Past Twilight the back story
Conservatives, they ain't who they say they are.
Point: If you pick and choose where you are going to apply your conservative
philosophy, are you really a conservative or just another tool for the
Frankly, I am disappointed in Conservatives. I
would guess that the modern conservative evolved from the word conserve which according to Webster's
'To keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to
preserve from loss, decay, waste or injury; to defend from violation; also to conserve the peace of
According to Webster's dictionary the
word 'conservative' has a little different shade of meaning than the word conserve.
'One who wishes to preserve traditions or
institutions and resists innovation or change.'
Certainly, this definition is closer to our
modern-day conservatives, but what century's traditions do they wish to preserve. Certainly not social
security which goes back to the 1930's. Certainly not their forefathers in the 1800s who set up state colleges
and our public school system so that the average citizen with a brain and the ability to work hard could achieve
the American dream without going into a mountain of dept. If you live in a state where the conservatives are
doing their best to try to destroy public education, I am not telling you anything new. Yes, I know public
education in some places is a bloated organization that does little to prepare young people to survive in this
century. But all the conservatives have to offer is a voucher system and contracting out basic education to
outfits who are first and foremost in it for the money.
What I see today are phony conservatives, at least the
ones, we elect to public office. They are always talking about balancing the budget and not spending beyond our
means, yet when they are in power they find ways to spend beyond our means but give tax breaks to
people who really don't need tax breaks. Does the oil industry which shows record profits every year really need
a tax break? Do most of the people who make over $250,000 a year really need a tax break? Do big time farmers
really need money not to plant stuff? Do companies that moved their manufacturing operations overseas really
need tax breaks? Did General Electric which moved most of their operations oversea and paid zero taxes last
year deserve their tax breaks. The worst part of the previous statement is the fact that GE violated no laws in
not paying their fair share of taxes. And finally, is it a coincidence that rich people seem to get filthy rich
when conservatives gain control of the federal, state and local governments.
Where is there conservatism with bloated military
budgets? What happened to their conservatism after billions escaped down a sewer hole of corruption in the Iraq
and Afghanistan wars? If you give billions to corrupt contractors and governments - what do you think is going
to happen. I know you want to get rid of government employees to support your rich pals in private industry, but
couldn't you have at least kept a few sharp-eyed accountants who might have plugged up some of those holes
When conservatives start
saying that everybody rich or poor, every part of the government, including defense and our own elected
officials bloated perks and salaries, must equally according to what we make, sacrifice for the good of the
country - than I will say they are acting like real conservatives. When conservatives start putting money
into our country's infrastructure before the country falls apart than my conservative part of me will stand by
When conservatives put their efforts in making our
agencies like Medicare more effective and efficient, then I will listen to them about making cuts or getting rid
of programs. All these programs are created by politicians. If the programs are a waste of taxpayer's money, the
first people to look at are our political leaders who created the programs and picked the leaders to administer
these programs. A lot of our government agencies have some corruption but mostly rules that prevent the agency
from doing what it was created to do. For example, in Medicare they have a pay first and check later policy. And
someone can bilk Medicare, get caught, and later change the name of their operation and start all over again. Is
it billions or millions people are bilking Medicare? I don't know - anyone know? Medicare is not the only
agency that is slipshod in their practices. How about our military procurement system. Over priced toilet seat,
no problem. Won a bid on a $2 billion contract and now you say it will really cost $5 billion no problem we will
just print up some more money. Frankly, I didn't bother to do research on the above charges. I didn't need to do
research. These are things I have been hearing on TV for years. I also know that Democrats which includes
liberals are just as guilty as the conservatives and Republicans.
Tea party people say that they want the government out
of their business except for closing abortion clinics and denying homosexuals the same rights the rest of us
takes for granted - getting married in order to get divorced and argue over who gets what. On the other hand,
some of them want Medicare and social security. Would that make them socialists?
Conservative elected officials, it's time to man up and
get out of your lobbyist welfare program. It's time to admit that you're really not good
at creating things that help the average citizen. Your real contribution to society
is to make sure the things liberals think up are run in an effective and efficient
manner. And if you could make sure that the people selected to run our agencies
are neither liberal nor conservative political opportunists then you would be all that a voter could ask
for. Maybe if you could get away from your obsession with tax cuts that destroy our social programs, you
could finally start contributing to this country in a positive manner. Remember, the rich may give
you a lot of money but it is the poor and middle class that may or may not get you elected. I know you think the
average voter is stupid or not paying attention but sooner or later they will always figure out which politician
is trying to destroy the programs they feel they are entitled to and need to survive.
Please let your elected officials know how you feel. Copy and paste
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