Political life could be so much better in the USA, if only a few people would stop turning over the same old rocks and pout their prejudices to one side. Every single politician claims to be working for the people of the United States, for betterment, for consensus, advancement, the American Dream. Sadly, when you read what they say, you can hardly be blamed for gaining a completely different picture.
We have seen blockades over the last few years – from both sides of the political spectrum – which have done nothing but harm. Jobs have been placed at risk; wages have been frozen or not paid out; investigations costing millions of dollars have been initiated and held alive without good cause or result. And, despite the experiences which should have been gained, no one seems to have learned anything.
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That the two main political parties work against one another is a given, the same as in every other country around the world where a multi-party democratic system tries to work. That this political focus tends to obscure the good of the country is something which seems almost uniquely an American thing. No matter how good a piece of legislation, no matter how it could help those in the most need, some politicians will try to block it by any means possible if it was not proposed by their own party. Rather than working together for the People, which should be their only aim in political life, they allow party lines to reject anything and everything not of their own. Government is blocked or there is a stalemate, and things do not get done.
Then come the complaints when an Executive Order has to be issued, when government and legislation are kept alive by the last means available.
Isn’t it about time that our elected representatives, with their ample pay packets, their comfortable life styles and promised pension security, took time out to remember why they were elected? Do they really need to be reminded that they are there to serve us, the ordinary people on the street who elected them?
No matter the outcome of this election, we can already see in which direction the sore losers will go, whether they accept the outcome or not. Blocking, delay tactics, outright disruption. Not in the best interests of the country, and certain not for you and me.
- Viktoria Michaelis.