With unemployment over 9 percent, corporations outsourcing jobs and the federal government operating trillion dollar deficits, 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.
The Democrats and Republicans are not built to solve problems any longer. Without meaningful competition from a third group, they instead compete among themselves to win elections. Both parties become subjects to their special interest groups and ideologies. Neither party can identify alternative ideas to solve problems or to compromise, which leaves us all caught between two failing sets of ideas.
The Reform Party is proud to announce a new initiative called "Our Solutions (www.oursolutions.org).
We are dedicated to identifying as many ideas as possible to solving our country's complex challenges. The purpose of the Our Solutions website is to collect solutions to a series of important challenges. Our first challenge, "How can we create jobs in America?" All Americans can 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. A few weeks from now, we will share those results. If our elected leaders won't listen to the people, then we, the people, need to step forward and take action. It is time to take our country back from the professional politicians. Join our effort today.
A letter to the editor of the Florida Times Union from the chairman of the Reform Party of Florida: