If Obama gets elected, he may have to deal with Republicans in the House and Senate… What’s the difference from today? If Romney gets elected, he will have to deal with Democrats in the House and Senate…. Really? We will have the same recalcitrance against tax cuts?… Neither side will budge.
Americans have to swallow the bitter reality. We need one party in our government and we need it now… One party, top to bottom. Let them argue amongst themselves, but when they finally decide, THEY DECIDE.
Other nations have governments that work that way. In the rest of the civilized world, a parliamentary system exists where when one side no longer has the ability to move forward on legislation, it dissolves itself until an election is held to decide the outcome. None of this crap where one party make their own budget, and the other party won’t accept it because they made their own budget….
Seriously, Congress should dissolve and elections held until either they rid the 60 person requirement in the Senate, or form voting coalitions that insure that mark of 60 is a token antiquity.
Which means, at least as far as the Federal Government goes, we should vote all Republicans in, top to bottom.
If we did, what would we get? Historically everytime Republicans are in power, we get a giant recession or depression immediately thereafter.
The longest period of economic contraction ever in the United States ran from the panic of 1873 though 1896 and is often called the Long Depression. Congress was totally in Republican hands this entire period, and the Republican Presidents were Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arther, Harrison, and McKinley. Policies endorsed by Republican Congress in the twenties, and Republicans Harding, Coolege, and Hoover, resulted in the Great Depression. Ronald Reagan had a horrible Recession upon taking office. And George HW Bush, lost his election because of a recession that was a result of the tax laws passed by his republican predecessor. George W. Bush and Republican tax cuts gave us the Depression we are currently in.
The longest period of economic expansion ever in the United States ran from WWII up through the end of the Bush Era in 2008. During that time frame Democrats prevailed in either Congress or the Executive Office. Only when Republicans took over Congress and had the Executive Office as well, did we get the typical Republican Depression that always follows wherever they are allowed to exercise low tax cuts. Democrats under Clinton, raised taxes which spawned the longest expansion without a correction, ever in the history of the United States.
So we have a choice between economic catastrophe, and economic prosperity. But what we can’t do is mix the two…
Decide America, either it is all Republicans and a return to the dark side of history, or all Democrats and properity as far as the eye can see….
Just no cross-party voting….. Either we go forwards or backwards. We’ve got to stop just sitting on our hands…..