Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I don't believe a single thing I wanted in the 2008 election went my way. A death with dignity law was passed, Gov. Chris Gregoire was re-elected, Obama is our next president with a Democratic House and Senate, an initiative passed to force workers for long-term care services for the elderly and persons with disabilities to become certified (which puts quite a few people out of jobs), and and initiative to reduce traffic congestion didn't pass which we desperately needed. I fear for the next four years.
It's not the end of the world for me that Obama was elected. I believe he has a lot to offer. However, I believe McCain had more to offer. To have the same party line all the way across the board, whether Republican or Democrat, is scary. We need checks and balances and having the Presidential cabinet, House and Senate all lining up, does not provide the balance. President Elect Obama will be able to pass just about anything he comes up with for the next four years. Be praying for him that he makes wise choices.
The most disappointing thing for me was that Chris Gregoire was re-elected. Since she's been in office she's raised our gas tax (during the the time of the highest priced gas in history), unemployment rates are up (where are the jobs she said she'd create?), our roads and traffic are the worst ever, and she's taken the money from raising our taxes and made a "first ever rainy day fund" for Washington State. That's just the start of it. How about let's not make a rainy day fund. If we have so much extra money then why not fix the roads or give it back to the citizens or fix the traffic problems? And quit taking money away from me... I'm a broke-ass white girl who doesn't have the privilege for a rainy day fund.
The problem I have with the death with dignity law is that my husband would be able to kill himself without me knowing about it. I'd find out in his death certificate. It would read something like this: "Dr. killed MMT per his request via deadly prescription drug without wife's consent." Nice, isn't it? Granted, I believe people should kill themselves if they truly wish to go that way. It's free will, however, do it the messy way. Don't involve other people. Don't make the Doctor make that tough decision. That would be like me asking my husband to give me the gun to shoot myself. He would never do that, nor would I ever put him in that position. Find another way to die. What are your thoughts?
Well, this has turned into a fun rant and rave session. Sorry about that. It only happens once every four years.
I feel for you John...I know exactly how you feel.