I wish it did include me.<quoted text>
And yet absolutely nothing has changed in my life, yours or the next guy's life in the least because of this. Besides, I'm not a Democrat. I just can't stand corporate fetch boys and the bleary eyed flock trying to call the shots in my country. I never really cared for politics, until I worked on the frontlines of what you believe in, and saw first hand what a bunch of conniving, self serving, Bible thumping kooks they all were. Practically every politician you see on television who is a Tea Party Member, or with the GOP is being paid directly by oil billionaires. Follow the money. Remember when gas prices were $4 a gallon, years ago when Bush was in office? THAT had an effect on my life. Abortion? Gay marriage? Not in the least. How about you? Also, it was a $10,000 safety valve that caused the spill in the gulf. Because BP had been deregulated by Bush, BP saved all of $10,000 to not install it. As far as the damage done to the gulf, you really should go with what the people who live there are saying, as opposed to the commercial you watched about how good things are. You know, the one BP put out. I know you feel like you somehow have a finger on the pulse of what has happened down there, but I'm guessing it's due to you being as blind as the thousands and thousands of fish they are catching with no eyes, due to the chemicals they used to break down the oil.
The religious right has kept our nation decades behind other countries in alternative methods of energy, due to it catering to a very wealthy, oil money, small percent of this country. A percent that doesn't give a rat's @ss about this country and have operated in a global market, without borders for years. They have kept our interests chained to the middle east, with little or no effort by just tossing in some religious crap and a little flag waving. What amazes me is the fact that you idiots somehow think that wealthy 1% includes you.
One of my tenants is on SS disability--and not the kind where his doctor just wrote him a note. He's f'd up. Anyway, he complained to me about his electric bill being higher. I explained that my electric bill was high as well. It's all due to DumBama. He closed down the plant where we got our electricity from, and the one we get our power from now had to invest millions for DumBama's new cafe standards.
My tenant is not alone. Citizens are now suffering more because of clean air standards. People who live check to check don't need this problem because DumBama wanted to buy votes from environmentalists. Does he care? Hell no.
Did it change my life? Yes. Did his sin tax on people making less than $250,000 per year change my life? Yes. How about my employer lowering our healthcare coverage because it became unaffordable to keep that plan for his employees? You bet. Being able to answer my %$# cell phone while driving a truck? Yes.
DumBama changed my life in many ways, and I won't even get into ATM or credit cards that are now an additional expense in my life.