Wag, I understand. Most of my voting has been for the lesser of evils or simply against the worst candidate. Those with full time jobs have little time for marching on Washington with pitchforks, torches, tar and feathers.
Perhaps we are going to have to allocate some time for such things though or our elected officials are going to simply continue with business as usual. We need to get a group in that will legislate term limits and put some type of REAL recall things in place so we can address crooked politics more readily.
There are a great number of issues that simply should not ever be addressed by government. Most regulatory legislation is in response to special interest groups that have elected "their man" to address their issues. Capitalism regulates itself in the marketplace. By cutting out most of what Government dabbles in today we can they rely on them to represent US. They criteria should be that the politician prescribes to the Constitution of the US and not because they pass themselves off as some kind of social panacea for the masses.
Every time I hear about the president or the congress needing to create jobs, I cringe and get the desire to strangle something. If I were President I would create jobs by ending welfare and asking congress to strike every damn pice of regulatory legislation inhibiting business from growing and providing jobs to be had. I would ask them to pass legislation prohibiting collective bargaining practices which place Labor Unions in the driver's seat in business operations. Unions should concern themselves with benefits and protections for their members in regards to insurance and pensions and not with pay scales when quality issues are at stake. I would create jobs by getting Government out of the business business.
I probably won't be President without a civil war, and then I would only be president over a very small area.