In today’s world, many women not only work to balance the family finances but, according to the Small Business Administration, 6.5 million of us also work to keep a business afloat. The vast majority of these, eighty percent, have receipts of less than $50,000. So it is fascinating to realize that these same women, many of whom are independents and voted for Obama, have become disenchanted with our winsome president.
Democrats and Republicans are scratching their heads and commissioning focus groups to understand why, but I think it’s clear. Women are the chief operating officers of the American family and often of a small business as well. Women understand what it means to live within our means and thus find it outrageous that Congress refuses to live up to the same standards.
Sixty-three percent of such women say that the longer a politician is in Washington, the less he or she listens to voters, and the more they become part of the problem — and the health care bill is a good example of the kind of “problem” women are fed up with. The same women who voted for Obama are very displeased with the president’s health care overhaul. Fifty-two percent oppose it, with 42 percent saying it will make things worse in their personal or family situation.
And the fact that our government has chosen to saddle our kids with a $13 trillion debt — $1 trillion of which was run up in the last six months — is unconscionable to American moms. That’s why CWA has joined SpendingRevolt.com. Join us on the bus tour when it comes to your area, and let Washington know it needs to stop the spending spree!