Things That "Bug Me" About Jeb Hensarling and Our Government in General
In my opinion ...
Jeb Hensarling is emblematic of the "Radical Republicans" in congress who wanted to punish the south after the war between the states.
In his zeal to keep the government small, he looses site of the well being of people who elected him, and the nation as a whole.
Of these extremists, or "Radicals", Hensarling appears to be a leader in the mad rush to "run the train (America) over a cliff".
Apparantly, Hensarling was getting so much negative feedback from his consitutents, he removed his email address from his congressional web site.
So now he just plows ahead ignoring the cries of the prople that placed him in office.
Yes, I know he was re-elected, it makes me think a whole lot of folks may not be paying enough attention or are maybe a little myoptic.
I grew up in East Texas so I have an idea of what those folks are like.
In fact, I believe the extremism in our government today is counter to the good
of the whole.
It appears to me that the statement "a democracy should be governed from the center" should be the rule, but in recent decades our government, and the political parties, seem to only be concerned with the extremists on their own particular side instead of the average american.
Once again the political parties force us to choose among a list of unacceptable options, in other words, we end up voting againt the worst of the candidates (we try to decide which is the lesser of two evils).
Oh yes, there are "Radical Democrats" aslo:
These would be akin to the democrats who attached an Iraq withdrawal element to every bill passed by congress during the democrats first few months in control, and subsequently the democrats didn't accomplish anything they said they would!
I have mostly, but not exclusively, voted Republican in my life.
But now I am beginning to think the Reps are wrong, the "market isn't always right" because that philosophy ignores human greed.
The idea that reducing the size of government by doing such things as removing oversight of corporations (deregulations) is a false philosophy.
Life in America today is dictated by a group of corporate executives who make sureal salaries and look down on the average "joe" as somehow being sub-human (or at least not a peer of the corporate executives).
Of course when the Democrats are in control, they feel, as I have heard Ted Kennedy say, "everyone must be paying taxes" and begin to try to embrace all forms of radical liberalism like tree huggers to such an extent as to thwart average Americans trying to go about thier business.
Things like Save the Spotted Owl at the expense of logging comunities and loggers that all of a sudden didn't have an income.
And preventing offshore oil drilling because there "might be a spill". I don't ever remember hearing about a major oil spill caused by an offshore drilling rig.
It seems to me these offshore rigs move the oil back to land via an undersea pipeline and I wouldn't think pipe lines are prone to run into bridges or run aground like oil tankers coming in from other coutrys, which have been the source of most of the oil spills I hear about.
Again "a democracy should be governed from the center". Why can't our
government listen to this?
Anyway, I'm done with Hensarling.
Note to Democrats:
You guys are very subject to hubris in my opinion, that is if you win a lot of seats in congress and the White House, you will think that it is a mandate for your most liberal ideas.
Think again, if you guys win big this election, it will be because the Republicans blew it while in control, not because everyone agrees with you.
This is another one of those years where people vote "against" something.
Oh for an election where someone is running that I really wanted in office, not just the lesser of two evils.