The politics of our country has never been so corrupt... or has it always been corrupt and I'm only now paying attention? But it seems to me that there are many in this land of opportunity that aren't paying attention to the opportunities that are being taken away by the Republican Party. The Republican Party has changed over the years and they no longer resemble the Republicans of the 1800s, especially our very first Republican President of this nation, Abraham Lincoln.
Of course it's important to have different political parties with different views, it's suppose to help keep everyone in check... but what about when a party doesn't play fair and lies to get their way? I guess the saying, "All's fair in love and war" counts for politics too?
While most of America is outraged about the Casey Anthony decision, the news of Governor Chris Christie and his line vetoes get put on the back table. How wonderful that America is so outraged over an unfair decision of one dead child. It shows compassion, it shows that people care and that there are limits to what is right and wrong. Why am I comparing Casey Anthony and Governor Chris Christie? How can I ever put the two together in the same post? Easy. Americans love a good fight. We want justice. We want fairness and we want the bad guys to go to hell.
It was obviously clear to many that Casey Anthony was guilty, but to some, those who didn't pay attention to this case (me), I wouldn't know the difference if she was an angel or the devil... I didn't give it any thought. So now let's talk about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
If Americans paid as much attention to what's going on in New Jersey, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin as they have with this whole Casey Anthony case, we'd have a lot less problems with the way these extreme Republicans are running their states. Governor Chris Christie was at an impasse when it came to the state of New Jersey's budget. He sat down with the Senate President of NJ, Steven Sweeney, to somehow make this budget thing work. Hmmmm... how to get the budget to pass? Senator Sweeney asked for no cuts to the programs for the blind, deaf, seniors, poor kids food programs, and education to name a few. Fair enough, don't you think? With these concessions now on the ballot, Senator Sweeney felt this was worthwhile, even though the big hit will be aimed at the unions, and he would let his colleagues know and to vote accordingly. The ballot was passed and now for the good part...
In the state of New Jersey, the Governor has a power called, Line Item Veto. What that means is he's allowed to pass a bill and take out all the lines he doesn't want in it. Not even our President of the USA has this power. So what do you think this jackass did? Ding, ding, ding... winner! Yep, he took out every single line that he and Senator Sweeney agreed upon. Cuts to every program that has to do with the children, the elderly, and the disabled.
Come on America, fight the good fight. Fight for our country to be fair and just. Don't let the bad guy get away with a cackling laugh and a big Ef You! The power is within those who are willing to pay attention to our country's politics and then vote accordingly.
I know we can pay attention to what's right for our country. I know it is in us to feel the rage of unjust when we see it. I heard it in the many voices that were outraged with a not guilty verdict for Casey Anthony. Now be outraged at what's going on in the Republican agenda.
Waiter! Refill please!
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