- Posted May 10, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Where's the Beef????
To quote Clara Peller from the famous Wendy's commercial from a few decades ago, where's the beef?
For almost a week now almost every news organization, social media and web communities such as CNN's iReport have been awash with only one subject - same-gender marriage. This was made even more of a talker and reason to stay on the subject after yesterday's announcement by President Barack Obama that he was in favor of "gay marriages", but that he also believed it a states right issue.
All this hubbub over the last week is nothing more than a shiny object taking people's eyes off of what really matters and what are the more pressing issues: the economy, jobs and the unsustainable national debt.
Yeah, it's great that Obama is the first president to come out for equality for the GLBT community.
But does that get the sluggishness out of the economy?
Does his announcement spur creation of jobs?
Does the fact that he's for the GLBT's rights to be more than 2nd class citizens going to cut one red cent from the national debt?
Mr. President, where' s the beef?
News channels, magazines, radio talk show hosts, newsapapers stop following what is, though an important issue, just political fodder that will not advance anything.
Start asking the hard questions.
Where's a plan to fuel the US economy and safeguards to protect that economy from the coming storms from Europe, Asia and the Middle East?
Where's the creation of an atmosphere that will inspire business to expand, invest and start hiring again?
Where is the acute strategy to cut spending where necessary, enhance revenues were needed, to overhaul the tax code which will lead to putting a dent in the ever expanding debt?
It is time to focus, folks.
Republicans start hitting hard on the economy, jobs, the national debt. Don't be allowed to go down a bridge to nowhere. Put social conservatives on the backburner and focus. Prove why you should control Congress and put Mitt Romney in the White House.
Democrats bang some heads together and press for a comprehensive solution to put America's financial house in order. Prove to the American people why your party should retain the Senate and the White House by making the difficult decisions.
Again I ask, Mr. President, where's the beef?
I'm tired of the fluff. I'm tired of fast food and snacks. I want a full course meal that leads to less uncertainty, less division, more unity and more pride to say I am an American along with a healthier US economy.
It's time to lead not on the less pressing issues, but on the issues that mean economic survival not just for today, but for tomorrow.
From the Cornfield, I am tired of the pandering.
I am tired of the shiny objects.
I am tired of attacks and counter-attacks on non-emergency issues.
You want my vote?
Then earn it!