Monday, November 8, 2010
Politics and Economic Rant!
This video is definitely a rant on Keynesian economics, but it kind of sums up the ideas that I've been having about how the government has handled recessions in the past, and how the current recession is being handled. In all honesty, I don't believe a Keynesian approach will solve all our problems. We need to go back to the tried and true methods of economic history.
With that said about our topic for Tuesday, I'm going to go on a rant about politics. I find it all very ridiculous these days. Here are my reasons why:
1. Politicians seem to go from one campaign to the next. Look at President Obama; he seems to spend more time on the campaign trail then trying to help out the public. And with the end of another election day, within hours MSNBC had posted this article about how focus now shifts to the presidential election in 2012. Seriously?? We just finished with this election! And we're already looking ahead to 2012 for another one?? Why don't we focus on the issues that we have right now??
2. Party affiliation accomplishes NOTHING. We end up with one of two governments these days. The first is one where one party controls congress and the executive branch, and can push whatever bills they want right through to law, with hardly any opposition. This does NO good to represent how the people in the country want things done. The second government is one where things are split, which is what we now have after this election. As this political cartoon depicts, nothing gets done when this happens:
Party affiliation becomes ridiculous. Why don't we just get rid of parties and hire people who will think for themselves logically, and make decisions based off of what they think, and not what their party thinks? I wish we would learn from the wise words of President George Washington: