Here is a radical thought..(or just common sense) What if Congress and the President were paid based on accomplishment and not just for being elected?.Give them Minimum Wage until bills are passed…Balance the budget (keep our nation fiscally sound for our future)..get a bonus…Increase our military and secure our borders..(we should be respected & not walked over…other countries should follow our lead not the other way around)…another bonus..Make sure there is not one American Child that is hungry or living on the street,unconscionable for this to occur in the USA…another bonus…if Washington can accomplish one Fiscal, one Military and one Social issue in a year they can earn their money..set priorities and get it done…bet we would not see many Golf Outings, trips to Hawaii, or 5 week congressional breaks and may even see Adults working together without name calling and school yard bullying.
The events over the past two weeks and the continuous conflicts around the world should be a good lesson to all the Peaceful World Leaders that we are losing the battle of peace, love and faith. The Radical Terrorists, whether ISIS, The Taliban, Hamas, or any other group that believes that murdering those who do not believe the same way they do is justified need to be stopped. Christians, Jews and even Muslims continue to be murdered by radical extremists because of faith. Iraq & Afghanistan are prime examples of this and how you cannot change a culture, a mindset, a history by just changing their leadership. The terrorists are winning the war of information, of communication and of reaching out to the children. The United States and our Allies need to start looking at the long term…the next generation. We need to introduce the correct information so that these children do not grow up and think that The United States, Israel, and other peaceful nations are Evil. This is why these terrorists cannot be defeated permanently for they teach children from early on that they need to hate and that Democratic Societies or people of Different Faiths are Evil. They grow up to Hate and Kill. Over the Past 20 years terrorist groups have been afraid of the sharing of information. If a young child in Iran sees a child on the internet playing and growing up in the United States or Israel they will question what they have been taught. Children are children. They are born with love and a clear mind. They are taught to hate from adults. The terrorist organizations have stepped up their effort to give young people propaganda in schools, in their churches and at their kitchen tables to Hate. They are grooming the next generation of terrorism and it will keep going until we stop it. We can change the tide. Our leaders in Washington need to encourage, better yet, they need to Lead All Peaceful Muslim, Christian & Jewish Leaders to work on getting information to the children around the world…let’s teach the truth about peace and love and humanity and cut off the cycle of terrorism once and for all.
My two cents…and I welcome those with a different opinion because Respectful Discussion on differences is what our Country is about and we as average citizens need to show Washington how to do it…The Hobby Lobby case brings the whole Health Care Law back to the headlines. The Constitution does not guarantee that every citizen should have their employer Provide health care, nor that everyone is Required to have health care…my opinion, Health Care needs to be Available (Not forced) to everyone…those with pre-existing conditions should be able to get treatment, Children should be able to get health care so they can grow up and make their own choices on how to live. People have a choice where to work, if their employer provides a 401-K, a Pension, Bonus, etc..they can choose to apply and accept a position from that company or not…people in this country can work where they want..they are not forced to work for any particular company..a person can look at the benefits a company offers and choose to work there, they are not forced to. The law says companies of a certain size and employees that work over a certain number of hours have to be provided health care but other companies and those under the hours do not. If the Constitution guaranteed Health Care be provided than there would be No stipulation on size or hours… The Hobby Lobby case did not Ban contraception, they are still legal….those employees can still purchase them the same way people that work for small companies and those that don’t work can do. If the Health care system was fixed so premiums were affordable then people can pick and choose what plan they would like to purchase if they want health insurance. If the Gov’t would have looked at some of States that offer Insurance to those that would not have qualified otherwise due to pre-existing conditions they could have built upon that and expanded it to help those that could not get. Citizens in this Country would give their shirt of their back to help a neighbor in need but to force a person or a business to pay for something or pay a fine for not having it is in contrast to “Freedom”. Instead of fixing the Issue of Health Care, the waste, the bureaucracy, the lack of oversight, non-availability of plans outside of own State etc. the Law forces all of us to pay one way or another without addressing the cause of these problems. If the VA issue can teach us one thing it is that the Gov’t has Not done a good job in its oversight of the Health System for our Veterans…why do they think they can do a Better job with the control of the Entire Nation’s health system? We need Leadership not the same old Washington.