I originally thought that I liked Ben Nelson and his principled stand against using our taxes to fund abortions. But now I’m just outraged that his price for signing the health care bill was exempting his state of Nebraska from a large chunk of its cost. Even worse, his utter lack of shame indicates that this extortion is the way that business is done in Washington. We just happen to know about it this time.
It seem obvious that our leaders do not care one whit about the young people they are burdening with their piles of debt. Perhaps we should form a new party that nominates a 32 year old for president–someone who will have just turned 35 by inauguration day–with the sole agenda of forcing the old folks in Washington to pay their way rather than stick us with the bill.
We wouldn’t want to win in 2012–just gather enough votes to scare both parties into taking responsibility for their purchases. If they don’t take the hint, then we come back in 2016, this time to win. I know that politics isn’t the answer, but does it always have to be the problem?