The thing that bugs me the most is that people think that politicians are protecting their citizenry - well they are not. They are only protecting their own agendas and special interest groups that backed them. I also must remind you that their party affiliations are of more interest to them and not the voters who elected them.
If you have any questions of this theory, just take a look at what is happing in our City of East Providence. The politicians are coming out of the wood work to support Sports. Why? Because they know November is coming and they need votes. It is not for the kids, it is for themselves. Where were their letters before the out cry of parents and students? Where was the city council when they voted 5 to 0 to accept the B&E Report that recommended cutting sports. Now all of a sudden they are in favor of not cutting sports, why? Watch out for the baby-kissers.
Do you question why people are moving out of this state or city? It is easy, unemployment is over 11 percent, car taxes and property taxes are the increase, long standing school deficits, uncontrollable gas prices and the beat goes on.
Also our elected officials have contributed to our shortfalls. Instead of taking the bull by the horns, they failed to manage the financial problems of the state or our city. So why stay in a state or city when your hard earned income can produce more in another state?
Folk don’t look at what these office holders or politicians are saying today, but look back on whom, what, and how they voted on important issue in the past. Did they back important decision to save our state or city or did they just protect their special interest groups?
November is coming. Some persons pursuing or occupying an elective office will just tell us what we want to hear to get elected or reelected. Not all!