At the DNC, Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, said Mitt Romney “doesn’t get it.”  According to some, Mr. Romney doesn’t relate to the “little people” because he didn’t grow up like average folks.  Well, so what?  Mitt Romney comes from money, I don’t.  I don’t want him to “get” my life; I want him to fix what’s wrong in Washington.

I don’t want a President who can “relate” to me.  Were these things said about John F. Kennedy and his trust fund when he ran for President?  I doubt it.  When our country was being founded, did the common folk care about George Washington’s wealth?  Did they moan and complain that General Washington didn’t “understand us.” The idea is laughable.

I don’t want another hope-y change-y kind of President – we’ve already got one of those and look where it’s gotten us.  Complete incompetence at solving our Nation’s problems.  If I want my President to “relate” to me in a touchy-feely sort of way, I would’ve nominated Dr. Phil for President.

If I had a brain tumor, I would want to find the best surgeon to cut out the cancer and wouldn’t care about his bedside manner.  I’d look to God, my family and friends for solace – not to my doctor.  I don’t need or want that from a surgeon.  That’s not his job.  His job is to remove a cancer growing inside my skull.  Period.

I view the Presidency the same way.  With the state of the economy today, I want someone who understands economics – someone to come in and fix what’s wrong in Washington.  I have to ask myself why we think community organizers and lawyers (and there are plenty of them in Congress) are capable of solving the monumental problems facing us today?  Lawyers may know how to write laws, but that doesn’t mean that we actually need more laws.  We need common sense and a basic understanding of money management, which, in my opinion, is completely lacking in Washington at the present time.

Anytime I had a question, I’d go to my late cousin who had a high school education, was a butcher by trade, and knew more about the economy, stock market and money management than anyone else I knew and probably more than half the fools in Washington put together.

Even if the government taxed “millionaires” 100%, it still wouldn’t put a dent in our debit.  I want someone who’s going to put the brakes on the uncontrolled spending.  If some things have to be cut, then we all have to put on our big girl panties and deal with it.

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a dozen times, government is incapable of competently overseeing any sort of program – there’s so much waste and unaccountability that if I ran my home and office the way the government did, I’d have to file bankruptcy.  And the politicians in Washington (and in just about every State at this point) don’t seem to care; they just keep funding more and more programs with absolutely no oversight resulting in mind-boggling waste.

Our national debt has just hit $16,000,000,000,000,000.00 (yes, that’s $16 trillion) and if we keep going the way we’re going, I foresee the chaos on the streets of Greece being repeated on the streets of Los Angeles and New York when this country reaches the brink of bankruptcy.  The liberals don’t seem to realize that we’re just running out of money.  They just want to increase the number of people sucking the government teat in order to maintain their power.  It’s that simple.  That’s their view of America.  Make people dependent of them and they’ll keep voting for them.  That’s their philosophy.  It’s not mine.

I have no idea when the idea of “self-reliance” turned into a “sense of entitlement.”  I certainly wasn’t raised with that idea.  You work, you get paid.  You work harder, you get paid more.  You go to school, you get a better job.  You get a better job, you get paid even more.  That’s the American Dream.  Too many people don’t want to do what’s necessary to achieve it – they want it handed to them without the hard work.

Our Declaration of Independence insures us life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  It does not insure us happiness.  The government has no obligation to make us happy.  It’s up to each of us.  I just read a story about 82-year old Doris Thompson, who’s led a life of crime and is back in prison (on the taxpayers’ dime, of course), and who has the audacity to say she “wouldn’t do all this nonsense if the government gave us more money.”  Her actions and her choices are now the fault of the government!  I’m surprised she didn’t specifically blame President Bush.  Is that insane, or what?

I don’t care whether Mitt Romney “gets” me.  As far as I’m concerned, he “gets” what’s important and I pray he’s elected in November to do what needs to be done to turn this mess around.








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