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A Reflection on the Election of 2012

September 5th, 2012 · No Comments

Our wonderful country is divided as not experienced since the War Between the States. So which side is correct? And what should your ballot choice be in the critical election of 2012?

Do we want our lives controlled by politicians who want the government to make decisions that are the right and responsibility of the family, with the advice of their minister?  Do we want to be subjected to a government that is intent on abolishing Medicare & Social Security, thus sending future generations of elderly Americans into poverty? Do we want to place control of our tax laws into the hand of elected officials who want to give tax breaks to big business and instead, place the major portion of the tax burden on the middle class?

To permanently save Social Security, all that needs to be done is to remove the salary cap. In 2012 individuals making up to $110,100 pay social security premiums. All income above that amount is completely exempt.  Why?

Do you want to subsidize those making $500,000 – $1,000,000 a year, or much, much more?  I don’t.

Do we want to allow our government to be controlled by those who want to take away the safeguards that have been in place since FDR? Those programs have worked extremely well. They have prevented our elderly population, whose family couldn’t or wouldn’t care for them, from having to go to poor houses.

Do poor houses actually exist in the 21st century? If not, we can give credit to an administration that actually cared for the common man. The alternative absolutely scares me to death, not just for myself, but also for my precious children and our descendants that will follow.

Proposed health care vouchers wouldn’t even come close to paying for a 50 year olds’ health insurance, much less someone who is 85. I know, because I am the group administrator for my business’s health insurance plan. You wouldn’t believe the cost of insurance for those over 50. I can’t imagine what the premiums would be if the elderly had to purchase private insurance (with a minimal voucher) rather than relying on Medicare. If young healthy people who feel they don’t need insurance don’t join a plan, the premium costs become unaffordable. And this is what is happening all over the country at this moment in time.

Vouchers would cause individuals 50 and over to have to choose between eating & health care (unless their employer chose to subsidize their coverage.) There is no doubt what people would choose. Eating is a necessity.

This approach to health care would drastically decrease the life expectancy of all of our citizens. And people like me, who greatly contribute to society and the economy, wouldn’t be able to get joint replacements they (and I…..) require to maintain a normal lifestyle.

For many, many years our citizens favored elected officials who actually cared for the common people. I’m not sure when or why that changed.

My hope is that you are still reading this, and haven’t navigated to another Web Site. The future of our children, grandchildren, and those future generations who hold our hand as we pass into the future and the past, depend on the choice you make in 2012.

I believe in the vision of the Founding Fathers for our great country. I believe that our elected officials should represent their constituents, rather than cater to the demands of their political party bosses. I believe that every American deserves life, liberty, and hope for the future.

May we continue to be a generation that supports our Constitution and Bill of Rights.   May we continue to be the refuge where those persecuted for their religious beliefs come, to be allowed to live their lives in freedom.  May we never be subjected to having one faith’s beliefs forced on all our citizens.  May we never condemn our fellow citizens because they are different than oneself. May we always have the freedom to choose, to believe, to live, and to remain free.

God Bless the United States of America. And may God shine his wisdom on your ballot choice in November 2012.

 

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