Most election campaigns and the American media rarely discuss substantive issues. I liked this article in MSNBC because it addressed Obama’s actual work in the senate, which is far more important than political rhetoric.
“Obama wants states that have a bigger risk from the terrorist threat to get more of federal homeland security dollars – also a recommendation from the commission that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks… A memo by Obama’s staff says the senator wants to “ensure the funding is allocated based on the threats states face, not politics.”
Although it is a simple bill, it is the mundane daily activities of politicians that sheds light on their ability to accomplish greater things. Obama wants a fair bill that provides funding based on need, as determined by Homeland Security. If he promotes distributions of resources to states based on need, he would probably promote fair taxes, equal health care support, and social security also based on need, all of which is challenging our nation. We should start looking at what nominees do on a daily basis, not just what they talk about.