The 2012 election turnout has been blamed on many factors but the bottom line is that fewer conservative voters showed up to vote than in 2008. Political analysts have offered every possible reason but none of those excuses will change the result. The big government agenda received another four years to increase our taxes and their spending.
It Starts at Home
Elections are won and lost at the local level in the individual districts. Less than 58% of voters participated in the 2012 elections. If we are to change the way that our elected representatives handle taxes and spending, we must all be more involved in the process. Have conversations with your family, friends, and co-workers about the financial issues facing us today. Plan meetings in your community and invite your representatives to participate. Let us help advertise your meeting by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/FiscalHawks . Know what legislation your current representatives are voting for and how it affects you. If he or she is not a fiscal conservative, then it is time to find a better candidate for the next election.
Big government supporters spend millions each election cycle to split fiscal conservative voters over social issues. The fact is, politicians have been debating the social issues for decades without any real policy changes being made. Those social issues are not the reason that we have a $16 Trillion+ deficit. Keep the conversation on the fiscally conservative ideas that unite Americans from both parties. When government spending and accountability dominated the 2010 elections, we saw fiscal conservatives elected at all levels of government.
Keeping accountability and responsibility in government requires us to be diligent. Support the candidates who demonstrate fiscally conservative values. Union officials boasted about the number of “volunteers” that they mobilized in Ohio. If we are to replace the deficit spending politicians that they support, then we too must be there to turn out the fiscal conservative vote. Just as in 2010, common sense financial values can easily overcome the big government spending agenda, and it’s election machine, if we all simply show up and vote.