By Omar Simpson, Esq.
Gridlock bothers me more than any single political issue today. Why? Because It is often born of bullheadedness and ego. Maybe it’s the military man in me, but when I see a bunch of people sitting around unable to make a decision I want to kick them square in the a$$ and tell them to make a frakking decision!
Use the best info you have, the best intel that you have and move forward. There are no perfect solutions and perfect situations! Every person on any of our military services will tell you that! We never have 100% of the info we need, we never have 100% accuracy, but at the end of the day you get the best info you can and move ahead.
Politics drives me crazy, but gridlocked politicians drive me insane! Sit down, go over the pros and cons based on available info and make a decision that is best for our nation. The world doesn’t thine we are on decline because we can’t make things anymore, the world thins America is on decline because we can’t make a damn decision.
Example…Iran. We’ve already told the world that we will not allow Iran to have nuclear capability. They keep trying to build nukes and are getting closer daily. Getting nukes is a game changer for them. What about using sanctions? They are not going to stop trying to build nukes no matter what we say. Decision. Destroy their capability or let them get nukes? Duh…destroy their nuclear capability. Negotiate with them after their nukes are destroyed. Offer energy technology assistance afterwards, but destroy the nukes today.
Economy…we know small businesses are the engine of the economy. Put in policies to encourage small business growth…low or no taxes for small businesses. Tax revenue will be generated from increased economic activity of employees that now have jobs.
Education…technology grows the economy. Engineers and scientist must be taught and trained. More educated people mean more tech businesses, employees and earnings. Ramp up targeted science and tech programs from middle school up. Get rid of ineffective programs.
I could go on all day…but my main point is gridlock kills our ability to make ANY beneficial decisions. Gridlock has us wriggling like hogs in the filth of our own indecision.
To those in office: Wake up. Learn to talk to each other… learn to compromise and learn to make decisions together.
To Voters: if our elected officials can’t end their gridlock, kick em out and elect someone else.
Gridlock, more than any single issue today, is the real threat and the ultimate enemy. If we can’t make decisions, we can’t survive. Period. We must elect leaders that will actually make decisions and lead.
Omar Simpson, Esq.