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Politics & Power

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Donít Fall For The Hype

With election season swinging into full gear the media is overflowing with political ads. The one thing you can depend on is that none of them will be completely honest. The ads will tell you how bad one person is or how good another is but the truth is that in most cases the person most able to afford political ads is the person you should least want in office if you are an average Joe. The rich are concerned with the things that matter to the rich for the most part. If you want to have leaders that are concerned with the things you find important then you need to spend the time looking into their history and finding out if their actions actually match with their rhetoric.

As with the candidates the ballot propositions are not what they appear to be in the ads. Corporations and deep-pocketed interest groups will spend millions to make millions and even billions by convincing voters to support laws that solidify their advantages over their opposition. In California a power company is sponsoring legislation that will give them a virtually permanent monopoly and selling it as empowering voters. The ads are nothing less than an attempt to trick voters into doing things that are not in their best interests by pushing emotional buttons.

The important thing for voters to do is to learn about what and who they are voting for. Just because the television commercial says one candidate is good or bad does not mean itís true. Voters need to make sure they know what is true and what is not. There are organizations like FactCheck.org that can help voters to learn the truth about the things they are voting on. Just reading the voter guide from the state can help you make a more informed choice about ballot initiatives.

Democracy only serves the people when the people make the right choices. People only make the right choices when they take the time to inform themselves about the issues of the day. Donít fall for the hype of political advertising machines. Learn about the facts and vote with your head. Itís our country and our future that are at stake.

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Get Involved

Do you sit and yell at the TV when politicians come on? Do you shake your head sadly whenever you see a homeless veteran? Is that all you tend to do?

It's time to put up or shut up America. We all love to talk about how we could do things better or how we would do it if we were in charge. Well, it's time to put your money where your mouth is. If you can think of it, you can write it down. If you can write it down, you can type it. If you can type it, you can e-mail it and if you can e-mail it, you can send it here.

We at Reform America are committed to giving voice to anyone who wants to put their ideas out there to make our nation a better place. As the readership grows, we are able to take those views to a wider and wider audience. Grassroots campaigns begin with voices speaking out. You have opinions. Voice them. We aren't about conservative or liberal. We aren't about pro-this or anti-that. We're about Americans and the First Amendment. Reform America is about politics by, for and of the people. You are the people. You only need to speak up. America is listening. Send your article to: stories@reform-america.net



Have You Been Downsized Due to Outsourcing?

For several years now we have listened to some within the business community tell us that America can't compete on a global scale unless they send our jobs overseas where they can be done cheaper. The question becomes, if we don't have good paying jobs here, how can we sustain our own economy? We want to hear from you. Have you lost your job? Have you been forced into a lower wage job due to outsourcing? Has outsourcing been a success for you? Did you end up in a better job?

Tell us your story so we can make sure the politicians see how outsourcing really impacts the workers who are backbone of America. Send your story to stories@reform-america.net





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