Today, I think I figured out what it might be. Politicians make promises. That’s what they do. And we all know to take them with a grain of salt. However, there are people who are willing to tout and re-tout these platitudes. It occurs to me now that many of these ideals are working at cross purposes. For example, they say we need to stop spending money on war and use it to fix our infrastructure. Which is great. Fix the roadways and highways…which means more car traffic. But, wait, aren’t cars and fossil fuels contributing to pollution and global warming? And we’re against that, right?
A large percentage of people are living below poverty levels and need to be lifted up. So they can buy things, and add to the trade deficit, which we’re against. As well as creating more garbage. Then we need to feed the hungry. Just not with GMOs (which are evil) but with organic foods that cost way more and can’t be produced fast enough.
Candidates claim they are for the working class, but push a treaty that will send all the jobs overseas. Again.
Citizens needed more college to get the better jobs. It’s just that college loan debt forces college kids to take any job they can get. So kids in the future should get free college, so…thanks?
The Constitution guarantees me enough privacy to get an abortion, but not enough privacy to keep the NSA out of my emails?
And then you have the incumbents running who promise to “fix this” and “change that;” you’re the incumbent, just do it now. What are you waiting for?
This strikes me as sending “mixed messages.”
Meanwhile, the other side has one platform: the rich need more of your money, please help make that happen. That’s it. It’s way easier to stay on point if that’s your entire point (is it me, or do we have the whiniest rich people in the world? They are ALWAYS complaining about how tough they have it).
I basically know who I’m voting for. It’ll probably disappoint you. To the point you’ll want to explain to me the error of my ways. Let’s not do that.
See you at the polls!