Since 1928? That’s not good!

I voted Republican again, as I often do. I am not happy with a lot of things about the Republican party, but they end up representing my views a little better than the Democrats on things like life issues (abortion, for example), and government size. I tend to be more left-leaning on environmental issues and immigration, I think, though I need to check on where everyone stands on that issue again before I can say for sure.

Anyway, I find it kind of ridiculous that most people voted for the Democrats last time around and now they have switched sides in just two years. I felt bad for President Obama today. I was proud of him for taking things so seriously, and looking at ways that he can be a better president after the outcome of this election. But I don’t think he should take it so hard. It is, in my opinion, just proof that people are fickle and impatient, not so much that he and his party are  doing a horrible job.

As someone who tends to vote Republican, I am happy for the changes in leadership in most cases. Though it is maddeningly difficult to get anything done, I like that the power in Washington will be a bit more balanced. It is generally never good to have one party be in charge of everything.

I did find cause forgreat concern, however, today. While listening to the trusted news station in our area, WCCO, I heard this (I hope I have this correct) – This is the largest gain in Republican seats in the US congress since 1928.

What! Since 1928! That is not good. What happened just a year later? Oh, boy, that is the very thing we are so desparately trying to avoid! I want the freedom for small businesses to run that the Republicans can provide. But there had better be good regulations for the stock market! I pray that President Obama can keep them in line on that issue!

I also pray that my fears are just silly, but that date sure is scary!

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Heather Holbrook

I found out that I have Autism upon having a son with the same "disorder." Ironically, I was voted, "Most Likely to Succeed," by my high school classmates. But had I been born now, instead of 40+ years ago, I would have been considered a different sort of special. This site was started to encourage other Autistics and the people who love them .

2 thoughts on “Since 1928? That’s not good!”

  1. I’m curious what you think of the Republican’s desire to extend tax cuts to the wealthiest 1% of Americans (who control somwheres around 11% or more of the wealth) while denying an extension of unemployment benefits to those who continue to be without work. It might be noted that those unemployment benefits wind up right back in the marketplace and not in investments. (Good for the local economy.)

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    1. Quite frankly, I wished that we would go to a flat 10% tax of everyone, no loopholes. That way everyone has a stake in the game. Then there is no motivation to earn too little to live on so that you can escape taxes and qualify for assistance. Also, there should be no way for the wealthy to be able to hide their earnings. My thought is, if the God of the whole universe told his chosen people that their nation would work financially if everyone gave 10% of their earnings, then it might be worth trying.

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