It seems the more I listen to the election coverage the more disgusted I get. Almost every poll is saying the most important thing on people’s mind right now is jobs and the economy. That might be because that is also all we are talking about. For example, do not think of a pink elephants on parade. It is a fact that we continue to think about this things long after the moment is gone. (Let me know if your singing pink elephants on parade later.) This is the same reason why the most popular songs are so easy to sing. This also why they get stuck in your head.
I am not saying that we need to stop talking about the jobs, I am suggesting that we change the record. Of course if I wanted to hear the opposite of reality I would tune to Fox News, but I do not want to do that either. We need people to start talking about the solutions not just repeating those 30 second ads they see. We need to shift the conversation back to the people not the “Corporation People”. We need to move away from this myth that without corporations the world would fall apart! Corporations and wealthy millionaires like Mitt Romney are using the GOP to further line their pockets at our expense.
Why are people not talking about the facts that our current elected officials in the House and Senate have yet to pass a Jobs Bill. No not just the Presidents American Jobs Act, but the Bring Jobs Home Act, and the Call Center Act to name a few. Republicans in Congress have responded to a massive jobs shortage and weak economy with obstructionism and dishonesty. These bills would add new jobs in multiple industries and provide Americans with the spending cash to bring our economy out of the dumps. We have seen 20+ months of job growth. Now imagine where we would be if Congress actually worked together instead of fighting all the time.
So now it time for us, the workers, to start taking control. We need to elect policy makers that will work to get Americans back to work and stop sending jobs overseas. We need to elect policy makers who will stand up the the middle class and reject the Bush Era tax cuts. Even now there are bills that would raise the minimum wage and would bring workers pay more inline with their productivity.
We as the workers in American need to work to take America back from the Wall Street gamblers and start reinvesting in Main Street.