Wednesday, January 26, 2011

State of the Union

I try not to be very political in my blogs. Part of that is because I have become fairly cynical about politics. Over the last 20 years, I have watched one side be in power -- and then the other. And seemingly nothing gets done. For instance, how long do we have to hear that there is a Social Security crisis -- but never anything done about it?

I liked many things I heard from President Obama last night. I realize that such speeches, like sermons, might move people for a few hours -- and are then forgotten. But I am guardedly hopeful that perhaps both parties are getting the message from the American people: Get some things done in a bipartisan manner -- or we will vote you out.

At the risk of offending some, I do have to wonder about one thing. I am a fiscal conservative. But I don't understand why Republicans are so opposed to investing in alternative fuels. Isn't it obvious that at some point we are going to HAVE to do that? To be proactive about it would create many new jobs, as well as allow us to be less dependent on the very people who would love to see us "submitted" to them (the Middle East). The only reason I can think of as to why there is so much opposition to it is because so many are beholding to the oil lobbyists.

Just my opinion.


Kyle R. said...

I 100% agree about alternative fuels.

Jeff said...

I just responded on another blog that I didn't hear the State of the Union but feel confident I can guess what was said and more confident I can guess what will (won't) get done.

I think I might be a Libertarian. I haven't really investigated the platforms much of late but no the Republicans do not represent me nor do the Democrats.