Money and Politics

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In my opinion there is too much money involved in our elections. The cities I have lived in, the local politicians did not have to be rich to run for office…why can it not be the same with our Presidents, Senators, and Congress members? It does not seem fair to we the people for only the ones with a lot of money are able to run for office.

If I had my way…

Anyone could run for whatever political office they chose to and we the people could vote for whomever we believed could do the best for our country.

There would be no Electoral College…anyone and hopefully everyone eligible to vote would vote and the person with the most votes would win the election. I have heard the arguments as to why the Electoral College is more fair and do not agree with them.

There would be no careers as politicians, there would be term limits for every political office.

Every elected official would be in office to work for the better good of our country and not to get rich while in office.

And what would make me real happy is if we had NO political parties.

I dream big and one never knows if and when their dreams could possibly come true.

Put it all Back

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Moving a bed to another room sounded like a good idea. The bed is much too heavy for this old lady to move. I had the not so, bright idea of just moving the mattress, with thoughts of getting someone to help move the bed later.

After two nights of sleeping on that mattress, which by the way was comfortable, the second night didn’t work out so well. You see, at my age getting up and down from a mattress on the floor is not all that easy, especially when you have three or four urgent calls to the bathroom. After the fourth time of getting up I said to myself “This is not going to work”.

The thought also crossed my mind if at some point I couldn’t get up off that mattress, what a predicament I would be in. I would not like that mattress on the floor so much if that happened.

After moving furniture and a television so the mattress would have a place on the floor, I was up at 4:00 a.m. the second morning putting it all back where it was before I had my not so bright idea.

I love retirement and living in the golden years. Sometimes I think I can do things that my body and its functions decides it is just not as excited as I am about some of my bright ideas.

Moving that bed is on hold.

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