Hey American Voters – You Owe A Lot of Money!

October 27, 2012 — Leave a comment

american-debtAs American voters we can debate forever who is best suited to be the President of United States. And if my Facebook timeline is any indication it’s clear that many Americans are very passionate about their position and candidate of choice.

But I wonder how many Americans really pay attention to things that they think are out of their control and don’t noticeably (in their eyes) affect their day-to-day lives. 

Case in point:  I just read that every household in America’s share of foreign debt is…ready for it?

$47,495!

That’s money we owe to countries like China, Germany and more.  That’s our share of debt to entities that at the end of the day do not have America’s best interests at heart.  There is nothing you can do to pay it down – you can’t call up China and ask for an accelerated payment plan.  You can’t even default on the loan!  This is outrageous right?!?

Well yes it is!  But what’s more outrageous is the belief that we, as individual Americans, are powerless.  At a time when the debate on the direction of this country is the loudest it has been since 1980 I keep hearing this undertone of helplessness and that “my singular vote has no meaning”.

I think American voters in general are somewhat apathetic and under-informed.  They rely on the sound bite mainstream media and Comedy Central news to formulate opinions on subjects the majority of Americans are not qualified to do.  But to think your vote does not matter is – well – Un-American!

Every 4 years we hear – this is the most important election in the history of America.  Well duh!  Every election should be the most important in our history.

Your moment to try to effect that outrageous number above comes on November 6th.   Your vote does count!!  But it is a more effective vote when you vote informed.

 

Tommy D

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