There is no doubt that I disagree with BOTH candidates on certain things. Do I think Romney would get into office and fix all of America's problems in 4 years? No. Do I think another 4 years of Obama will move our country in the right direction? No.
So, I will just share my two biggest points of concern with the results of last night. And, as I said, this is more for me to get my thoughts out of my head. So feel free to click out of this blog and not read any further if you don't want to know them.
1. I am a STRONG believer in working hard to achieve financial success in life. I was raised to be independent and taught that I should always be able to support myself and be proud of my career successes. I also think this is what America was built on. Hard work and dedication is rewarded to those who choose that path. That being said, I don't think it's fair for me to bust my ass at work everyday when a good portion of my paycheck goes to people who are too lazy to look for a job and are just living off the system.
Now, I realize there are cases where people are physically or mentally unable to work or have legitimate reasons for needing welfare and other government help. But, there are MANY people abusing the system and so MY hard earned money is paying for their rent, cars, and probably their drug addiction. I'm not OK with that. I think under Obama this will just get worse. It comes down to our fundamental beliefs of the government's responsibility. Obama has more of a socialist view, thinking it's the government's job to help everyone out no matter what. I believe people should help themselves and shouldn't receive help if they are not deserving.
Also, increasing handouts is not going to incentive people to work. If i was unemployed and kept getting more gov money for sitting on my ass, would I want to go out and get a job? Probably not.
I want a government who encourages people to get a job and work hard. And one that rewards those who have been working their whole lives to make something for themselves. Like my father has done. And like I plan to do.
2. I'm not well versed on the Obamacare issue. BUT, I do have a concern. If every single person has rights to health care now, apparently it will negatively affect those of us who work to pay for insurance. This is related to the above topic. However, this hits close to home with my grandpa getting older, and my parents now in their 60's. If, heaven forbid, something were to happen to one of my family members and we were unable to get care, I would lose it. I'm not saying my family's lives are more important than someone elses, but, again, if my father has been working his entire life and religiously paying for medical insurance, it's going to really suck if he doesn't get care because there are so many people in front of him taking advantage of the free health care.
Hopefully, this is a non issue for me. I do hope that. But it WILL be an issue. Maybe for your family. Maybe for your friend's family. It breaks my heart thinking about how unfair this could be.
So there you have it. My two biggest fears for the next four years.
I read an article a while back that wasn't about the election but that I feel is very relevant. It said that my generation (20-25 year olds) have a new feeling of compassion and "all for one, one for all" feeling. It goes along with the green movement and just general acceptance of all people. Kind of "hippie" if you will. This is going to make it really hard for a republican to get elected anytime in the near future.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all about gender/race/sexual orientation equality. I like the way that is headed, for sure. But, I'm just not as big on the other parts. But, looks like I may be in the minority on this one. This just makes me wish that we could have a candidate who is somewhere in the middle. Maybe conservative with taxes and government spending, but more liberal with social issues. That would be ideal for me.
Hoping for the best for these next 4 years! No more political posts from me, don't worry! :)