The election is over and now the real work begins. I saw how hard you fought for your reelection and the toil it took on you on election night. However, the real work is just beginning. Republicans don’t want to believe you were given some kind of mandate, as they still do not believe in science, polling, and reality. While they appear stunned by the results, I suggest you get to work on becoming the leader that the American people deserve and want.
I don’t care about words like “mandate”. I care about the American people. From my point of view, it is obvious that the American people want to see that 2% pay their fair share of taxes. It’s time to stand firm for America with all of the things you talked about during the election. Create a government that is for the people not for Wall Street. The people want good paying jobs, quality schools, a living wage, and an end to the never-ending cycle of war. We want our infrastructure built up so we don’t have to worry about bridges, potholes, and the next big storm. We want a transportation system that isn’t built on an America from fifty years ago. We want a government that doesn’t pay special attention to minority groups of people like billionaires, millionaires, and those Tea Party nuts that follow Grover Norquist. We actually want the two parties to sit down together and develop ideas that help the country and not hurt it.
The American people are a giving people. Whenever people are in need, we give. We step up and do our part to try to help people in trouble. It is in our nature when diversity strikes, that the best in us comes out. However, don’t ask us to give up the hard earned Medicare and Social Security programs that are the life blood for so many of our poor and middle class people. The media folks keep talking about the “fiscal cliff” which is a rather nauseating term. I cannot imagine standing on a cliff without feeling nauseated by the edge that I could fall over. However, it is the constant drum of the “The Sky is Falling.” from the media giants that nauseates me more than the talk of the cliff. It is obvious the media people are trying to get us, the American people, ready for the big hammer to fall. Those same media giants are in the pocket of big business and those billionaires and millionaires. I say Mr. President, “Stand tall and firm for the American people.” Most of us out here know that Social Security doesn’t need to have the age raised or Medicare turned into some kind of insane voucher program. We, the American electorate, reject those notions. The cap on Social Security could simply be taken off and the government could stop looting it. Let those with wealth do without those special breaks they get for being so rich.
Mr. President, you won! The Republicans are just going to have to get over it. Act like the winner you are and stand firm for the American people. You owe us for standing with you when you needed us. Now you must stand for us when we need you! The American people need you to fight the good fight for the poor and the middle class. You do represent all of America and that includes the 2% but the wealthy need to do their part for America. It is the poor and the middle class that really give for this country. We give out children to war and our sweat to build up this country. It’s time that the wealthy gave what their best at as well and that would be their money to help reinvigorate our economy, educate our people, and develop our infrastructure. All is possible when everyone steps up and does their part. Don’t be afraid to ask the American wealthy to step up and do their part to make America a place where all can succeed again.
Katherine, an American voter and taxpayer