Reflections on Current Political Culture

I wish both sides on the political aisle were able to work together an amicable compromise to be results oriented in helping to change the political culture in Sacramento. I wish Republican legislators could give up their quest to promote social values nanny state governance and Democrats give up their dreams of economic nanny state governance. We need to lay off the nanny and leave it to the individual to help in economic recovery in California. If Republicans were not so adversarial against gay people and other minority groups and Democrats start developing fiscal restraint and did not add bills that would drive up the cost of goods and services maybe we could get somewhere in helping to make Sacramento work for all of us.

We need to bring forth industry and entrepreneurs in our state to restore the tax base so we can provide opportunity to our people. If we are not able to do this, I do not want our state to become a failed one. Making sure that our state is business friendly, while keeping regulations to make sure the environment and workers do not get exploited should be the highest priority.

Both political parties need to understand that the way that the game is played right now is not going to do one difference. There are people who support most of what the Republican Party stands for, but believes they wage war against people instead of helping to solve the problems that face us today such as unemployment. However the Democratic Party is known to stand up for the little guy, and does recognize that government is helpful most of the time. However government cannot always grow each year Keynesian economics has not shown a difference with the trillions the Obama administration has spent. People do support improving our schools and making sure teachers are employed, but money has to be accounted for and spent appropriately for the public services we value most.

2 thoughts on “Reflections on Current Political Culture”

  1. Unfortunately, I didn’t read this post until after I commented on how our next governor will (or will not) work with the legislature.

    My concern – is there any incentive for the legislators to actually work together to come up with common problems to solutions? Legislators tend to benefit from the status quo, in which they maintain their extreme positions without compromise.

    An open primary won’t solve the problem, since the problem is gerrymandered districts. Unfortunately, I don’t see a solution.

  2. Unfortunately, I didn't read this post until after I commented on how our next governor will (or will not) work with the legislature.

    My concern – is there any incentive for the legislators to actually work together to come up with common problems to solutions? Legislators tend to benefit from the status quo, in which they maintain their extreme positions without compromise.

    An open primary won't solve the problem, since the problem is gerrymandered districts. Unfortunately, I don't see a solution.

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