In this edition of weekly reads, I’m just throwing the concept out there of completely throwing social issues out the window and focusing on what actually matters for the future of our country. See, stuff like abortion, gay marriage, prayer in public schools and whatever else your pet peeve is will ultimately be decided by the courts and the states. On social issues, this country has become more liberal every election cycle and these things will work themselves out due to the will of the people. By selecting a president who delivers great sound bytes and says what you want to hear, you’re forgoing an opportunity to vote on what actually matters – you know, the future of the Republic. Fiscal matters, jobs, wars. These are the things that a president has influence over with proposals, the ability to veto bills and primarily, sway public opinion. If you’re a regular reader you can probably imagine who I’m voting for this year. But looking at it objectively, think about the following questions if you want your vote to count:
- Will this candidate enact policies that create jobs?
- Will this candidate improve our standing in the world stage while being tough?
- Will this candidate use war powers appropriately?
- Will this candidate enact policies that run our country into the ground with crushing debt? Do they have what it takes to make tough decisions – in ALL facets of the budget.
Whether Obama takes too much vacation or Romney puts a dog carrier on the roof of his car is really quite petty. Insulting actually, the amount of press coverage that it gets – and insulting that Americans gobble the stories up. If nobody cared, they wouldn’t cover it.
Math matters. Emotions shouldn’t.
Focus on what actually matters and perhaps our kids won’t be ashamed of how our generation decimated their future.
On a lighter note, some weekend reading:
Great Reads from Around the Web:
Arbor Investment – Small Cap Value – Best Way to Invest
Money Mamba – Marginal Consumption – Learn all about it
Money Crashers – 6 Figure Jobs with no Degree
The Burning Platform – Bad Week for Freedom
Financial God – How to Spy On Your Neighbors w Gadgets
Retire By 40 – National Foreclosure Settlement
Oblivious Investor – Answering Your Tax Questions
101 Centavos – Geopolitics and Potash
Sweating the Big Stuff – Insurance – High Premiums or Deductibles?
Carnivals That Featured My Content Lately