Posts Tagged ‘November elections’

 The other night I went in to check on the hubs while he was working on the laundry room he is adding to the house.  He was in the stage of mudding and taping the drywall he just hung and he was slinging that mud around.  As I stepped in and just dodged the slinging mud he smiled and said to me, ” Hey there is more mud-slinging going on than the November election season!”  

I live in California and as long as you have not been living under a rock, you will know we are a state that is BROKE and BROKEN.  We have cities literally robbing their citizens blind, we have an education system and state budget that is far from reflecting the fact we are the eighth largest economy in the world. We have lost thousands of manufacturers due to over regulations of environmental policy to states like Texas, Colorado, and Florida, not to mention Mexico and China.  We have the highest welfare stats in the nation and we have politicians that literally starved a whole community and compromised the whole farming community of the San Joaquin Valley for the protected delta smelt fish that was discovered in the man-made delta that feeds the water to 1/3 of the nation’s food supply.  There is very serious speculation that the only way that the water was turned temporarily back on was for a vote for the Health Care Bill*.

With that, it is beyond me why anyone would ever want to be governor, senator, or any public official of this state, but when you try to watch a simple Seinfeld episode you are bombarded with smear adds, breaking news of this candidate doing this and that candidate saying that.  If I see Gloria Allred’s overly bright red suit one more time my retinas are going to burn!  If I hear that Jerry Brown called Meg Whitman a “w” one more time I am going to throw the stupid TV out the second story window. 

 What I want to hear is not the slosh and then splat of a massive mud-slinging party.  I want to hear what you are going to do ensure the future for me, my fellow neighbors, and my children.  I want to know how you are going to try  to get us out of this mess we are in.  I want a candidate to once rise above all the mud and junk and just focus on the issues at hand. 

Honestly, all politicians are crooked and shady. You don’t get to that level without skeletons, bad choices and having to pay off someone.  Some are worse than others, but has anyone ever seen a politician ever come out of a campaign without a million skeletons falling out of their closets?  I don’t care about the he said, she said, the he did and she did thing.  The million dollar question is can they do the job and convince me they can. That is how you are going to get my vote no matter the party affiliation.

No matter what side of the fence you vote on, every person should feel the same way.  We pay these people to manage our taxes, communities, and even our livelihoods.  It is our fiduciary responsibility to hold them accountable to not act like children in a mud pit, but to focus on what matters and that is us,  the tax paying citizens. 

*Buying Votes for Water –  http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=527775

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