The Pot Has Been Stirred
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The Pot Has Been Stirred

Election 2016

As we all know this next election is going to be interesting to say the least. Each media outlet has been presenting their bias coverage. Negative articles invoking fear and hate of their already "unpopular" candidates. Myself I just want facts, figures and if I want an opinion I will go to that particular part of the network and read it. The reason I am using the "bias" term is because I go to government stats and look at the numbers. these "think tanks" and research panels have to looked at carefully. They have to state who they give their political contributions to and there you will find the truth and the leaning to the "left or the"right".

The "Donald"

I truly do not have any favorite candidate, Same old people, the Bushes, the Clinton's the former or present governors and senators. Donald Trump has really stirred up the pot and brought up issues that have been on Americans mind for a very long time. Very hot topics indeed. You may not agree with his demeanor and his views but at least it is not the same old, same old. We need some new blood, and the fact that he can't be bought by lobbyist or any special interest groups with their own agenda is refreshing. He doesn't need their money. Will he become president, I don't see it. He could make sure that any deals made with foreign countries would benefit the U.S. Again he doesn't need the money so I don't think he would do this to benefit himself. I never watched his show so I can't say I am a big fan but again he has got Americans out of their deep compliant sleep. It is time to wake up.

The Studies

Back in 1997 the congress asked the GAO to do the statics on illegal immigration and what it was actually costs the states. Their numbers showed that between social programs, the justice system and medical costs the states were paying more than they were receiving. I can only imagine what the costs are now since that population has doubled. The border states especially were paying over a billion dollars a year just for illegal immigrants going through the system. This is not immigration offenses but criminal offenses. I worked for the court system in a good size metropolitan area and saw it first hand. Free attorneys and interpreters were paid for by the state taxpayers big money. Coming from a small city in New England I was shocked by this. Unpaid child support was unbelievable. I would do the garnishments and they lasted for the first paycheck and they would quit their jobs and move on. Since there were no fixed addresses or social security numbers these guys got away with owning thousands upon thousands of dollars in child support. Again the mothers would file for welfare and food stamp benefits which they could because the children were American citizens. Again taxpayers money. I saw this for over seven years. People can believe what they want but I was very certain on what I was seeing.

Conclusion

It will be a long year folks, political scandals, back stabbing, half truths you name it. I have no idea what will happen but I believe in the end the same old people will win the same old races and nothing will change. The song "All We need is a Miracle" can be the song for the 2106 election.


Street Talk

Nice article April!

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  about 6 years ago

Thanks Andrew. It is going to be an interesting election year.

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  about 6 years ago

Great article April... very thought-provoking... what distresses me most is the incredible influence of lobbyist and special interest groups in this country. After every election, we always seem to get "the best government that money can buy..."

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  about 6 years ago

Hey Juan, thanks! hope all is well. It will be an interesting year!

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  about 6 years ago
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