concerned about food and gas prices and medicare so why would they ask questions pertaining to them.

These moderators do a dis-service to to the American voter when the real issues are not talked about.

I hope in the general election ABC and the other networks will talk heed and take be the real voice of the people.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

War was is it good for!!!!!

Let me first say I love this county so I do not want to come off as unpatriotic. However, after listening to Gen. Petraeus yesterday I really felt for our country yesterday. We have been in this war for five years, there have been 4000+ deaths of U.S. soilders, thousands of Iraqis, and countless of injuries. However the testimony proved yesterday that there has not been very much progress and we don't seem to be close to one. It is very hard for me to believe that we entered a war without a plan and sacraficed the lives of millions of people on a whim.

One thing that I have learned in the 41 years I have been on this earth is to invest money in time on things worthwhile.

What if we took the money that we spent on the war and invested it in higher teacher salaries, better schools and providing scholarships to kids who wanted to go to college but could not. Not to mention put art and music back in school and lower the high school dropout rate

(money would still be left over)

What if we took that money and helped families who did not have health care and provide them with subsidies to offset a health care plan.

(money would still be left over)

What if we gave every veteran and homeless person a nice place to live and three decent meals a day.
(money would still be left over)

I wish we could invest in our country and our people to make US better. I mean would it really be that hard.