Friday, July 29, 2011

Idiots On My Left, Crazies On My Right: Why America Needs A Viable Third Party

The US is currently in a standstill with the debt crisis. The Republicans are using it to slash the social safety net, thus hurting the poor, students, and senior citizens in order to give tax cuts to the rich and fund massive wars and the Democrats are going right along with it. We are in a situation where there are idiots to our left and crazies to our right, which is why a third party is needed.

As of recent, the Republicans are arguing that there be no taxes in the debt ceiling deal, while they want to enact major social spending cuts to programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. The right has been lying that Social Security is bankrupt when in reality; it is solvent until 2037 (see this as well). The idiot Democrats have been going right along with these crazies, with Harry Reid arguing for a $2.7 trillion cut in spending with no tax increases and President Obama is so stupid (or so much of a corporate shill) that he is also backing this proposal.

It is fully acknowledged that both parties do not care about the US citizens, much less the country as a whole (one only need to see the bickering over the debt ceiling to realize this). Thus, the only way to end to two party plutocracy is to have a third party. However, this third party is to be truly unique. They will not take corporate funding and will truly look out for the American people by endorsing such plans as the Congressional Progressive Caucus’s People’s Budget, which “eliminates the deficit in 10 years, puts Americans back to work and restores our economic competitiveness.” 

This new third party, due to not being bought by corporate interests, would be able to run candidates that were actually a part of ordinary Americans instead of from the elite and would bring about more citizen involvement in politics, as people would pressure the members of the third party to stay true to their promises, seeing as how they can much more relate to the third party candidate.

We’ve been trying to two party system for over 100 years. Isn’t it time we try something different?

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