Sunday, July 11, 2010

Wolves in Wolves Clothing

Well, the best way I can describe what the difference between a Democrat and a Republican is a joke I once heard.

A little girl saw a homeless man on the street asking for money. She asked her parents if she could give him five dollars. The Democrat parent said, "I'm very proud of you for wanting to help that homeless man." The Republican parent said, "I tell you what, if you mow the lawn, I'll give you five dollars and you can give it to the homeless man." The little girl thought about it for a minute and said, "What don't you ask the homeless man to mow the lawn and give him five dollars instead?" The Republican parent said, "Welcome to the Republican party."

And this is why I'm more Republican than anything else. Everyone should be responsible for themselves, as much as possible.

That's not all though. Republicans are supposed to be for less Government spending. Notice I wrote, "supposed to be."

GW Bush was a Republican, and he surely didn't believe that. Of course, President Obama doesn't believe in it either.

Unfortunately, things have changed. Why? Money. Money is the root of everything now. In order for these crooked politicians and their parties to get money, they have to be in charge. To be in charge, they need your votes. So they try to appease you and tell you what you want to hear to get your votes.

If you are in charge of a large voting block, like a Union, you get showered with promises. Doesn't matter if those promises are kept, as long as those promises are made. Heck, blame the broken promises on the "Other" party.

Honestly, now, it always seems to be a choice that comes down to the lesser of two evils. What ever happened to choosing the best person for the job?

So, even though I am a Republican, I'm not "Today's" Republican. I'm just a relic of what once was. Today's politicians are no longer working for the people. They're working for themselves and their wallet.

Remember this, "Politics. Latin for Poly and Tics. Poly = Many / Tics = Blood sucking parasites."

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Republican, Right?

Yeah, I know this is late, but I really hate talking politics. Politics in this day and age is very polarizing, and it shouldn't be. EVERYONE is entitled to their own opinion. That is why this Country is great. If you don't like my opinion, it's okay, I won't agree with all of yours either, but we don't have to fight each other. Anyway continuing on....

I grew up in a neighborhood where there was hard working families, and no one was rich. And there were many who were on welfare.

Our family owned the local grocery store, kind of like today's 7-11 stores. So we knew who was poor, on welfare, worked, on disability, etc. We even extended "credit" to those who received monthly Government checks. The cost of your groceries were tallied, and you'd sign an I.O.U and paid up at the beginning of each month. I guess in today's world, we'd be Liberals.

But we were not Liberals. We were Conservative. It was shameful to see the welfare recipients taking advantage of the system. Selling Food Stamps for cash so that they could buy alcohol or drugs, buying "Designer" clothing, even having a baby, or more babies to receive a larger welfare check. They didn't deserve welfare, and they were taking away from people who really needed it. Welfare money is not infinite, and if the pool of people is small, then each would get a bigger piece of the pie.

That's how I felt, especially when there was a blind man living in the neighborhood. He couldn't work, so he would need welfare for the rest of his life. It would be better for him if he got a larger check, and these cheaters got less.

I was easy being a Republican back then. But what did that really mean. By today's standard, being Republican is much different. It's almost a bad word. More on this later.......