Haven’t we been here before? Didn’t we go through exactly this same problem last year as one political party – it makes no difference which one it is in the end – decided to block any fiscal changes right up until (beyond) the last moment simply because the changes were proposed by someone of the other political party? What, you may well ask, has all this to do with the well-being of our country, with the furtherance of the American Dream, with governing the people, for the people, by the people?
The answer, sadly, is nothing whatsoever as far as the last question goes. Yes, we’ve been through it before and, yes, we’ll go through it again and again and again. And who loses out in the end? Certainly not the politicians. There is, however, a solution, but it lies exclusively in the hands, in the power of the people themselves.
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Sad to say, this power for change, this power to bring things back to where they should be is unlikely to be used, we are so ingrained in our ways and in our narrow-sighted beliefs.
Perhaps it is time to review exactly what we, the people, demand from our political masters and, at the ballot box, tell them once and for all, regardless of political party, regardless of affiliation and free from all lobbyists. Perhaps it is time but, as we all know, it isn’t going to happen. What will happen, guaranteed, is that this sad scenario will repeat itself, with monotonous regularity, year after year until we really cannot go back, until there is no chance of recovery.
- Viktoria Michaelis.