Wouldn't it be nice if there was someone who put the legislation in an easy to find place with translations out of the arcane language of 'legal' into hard facts of what the implications were?
Wouldn't you love to see who specifically tacked on the amendment to the bailout bill that said, "And by the way; all the taxes we used to collect from Puerto Rico for importing rum; lets give it back to their government for the next 2 years."
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the only topic the two parties agreed on wasn't "How can we make more laws to prevent a tertiary party from gaining a foothold to keep us in check?"
Will Barack Obama help fix these things? Probably not.
Does the party have a plan that might at least start reversing some of the problems that we've fallen into in the past 8 years? Oh yes.
I often hear that a president can't claim the economic rise and success that occurs during their term. That Clinton didn't help the economy; he inherited the work of Regan and Bush the first. Well, we see what the next president is about to inherit. And let me tell you. I don't see the budget snapping back in the next 4 years. I see it beginning to turn.
I don't like the idea of privatising Social Security and Health after what privatising and deregulation has done to the banking system. I don't like the idea of health being reduced to 'which state can offer the least for the least?'
I'm raising money in the hopes that my small contribution will join other's small contributions to help put into the White House the first candidate in pretty much my entire life that I can believe in.
I've set a goal for $1000 that I've helped raise. And truthfully, I'm really only hoping to get $750. Because if I can raise that much for Obama, I'll happily put in the other quarter.
I'm doing okay so far. But I am going to be on this for the next month. Because frankly... I don't like the outlook of a McCain administration.
Please consider supporting Obama's campaign with funds as well as your philosophical support. And most assuredly above all else. Vote. Even if your state seems like a done deal... Vote.