I know that politics is always a hot topic. Right now, politics in the US is hotter than ever. This year is an election year (for anyone who’s been hiding under a rock). Not only are we voting for our next President, but many Representatives and Senators are up for election as well.
I want to encourage everyone to vote! Vote early, vote often! Okay, only vote once as it’s illegal to do otherwise, but you get my point. Please check the information for your Representatives and Senators and vote out any and all incumbants. I truly believe that those who have been in power to long have become corrupted and we need fresh blood in congress.
I believe that there should be term limits on congress, that they should participate in the same Social Security system as the rest of us (and return all the funds they borrowed from it, as well as roll in the fund from their separate retirement program). I believe they should follow and abide by all the same laws, including health care. I believe they should not be allowed to vote on their own pay raises, and that their pay should be limited to no more than the pay earned by an “average” American citizen – $50,000, adjust for cost of living annually, should be sufficient. They should not be getting rich off of their service to the country. I also believe that if there are problems with meeting the budget, the cuts should come from their salaries first, not from the military or Social Security.
Enough about Congress. What about the Presidential election? That I find truly terrifying. The two major candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, are both horrible choices. I’m afraid either one will do major damage to this country. But, there are other choices. Please do not forget that the Republicans and the Democrats are not the only parties out there! So what are the other options?
I’m glad you asked. The other political parties are the Libertarians, The Green Party, and the Socialist Party.
The Libertarians this year are headed by Gary Johnson. You can learn more about him, his platform and his running mate at https://www.johnsonweld.com/
The Green Party this year is headed by Jill Stein, and her website is http://www.jill2016.com/ .
The Socialist Party is headed by Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik. The website with more info is http://www.rev16.us/.
I’m not advocating for any of these people, I just want you to be informed. Be aware there is more than what the media keeps harping on. Educate yourself, and then make your choice.