WE have the answer...

 

My friends, fellow blog members, and concerned citizens, lend me your ears, eyes, and wit. Irreversibly, the election of 2016 is now effectively over. Neither candidate can be called acceptable by the whole of the voting public. Neither candidate has expressed a true concern to fix America and get it back on the right path. Neither candidate has shown anything but the fact that money trumps patriotism. (pun intended) One will be elected…this cannot be changed. We will have to endure four years of whoever gets elected.

 

 

 

Economists from both walks of life (republican and democratic) have come to the conclusion that neither candidate has financial plans that would bring about change in Americas dismal economic future. True analytic, bipartisan, non-political economists have figured out that neither candidates plan will work. Neither candidate can bring us back from the brink, nay, they will push us over. What will happen is simple. There will come a time in these next four years when our debt, lack of productivity, and our fiscal responsibilities will become too much for the current numbers to sustain.

 

 

 

During the last election numbers were put out that represented when our economy would fail. They called it a tipping point. It’s a number where our debt, social program payouts, and our GDP would come together in a horribly wrong way, and our economical system would crash. That number was between twenty-seven trillion and twenty-nine trillion, referring to the national debt. By the time Obama leaves office, that debt will be up to twenty-one or twenty-two trillion. Hillarys plan is estimated to add fifteen trillion to that debt. Donalds plan has an estimated twenty trillion addition to the debt.

 

 

 

Either plan pushes us over the magic number of insolvency. Back in the eighties, while Lee Ioccoca was chairman at Chrysler, Lee (after turning the economic fate of the car giant around after just two years) was asked what he thought the economical problem in America was. His answer was simple..”America isn’t being run like a business You can’t spend more than you make”. When they asked him if he would run for president, he got real honest and said no. When they asked him why, he merely said “I wouldn’t take the pay cut”.

 

 

 

Ioccoca had the right thought. You can’t spend more than you make. Not in business, not in civilian life, and certainly not in the running of a country. Bill Clintons foggy math made it seem that we were on the road to recovery. Do some research folks. He made those numbers possible by using your social security money. Normally, the fed will have a number representing the payout for Social Security for the year. It’s normally higher than the actual payout. The difference between those two figures is normally then invested in a profitable plan (bonds, temporary stock) to bolster the Social Security budget. Clinton took the difference and paid down the national debt, but never replaced the social security funds he took away. This is why Social Security is believed to be insolvent within the next fifteen years…poor management.

 

 

 

Trump has not yet declared a suspension of his business activities for the years he’s in office. Are you so naïve to believe he won’t pass financial regulations and tax laws that benefit him? His businesses? Do you really think Hillary won’t pass any regulations or tax laws that are designed to benefit her finances or friends like George Soros? No, things will continue to worsen. Friends, 2020 is our year. It will be the year to fix things and make things right again. These blogging sites reach millions of Americans. The bloggers on these pages form communities. These communities are our hope. With honest, civilized discussion, we can find the answer. If we put our heads together, we can be the solution. We cannot be ignored. There are amongst these communities great political minds, fiscal minds, patriotic minds.

 

 

 

From the left and the right, these communities could discuss and resolve to fix the problems this country has. We could combine our ranks, find that one candidate in 2020 that best represents our hopes and dreams, and bring him or her to the forefront. Imagine the strength a candidate would have if they are already have the backing of millions of vocal, intelligent Americans. Imagine the candidate who doesn’t have to spend as much on a campaign because his advertising and promotion is being done by a million bloggers every day.

 

 

 

Imagine the ability to inform the candidate, sway the candidate, even correct the candidate as millions of bloggers serve as his conscience every day. We have a power here folks. We have a way out. We have a solution, and it’s right here in our blogging communities. Imagine if we could get together, discuss, create, and move forward the political thinking of Americans from every class, race, and creed. Imagine the power of a government run “BY the people, FOR the people”. It’s true, we need a government. A central controlling body to move the ideas and solutions forward, but they should answer to US, the people.

 

 

 

Currently, our government listens to us as one would listen to the birds in the trees, or the babbling of a brook. They’re very splendid to listen to, but no real answer can be found there. Our politicians listen to us birds, our babbling and write it off as noise. It’s time that changed. It’s time that Americans put away our differences and realized that America IS in trouble, and that WE have to fix it as our leaders are failing us. We can do this. With enough coherent and intelligent voices, with one candidate listening to those voices, we can fix our country. We can regain our promise of a bright future and a better present.

 

 

Bloggers of America, let us unite and create that one thing politicians fear the most…an intellectual body of concerned citizens who demand answers. Let’s put away the Kardashians, let’s forget about media made reality, and let’s move forward on something that really matters…making a difference for us, our children, and their children. Let’s put our collective minds together and forge ahead. We can do this. We CAN make a difference.

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Comments (22)

  1. SEC

    Though we might disagree on methods of implementation I think you are onto something here

    October 31, 2016
    1. timholzbaur

      I truly believe that we, the people, could actually do something. With the speed of media, social sites, and news, we can achieve great things given what we all know collectively.

      October 31, 2016
  2. Munkyman

    We should not be the President’s conscience, that’s a very dangerous form of base democracy, we elect the person with the best character & then trust their conscience, that’s the only way it actually works. Now we elect the person who lies best to the most & gets the most money from special interests… the opposite of how it works, the way it fails.

