Other than casting my vote, I don’t frequently get too politically involved. But from time to time, I have to engage in the political debate. This is usually when I see thing getting so skewed that our way of life appears to be threatened.
In this case, unfortunately, the enemy seems to be our own congressmen. This is neither the first time, nor will it be the last.
The issue for me is the budget debate. First of all, I feel that we should not ever entertain defaulting on our debts; period. The results would be financially, and socially catastrophic.
From what I am hearing, the leaders of the budget talks are entertaining the concepts of cutting Medicare and Social Security. In other words, they are threatening to cut the benefits to the generation that has been the backbone of this nation. This includes the generation that has lived through the Great Depression, fought in World War II, Vietnam, and built this country into what it is today.
Yet we continue to send money overseas for foreign aid? We should cut the people overseas before we hurt our own.
This blog reaches an international audience. For those of you who are not citizens of this country, I am sure that you observe our government with many emotions, amusement being one of them. However, I think that it is still the best in the world.
I have already emailed all of my congressmen to express my opinion about this debate. And I will follow up with my opinion at the next election. I challenge every reader who is reading this to do the same. Whether or not you agree with my opinion, please weigh in with your representatives and let your voice be heard. That is the only way that we will avoid injury to our own citizenry in the form of broken backs.
For the citizens of Hays County, where I live, here are the links for your congressmen:
Senator John Cornyn
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Congressman Lloyd Doggett
For the representatives of all other states:
House of Representatives
Go to this website and enter zip code in the box below the words ‘Find your representative’
Go to this website and click on the drop down box that is labeled ‘Find Your Senators’