Vote? No thank you.

So we’ve got less than 3 months until the 2012 Presidential Election (November 6, 2012 for those who need an exact date)

And I’ve been getting the ‘Who Are You Voting For’ questions.. I literally cannot watch a news channel without some candidate making an idiot of themselves or some news correspondent pushing their biased ideals. I tend to stay away from politics. A good woman should always have an opinion, but know when to voice it or not… And I’m a bit too angry to listen to someone and their idiocy when it comes to whats best for an entire country of people and their lives….

I’m no snooty intellectual let’s sit in a bar and talk foreign policy until we both want to shoot each other by the end of the night type. Or push the provocative with void reasons… But when it comes to who I salute to… I’d like to stay informed.

To be blunt, I’m actually quite the Socialist. I base my opinions on Ethics and Values… The tumultuous question of morality. However the human mind is capable of finding fault in every regime.

The Euthyphro Dilemma…

(If you don’t like that, get the “£$% off of my blog)

So.. with that said. The answer is, no one. I’m not voting at all. I know, its better to vote for the ‘lesser of two evils’ … However, when it comes to me I don’t sign my name with ANYTHING i cannot wholeheartedly agree with. Ever.

Neither candidates have what it takes to properly take a nation to where we need to be, of course we’re not necessarily giving them a completed puzzle to work with… But If you can’t tell up from down… I can’t support you.

Now I do agree that as far as Immigration Laws and LGBT Rights is concerned I am very pleased that Barak Obama is left sided enough to flower a sort of ‘Bob Marley’ point of view. But what I can’t swallow is the fact that he has failed to come through on MANY of the failed policies he initially based his campaign on 4 years ago.

1.THE STIMULUS

Obama’s Stimulus Failed To Keep Unemployment Below 8 Percent As Obama Promised

Obama’s $825 Billion Stimulus Failed To Keep The Unemployment Rate Below The 8 Percent And Is Nowhere Close To The 6 Percent They Predicted It Would Be At By Now. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 1/6/12; Christina Romer and Jared Bernstein, “The Job Impact Of The American Recovery And Reinvestment Plan,”1/9/09; Congressional Budget Office, 5/25/11)

Obama’s Stimulus Failed To Create The Over 3.5 Million Jobs That His Advisors Predicted It Would Create

Predicted It Would Create

PROMISE: Obama’s Advisors Predicted That The Stimulus Would Create Over 3.5 Million Jobs And Raise Payroll Employment To Over 137.5 Million By The Fourth Quarter Of 2010. (Christina Romer and Jared Bernstein, “The Job Impact Of The American Recovery And Reinvestment Plan,”1/9/09)

FAILURE: Since President Obama’s $825 Billion Stimulus Passed, The Nation Has Lost 1.1 Million Jobs.(Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 1/6/12)

2. OBAMACARE

PROMISE: Obama Promised His Plan “Would Save The Average Family $2,500 On Their Premiums.” (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks Of Senator Barack Obama’s Plan To Fight For Working Families And Take On Special Interests In Washington, Indianapolis, IN, 6/20/08)

FAILURE: FactCheck.org: ObamaCare Is Actually Making Health Care “Less Affordable.” “At the moment, the new law is making health care slightly less affordable. Independent health care experts say the law has caused some insurance premiums to rise. As we wrote in October, the new law has caused about a 1 percent to 3 percent increase in health insurance premiums for employer-sponsored family plans because of requirements for increased benefits. Last year’s premium increases cast even more doubt on another promise the president has made — that the health care law would ‘lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year.’” (D’Angelo Gore, “Promises, Promises,” Fact Check.org, 1/4/12)

3. HOME FORECLOSURES

PROMISE: President Obama Promised That His Housing Program Would Prevent 7 To 9 Million Families From Foreclosure. “And we will pursue the housing plan I’m outlining today. And through this plan, we will help between 7 and 9 million families restructure or refinance their mortgages so they can afford—avoid foreclosure.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks On The Home Mortgage Industry In Mesa, Arizona, 2/18/09)

FAILURE: Obama Has Only Helped 1.7 Million Avoid Foreclosure Of The 9 Million Homeowners He Promised. “President Obama pledged at the beginning of his term to boost the nation’s crippled housing market and help as many as 9 million homeowners avoid losing their homes to foreclosure. Nearly three years later, it hasn’t worked out. Obama has spent just $2.4 billion of the $50 billion he promised. The initiatives he announced have helped 1.7 million people.” (Zachary A. Goldfarb, “Obama’s Efforts To Aid Homeowners, Boost Housing Market Fall Far Short Of Goals,” The Washington Post, 10/23/11)

  • The Administration’s Foreclosure Prevention Programs “Have Had Little Impact On The Overall Housing Sector.” “The administration is already using taxpayer funds from its $700 billion bank bailout program to help prevent foreclosures and give struggling Americans a reprieve on their mortgage payments. But the programs have had little impact on the overall housing sector.” (“White House Says Needs To Deal With Housing Problems,” Reuters, 6/5/11)

Objectively speaking, when you look at what Obama inherited BUSH WAS AND ALWAYS WILL BE AJOKE You actually feel bad for the guy. I mean Obama didn’t come into a nation who’s financial situation was just ‘a slight bit tarnish’ He came into an economy that was so far down the drain it will most def. take more than four years to at least be halfway sustainable.

However, the evil of politics is they overshoot. They promise you, as in Obama’s case, his camp would go above and beyond these things listed as well as others I have not. I will say I’m sure the Obama camp did indeed try … but I’m sure a lot can be aided to Congress and truth be told.. Our whole government is just garbage. I sounded like an Anarchist.

V FOR Vendetta Style.