    October 31, 2016
    1. timholzbaur

      I really didn’t think of it that way, but I can agree with that. Munky, you are one of the few that I respect in this grim spectator sport we call politics. You know what I am saying, while others on this site will swear it wouldn’t, couldn’t work. People have forgotten that the government should fear the people, not the other way around.

      October 31, 2016
      1. Munkyman

        Your idea is right it’s just applied to the wrong office, we should all have our Congressional Rep. in our eMail contacts list & write them regularly. That’s where our most direct & consistent application of will/conscience is to be applied.

        October 31, 2016
        1. timholzbaur

          I agree with writing your reps. I have endorsed that all along. If your reps are voting for everything you don’t want, and it pisses you off, then you should be telling them so. If you don’t, you’re part of the problem.

          October 31, 2016
          1. Munkyman

            exactly, it’s just sad how few people understand how the government is supposed to work & their role in it. Even when what happens when you don’t play your role the vast majority still would rather play team sport politics or just ignore it as if that’s ever a good idea.

            October 31, 2016
          2. Munkyman

            Should read “even when what happens when you don’t do your part is painfully evident to all…”

            October 31, 2016
  3. noahbody

    It’s going to be a very long 4 years.

    October 31, 2016
    1. timholzbaur

      Yes, it is.

      October 31, 2016
  4. Walkaboutman

    I’m concerned as well. Globally it will affect us all. My concerns for you guys dealing with them.

    October 31, 2016
    1. timholzbaur

      Thanks, but our concerns need to be addressed more vocally, but the media shuts down the “average Joe”.

      October 31, 2016
    2. Munkyman

      We have too much going on globally, our domestic politics should be of as little interest to the globe as your’s are to the globe, better still… less.

      October 31, 2016
      1. Walkaboutman

        The problem is that the USA is a powerful country, ours isn’t. Our future is in the balance here too,so yes,it affects us.

        November 01, 2016
        1. Munkyman

          The Commonwealth is every bit as powerful as the US, more so.

          November 01, 2016
          1. Walkaboutman

            If that be the case my friend,then we all should show an interest in who is leading each country. Our very future and safety of our children depend on it.

            November 01, 2016
            1. Munkyman

              No we really shouldn’t, we should all pay attention to what other nations try to inflict on their people & their neighbors.
              The most critical reason why is because I have no more knowledge of or interest in how your government works as you do mine. If you don’t know how my machine works I’d rather you stick to working on your own.
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              Being a powerful nation doesn’t mean we should be using that power to inflict our will on other nations or to fix all of colonial Europe’s sins.

              November 01, 2016
            2. timholzbaur

              Input from any intelligent, rational human being is always welcome, but in this case, Munky is right. Outside the US, you depend on news reports, blogs, periodicals. Often those things don’t show the slow build up to what becomes the inevitable decision. We, who watch the game here, up close, see the game from opening pitch to the last out. Knowing who leads the other nations, their ideas and their guiding ideologies is good and can only benefit us, but ultimately, we need to regain control of our wayward ship here, and to do that we must consider the US and the US only. Along the way we’ll discover the need to think about how finances intermingle, and how ideologies mesh, but the right candidate will know all that already.

              November 03, 2016
  5. macabre360

    Wow! Talk about Halloween Horror. Reality tops the list don’t it? So your sayin’ paradise lost for another 4 yrs or more huh. And the/our national nightmare proceeds unabated. I’m startin’ to think I’ll never get to wear that tropical shirt I bought long ago for paradise found.

    November 01, 2016
    1. timholzbaur

      Now now….you can still take that vacation. It would be nice if we could all take one…a four year vacation and then come back when this hypocrisy show is over. Put on your shirt, catch the next flight to Bora Bora and relax.

      November 03, 2016
  6. belladora

    I love the premise but I doubt it could work logistically. We can not agree on who of the two to vote for, or not vote. It’s the way the system works and I may not like the results but I will honor it. I remember the 2000 campaign all too well. Hanging chads and the Supreme Court making the ultimate decision. I would rather the people did. The national debt can be addressed in other ways. The"entitlements" and the FICA tax, the Defense Budget as well as the IRS and CIA could all use a decrease. We could freeze spending as we have done in the past. Personally, the economy is not quite as fragile as we are led to believe. I don’t think anyone was really spared in 2007-2008 meltdown. I see foreclosures are up again. Hopefully we learned not to put all our eggs in one basket ( the market) plus be ready to deal with an economical downturn. There are bubbles ready to burst but again, it has happened through out history. Be ready to cut back. My humble opinion.

    November 01, 2016
    1. timholzbaur

      WE are the people. We are a cross sampling of every party, ideology, race, creed, and religion (or no religion at all). IF we can, over the next four years find solutions and a person to advance them, imagine the power. Imagine the non-partisan, rational, and inclusive campaign that would be. Sure, we may not win, but to honestly have a presidential candidate hand picked from the people, by the people, for the people…George Washington would be proud. Our constitutional forefathers would rise up with glee. Our government would learn that THE PEOPLE are not to be ignored. I believe we can do this. Come with me Bella…come with me and whoever may join me on this wonderful adventure and practice of democracy.

      November 03, 2016