Tired of Politicians Thinking About Selves, Not Country

Letter to the Editor:
It is a wonder to me how our politicians and the media can sleep at night. It is becoming very apparent (even to those who do not pay attention to our elections until they enter the voting booth) that today’s national politicians and the mainstream media think more of their own ideology and power than what is good for this country.

Machiavelli was correct in assessing that “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” All anyone has to do is look at today’s democratic party to see that. No where do you find any attempt to work with the other side. Oh sure, they spew that platitude, but just as Obama told Eric Cantor, “Elections have consequences, and I Won.”, they have used their power to push through what their ideology says they must do, rather than what is good for the nation.

They demonize those of us who have worked very hard in small and large businesses to make things better for our employees and our families by spewing the line that we “don’t pay our fair share”.

They advocate the taking of an unborn life for any reason, saying it is a woman’s right to choose. Well, excuse me, a woman’s right to choose is made before intimate relations, not after and saying that they don’t understand the consequences is absurd in the extreme.

As a small business owner, a woman, a wife and mother, it sickens me to think that this is the direction that today’s democratic party is headed. There are power brokers in the republican party too, but at least they have made attempts to work with democrats, or try to talk to them about issues.

Our president and his party, seem to never have taken to heart our history and what we have stood for and worked for for over 200 years. We are at a critical point where tough choices need to be made regarding the size and scope of our federal government.

My fervent hope is that people looking for a hand up rather than a hand out will vote for those who see the problem and want to fix it, no matter how hard the choices are, rather than a party and president who think more of their tee times than the time bomb we are sitting on.

Sincerely,
Michelle D.
Wausau, WI

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