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See, the one true problem I have with Obama is he played up the role of being a true celebrity. Sure, you were the first African American President. People wrote songs about you and you were history changing. But when that sentence becomes you, rather than you using those attributes to conduct a nation… I have a problem. What we needed 4 years ago to free our minds from this stagnant bitterness toward our government was a Roosevelt. Instead, we got a Kennedy.

Now If Obama can learn to tame that attention-loving beast inside of him and not be afraid to get his hands dirty, to piss a few people off for the betterment of our society. I think I’d really like the guy.

……

Now, lets move onto Mitt Romney. Dear sweet holiness save us all…. This man..

Okay, I’m going to try and make this as orderly as possible without just bashing this guy completely.

1. Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital/ Outsorcing

Shortly after Mitt Romney took a leave of absence from Bain Capital to run the Olympics in February 1999, he made a trip to Palm Beach, Fla. The firm Romney founded was meeting to celebrate its 15th anniversary as well as the men he had helped make extraordinarily wealthy.

Romney and his partners had decided that, in his absence, five managing directors would oversee the company. And in Palm Beach it became clearer that Romney was unlikely to return — but would retain his title as chief executive officer and sole shareholder.

Interviews with a half-dozen of Romney’s former partners and associates, as well as public records, show that he was not merely an absentee owner during this period. He signed dozens of company documents, including filings with regulators on a vast array of Bain’s investment entities. And he drove the complex negotiations over his own large severance package, a deal that was critical to the firm’s future without him, according to his former associates.

Indeed, by remaining CEO and sole shareholder, Romney held on to his leverage in the talks that resulted in his generous 10-year retirement package, according to former associates.

Romney had a lot at stake because Bain had become hugely valuable under his leadership. Romney established Bain Capital in 1984, and in the 15 years that followed, the company had invested $260 million in its 10 largest deals (out of more than 100 during that period) and had reaped a nearly $3 billion return.

On one deal alone, involving an Italian phone directory company, Bain had invested $51 million and reaped more than $1 billion, with Romney’s personal profit being as much as $40 million, according to a former partner. Bain’s funds nearly doubled investors’ money annually during Romney’s tenure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj46RmpqLec

2. The London Olympics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QJ3e8QD5Zk

3. ROMNEY’S FOREIGN POLICY

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/mitt-romney/9451771/US-election-2012-Its-not-just-the-gaffes-Romneys-foreign-policy-vacuum-leaves-lasting-damage.html

I love this article. Romney bashes Obama’s ass kissing after Bush royally gave pretty much every alliance country colon cancer from sticking a metal rod up theirs? And his goal is to what? Go in with a pioneering attitude and no great moving speech of forethought? Because his recent charade at the London Olympics sure showed us how eloquent and bright he is….

I mean at least Obama had some sort of charisma to him when it came to communication with foreign political standings. I mean Romney can have his personal opinions sure. To his camp. Or his wife. Or himself. But when it comes to something as far as interviews when your trying to obtain candidacy. When we live in the day and age where everything goes viral. The most precious thing that a PRESIDENT should know how to do is keep his answers diplomatic. And that’s with white Anglo-Saxons.

You really want to send him to a Muslim country? I can just imagine what his plans are as far as Aleppo and Syria are concerned. I need a drink.

I mean, I have literally been to the most slummy and saddest parts of places like Mississippi and Chicago, I’ve talked to these people who work 12 hr 6 days a week shifts. Who can barely afford their rent let alone a college tuition, who have moved in their families because they can’t afford to stay alone. And it breaks my heart.

And here you have Romney, who has NO IDEA what it’s actually like, when he only targets the middle class. When he proposes ‘starting from the middle and working your way out’ .. not from the bottom? But what can you expect from a man who’s always lived on a yacht. He’s a Kinko’s xerox of every similar well endowed, my view point doesn’t extend past my manicured front lawn person.

Quite frankly if this man gets elected he will be nothing than a puppet for the Republican Party. So they can pass their biased tax laws for the rich and run the country they way they tried to get around when Obama was in office.

Which I’m sure will be fine for Romney, just email him his speeches and proposals while he sips his peach snaps ….

How sad. How much the rich fights change. I used to think people feared change but that’s not the case I’ve found. The emotion isn’t fear. To fear something means there’s a sense of something unknown. I think in some forethought the Republicans are very much aware of what change brings. No, they fight change tooth and nail because with the change of a policy, or with a tax break for the working class means a major cut from their bank accounts. Not everyone can live comfortably, someone has to be the bottom feeder. If all were fair they wouldn’t have as many 0’s in their bank accounts.

I honestly think they are just fine with the way the economy is. Because to them in their pretty mansions and they children in ivy league schools. Nothing has ever change. They were never hit.

I need someone to support our NGO’s, our local afterschool care programs, our blue collar workers that makes their wives Range Rovers….

But hey, I’m not even 21 yet. What do i know?

So… if your reading this don’t just see a blog post with a lot of information, my disgruntled views, and witty pictures…

Take the time to take into consideration the type of country you want to live in. What and who you want to represent you.

Take this into SERIOUS consideration. I beg you. I have a feeling this will be the election that changes the world as we know it.

Read up on what these candidates are proposing.. and if you don’t like it, come to Alaska with me (;

Your favorite Anarchist,

Meghan

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One thought on “Vote? No thank you.

  1. I like the idea of not voting. They say everyone should make their voice heard, and that’s how I’ve started doing. if there is a lot of people voting, then who ever win can say his policies have the people’s support. but if the voter turnout is really low, it sends the message that none of the parties are doing what is right.\

    I’m extremely informed on politics and economics, and for that reason I can’t vote for any party that runs in my district. what’s funny is that I don’t believe people should be voting unless they know what they are informed of what is going on, and me being informed won’t vote 🙂

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