This is where I usually run and hide during conversations. I had breakfast with two ladies this morning. We will call them A and B. A a republican and B the democrat. Then there is me who is sitting in the middle twiddling my thumbs. I have an affiliation with the republican party. Do I support all the beliefs no. I believe I am a mixture of both parties. This is where I get all naive and what not. I don’t understand politics and what happens. Guess I should read up on this considering my husbands career choice.
I was asked my opinion on the budgets and what not. You guessed it deer in the headlight look I gave. Simply told them I don’t understand a lot about politics. Wasn’t discussed in my home growing up. Wasn’t discussed in school other than this is who the candidates are and here are all the positions in the government. Not very helpful Bacon Academy.
So here is where I stand and what I think should happen. Though I know it will never go this way… Play along with me.
A) All politicians should have to survive on the average middle class American pay. They should live up to the average rules and regulations in business for one year. They should have to pay insurance premiums. When people are paying 700.00 a month for private insurance because state says they make to much money and the company doesn’t offer it, there is something wrong there. They are not allowed to use savings or anything else. This is strictly living off what they make at the middle class wage . I would hope they would go back in and figure out how to help so many struggling families. They aren’t struggling. I truly believe the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
B) I believe Education needs to be standardized across the board. It is a shame going to from CT to SC and see how far behind my kids were compared to those in SC. We should be helping our future not hurting it. I am thankful we had a great staff who helped my kids catch up but wonder what it will be like when we get them to apply for colleges and then jobs for them. I believe all children should start with equal playing ground. I am all for year round school.
C) I think the military, fire,police and other service members should be paid their worth. They help our country day in and day out. Whether it is fighting wars or helping locally they put their life on the lines for us.Decreasing BHA (housing) when cost of living goes up is not effective. A 1.4% pay increase is a joke. That for us was an extra 10.00 a month. Give the Active Duty National Guards members what they are worth as well. I see quite a few guard families struggling.
D) Gay Rights and Marriage- I feel strongly on this from having a Gay Uncle and growing up around the community due to my moms job as a secretary. They deserve to married. They deserve the same rights that we as married couples have. I am all for equality. It is time to get over our homophobic fears. There love is just the same as our love.
So then they ask who I vote for. Easy the candidate that I think will make the best decisions for our country….No I did not vote for Obama. Obummer hasn’t left me with the warm and fuzzies.
I will not have breakfast with these two again. I felt like a ref!