With unemployment over 8%, corporations outsourcing jobs, the federal government operating trillion dollar deficits, and our politicians adding over $10 trillion in 20 years to our national debt, we should not wait until the elections in 2012 to determine our next steps as voters. We need to field candidates for office who are not associated with either the Democratic or Republican parties. We need people who are willing to deliver real solutions. We need another political party.
First, the Democrats and Republicans are not built to solve problems any longer. Without meaningful competition from a third group, they instead compete amongst themselves to win elections. Second, during the elections both parties become subjects to their special interest groups and ideologies, which further limits their long-term effectiveness at meeting the needs of the country as a whole. Third, neither party is capable of identifying alternative ideas to solve problems or to compromise, which leaves us all stuck alternating between two failing sets of ideas.
What the country needs now is an alternative political party that is appropriately focused on identifying the challenges impacting the country, and then developing the solutions – without regard to ideology or special interest commitments. The Reform Party is that party.
We are proud to announce our new initiative called “Our Solutions” (www.oursolutions.org). The Reform Party is dedicated to identifying as many ideas as possible to solving our country’s complex challenges. The purpose of the Our Solutions website is collect solutions to a series of important challenges. Our first challenge, “How can we create jobs in America?”
We invite all Americans to submit their solutions at: www.oursolutions.org. And while we collect your responses, we will hold online town hall meetings designed to hear from political leaders, business owners, members of academia and concerned Americans to go over these and other ideas. We also will vote on many of the ideas people propose to see which ideas have the most support. A few weeks from now, we will share those results with the media and our elected officials.
Our goal is to push forward the solutions we need to fix our economy and help our country. And if our elected leaders won’t listen to the people, then we, the people, need to step forward and take action. We are the owners of this country. It is time to take our country back from the professional politicians. Join our effort today.