You know those movies where it takes place in a not-so-distant future, but some sort of disaster has created a somewhat dystopian society? They always show a bit of backstory in the form of spinning newspapers reading, “Stock Market Takes Another Plunge,” and news commentators saying, “In other news, the government still has not decided what to do to avoid the looming disaster. Citizens continue to wait in limbo, hoping for a solution…”
It occurs to me that we are seeing more and more of these Hollywood fictions take place. Granted, an asteroid is not hurling towards Earth (I don’t think), but the central thought is the same. The way our “leaders” are “leading” us has been wrong for quite some time. When are we going to stand up and demand a change?
Americans are worried about their futures- and with good cause. We hire people to run our government, but we aren’t getting what we’re paying for. The Obama Administration is continually increasing regulations on businesses which end up affecting average citizens. American confidence is so high for President Obama’s agenda that the day after his reelection, the stock market took a serious plunge downward. That should tell us something.
The Republican Party has been ineffective at guiding government towards the solutions needed, and in the face of these defeats, they are currently discussing ways to become more like the problematic Democratic leaders.
Americans deserve better. The Tea Party heads to Washington this week to make our voices heard and to submit the 150,000+ petitions to conservative leaders in Congress, demanding that there be no tax increases as a part of the fiscal cliff negotiations.
The Tea Party continues to fight for Americans who are too heavily taxed with too little representation in government. Hopefully, we can turn this government around and redirect their goals to maintaining a Republic by the people.