My name is Patrick M McCormick and I have created this blog as a platform for my political views as well as those of select contributors.

I believe that American Politicians have lost sight of their goal: To uphold the Constitution and protect the rights of the people of the United States. They argue and bicker on the floor of their respective houses, positioning themselves for the next election, while they accomplish very little business for the citizens of this country.

Meanwhile our economy is sliding downward. Millions of our precious jobs have have been exported overseas. Our social safety net and other public services are being cut. Our middle class is rapidly disappearing and the numbers of citizens existing below the poverty line is increasing dramatically.

I plan to examine the causes of these terrible changes to our American way of life. Your comments will help us all arrive at some important conclusions.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Election, The Tea Party and The High Cost of Doing Nothing.

Commentary by
Patrick McCormick

Yesterday's Primary Elections surprised a lot of people. It shouldn't have. Many Republican voters (Democratic as well) are angry with establishment politicians, either those running or those holding office. They understand the nation is in dire financial distress.

Instead of coming to the table and working through their political differences, our leaders have spent the best of two years trading insults and blocking the other party's attempts to create any meaningful legislation. It was a frustrating period for most of US who are either working for less or unemployed.

During the same difficult period, most municipalities around the country raised their fees. None cut their payrolls; and I do not mean cut staff, I mean an across the board cut of around 40%. After all, they do live on tax revenue.

Our political leadership was seen by many to have been fiddling while the Republic burned. It is difficult to watch the crew having a great time "Roasting the Captain", while the Ship of State is sinking.

The country needed more than that. The voters expected more than that. Members of Congress should have delivered more than that. It's time to pay the piper and he's piping "Yankee Doodle".

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