I’m not one much to wear my politics on my sleeve, so I’ll try to keep this as brief as I can. I currently have a major conflict of interest in the political brouhaha that is the primary process and will soon become the presidential election.
One candidate has supportive ideas for my profession – granted, I think this person is going about it the wrong way (throwing more money at this particular issue is not going to fix it). But the thought is a good one, and this person is at least taking some stance in that department.
This candidate, however, is choosing to fund the new ideas for that department by taking money from the department by which my husband is indirectly employed. His job is as a contract engineer for another company, working on a government project. Taking money from that government department could result in him losing his job (being a young, new engineer doesn’t do much for a company’s wanting to keep you).
Him losing *his* job would put the cabosh on my going back to school for a masters, and would mean that my current (part time) job would not be enough to support us. So I’d likely have to take a full time job… in the field that said candidate is trying to throw money at, or in some kind of business venture – which would put me looking to a totally different candidate for support.
And there you have it. Why Anna is confused about politics. (not that confusion is anything unusual around here)