4/15/2008

Honestly!!!



And the winner in this fight is ----------- John McCain!!!!!!!!!!!!





You know, I don't claim to be the smartest man in the world or anything but I'm no fool either. This cartoon makes me wonder a couple of things. The first one is wouldn't the most logical agenda of someone attempting to TRULY do what's best for the largest number of American citizens be based on how to bring down the price of gasoline and diesel and bring it down in a hurry? I can't think of any issue that directly affects a larger percent of the population. Our entire economy is tied to it. Our amount of expendable income for things such as health care and retirement are dependent upon what we have left after spending the money we need to spend in order to buy gas and food at an inflated cost. You have to get to work in order to have any money to do anything with and you have to eat. Yet I have not heard any mention of any plan to directly affect the price of gasoline or diesel. Any mention of either of these fuels is always tied to alternative fuels for the future. This is a fools argument as an increase in alternative fuels only causes an increase in feed for livestock of all sorts. This then results in a higher cost of beef, chicken, pork, milk, eggs, etc.... Not to mention that ethanol is not cheaper than gasoline anyway when you factor in the reality that ethanol reduces your miles per gallon. The TRUE issue here is unbridled greed. The other thing that I wonder is how much money it actually takes to build a refinery and just how many refineries the money spent on this campaign would have purchased. The TRUE issue here is unbridled power and control. When will we have the guts to tell our politicians ENOUGH? Let's remember who is suppose to be working for whom!!!

20 comments:

Jan said...

Jason..yes, you would think so, but it seems that our best interests are not all that important.

I shudder to think what is happening to our country..and what is to come.

Greed is the name of the game, and it really gets to me when I read what is being spent on this campaign, too.

Just think what it is costing the taxpayers, like for instance, extra Secret Service security for Obama at the very beginning of this thing..months ago, with months to go.

If he wants to talk about bitter, this would be a good place to begin.

The Frank Family said...

You are so right Jan. If you want to find the priority in your own life then all you have to do is follow the money. The same is true in politics. Follow the money and you will see that power and control of either party is the priority and never the people whom they are set up to govern. I would love to point fingers and say that someone else is to blame but the blame must rest squarely on WE THE PEOPLE! We have slept and slumbered and danced in borrowed shoes to the tune of our political parties.

Farmer John said...

McCain was calling for suspension of the federal gasoline tax today...

I know, too little and FAR too late.

Z said...

We have SURELY slept and slumbered and we are doing nothing but complaining and typing our indignant fingers to the bone!
I wish we could take our country back.

Jungle Mom said...

You know I must snag these for my Saturday cartoons!!!

The Frank Family said...

They're all yours Jungle Mom!!!

The Frank Family said...

z -- I was watching an interview with with Larry King and Jesse Ventura (I know WWF blah, blah, blah -- stay with me though). Jesse made a fabulous point. He talked about how the politics of the country have been hijacked by the two party system. Regardless of your view on that statement he made this very poignant and pointed challenge. On every ballot for every office nationwide put "none of the above" and see how many offices it would win. Do we really vote Republican and Democrat because we think that one of them is the best person for the job or simply because they are the only ELECTABLE choices? It would be the fastest and easiest way of changing the balance of power back to the people. If we could simply say "NO" instead of a or b. The chaos that would ensue would be rough for awhile but might be worth it in the end.

farmer -- that would be a start but I don't feel it would be on the road to a real solution as that would just take away the portion that goes to help pay for what we need in the country and still leaves the same profit margin for big oil. To start the process I think that there should at the very least be a legitimate investigation as to why for 40 years was it cheaper to buy diesel than to buy gasoline and now diesel is generally a dollar more than gasoline. Diesel comes from the same raw material and is refined less than gasoline. There is simply less to making it. Gasoline prices hurt us badly but even higher diesel prices hurt us exponentially!!!

Pinky said...

We're getting jobs CLOSE to home, buying mopeds, and planting a HUGE garden....I WISH!
Seriously, I'm so tired of depending on an incompetent government to make common sense decisions when they can't seem to hear what middle America is screaming at them from a megafone.
sheesh...

WomanHonorThyself said...

youre right Jason...they are all sooooooooo not what we want as leaders!

nanc said...

hopefully, he will keep the anti-semite, condi, off his ticket - if he chooses her, i'll be sitting this one out.

you didn't mean your "aDORAble" comment you made at curtains, did you? surely you can read a sitemeter?

The Frank Family said...

Of course not! and Of course so!

Michael said...

Frank:
You said: Not to mention that ethanol is not cheaper than gasoline anyway when you factor in the reality that ethanol reduces your miles per gallon.

True. So why not write your congressman, and suggest propane?

1) it's made from pig-poop, not a food item, but also renewable!

2) it works will in light industrial forklifts and hi-los;

3) it's cheap, and uses readily available technology;

4) it gets rid of an environmental pollutant (pig poop);

5) it would not be difficult to build cars that can use it;

6) it'll help the American farmer by encouraging production of both corn and pigs.

Of course, some powerful money lobbies (big oil) wouldn't like that....

But this is just my 2 cents.

Brooke said...

McCain's proposed suspension of the Fed gas tax would be a good start, but what REALLY needs to happen is the greenie weenies should be made to go away, and refineries and drilling to be started RIGHT NOW.

Ah, well. If only I were in charge...

The Hermit said...

That's a good synopsis of a real problem.

Z said...

Yes, it would surely be chaos, but I have considered that, too. Obviously, doing that alone is like voting, but doing that as a movement of thousands? The Boston Tea Party! Start POURING!

Z said...

I mean "like NOT voting!" sorry...big difference in meaning there! We have to start pouring; showing them we are tired of voting for the best of the horrid. But, do we have the guts, and could we get a big enough movement going? And, would we not be handing it to the Left by messing up the Conservative candidates? Probably.

The Frank Family said...

Major change in government does not usually come gradually but rather it comes quickly and amid chaos. Us electing "none of the above" to about 175 positions across the nation may be just what the doctor ordered. Those in charge KNOW this and so the real trick of the situation would be getting it on the ballot. Only when both the Republican and Democrat candidate is seen as unacceptable and unelectable would we get a real push behind independents who would have to come up with their own agendas and not the party's agendas.

Z said...

Well, the Dem candidates can't GET more unacceptable these days, so....we're CLOSE, right!!!??

(smile!)

The Merry Widow said...

The finest politicians that money can buy...I'm voting for Mr. Beamish as a write in!

tmw

Z said...

He has TWO of MY votes!