John Ransom

For every Obamacare that’s out there, there is an equal and odious Romneycare. For every Dodd-Frank, there’s a Sarbanes Oxley. For every McCain-Feingold bill… well, there’s a John McCain and Russ Feingold.   

Obama? He is just a continuation- albeit also an acceleration- of policies that have been enacted under Republican and Democrat leaders alike for the past 70 years. 

There’s a twin-headed elite in this country represented by guys like John McCain and Russ Feingold who would have you believe that the only thing preventing us from building heaven on earth is a good CBO score. By their policies they make the comparison between Obama and Romney to the average voter, one of competence not of core.  

The story of this election is how America turned its middle finger on both parties, except perhaps around the margins.

“You hate each other so much? Then fine, you’re married to each other for the next four years.”

Both parties tried to play a $2 billion practical joke on the nation with their ads, and web sites and never-ending emails.

But the voters have had the final laugh on this, giving us a continuation of the uncivil union we have damned ourselves to- more or less- for the last 12 years.

And why?

Because the party of small government was actually the party of a-little-smaller-than-the-Democrats government; and the party of fiscal responsibility, as Democrats called themselves in 2008, couldn’t even pass a budget.

Remember all the money we’d save by withdrawing troops from Iraq? Under Obama we are spending as much money in Iraq every day as we were during combat operations under Bush. Plus we ramped up the war in Afghanistan, set ablaze Libya, and, coming soon…Syria. And don’t fool yourself: Libya and Syria are example of the worst products that bipartisan policy produces in D.C.    

In short, there is very little to like about Tweedledee or Tweedledumb (the “b” is both intentional and interchangeable).

This sick system, and the people who run it, are broken.

And to fix it, we need to break it up.

We need an alternative to Government Lite or Goverment Big Gulp.

I look toward Rand Paul.      

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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