samhill wrote:I am a bit better off than a little over three years ago anyway, along with the country
samhill wrote:the biggest thing I see is there is no longer the work ethic that there once was. There is in spots & the older age groups but as I see it in fewer & fewer younger people, maybe the older generation just made things too easy for them.
samhill wrote: IMO we are in deeper do-do from within than externally.
whistlenut wrote:.......and the rest of us HOPE for the CHANGE to occur!!!!! Election day is a ONE TASK DAY.......you owe it to the rest of the USA to make your choices known. While politics is a filthy job, it is a task that even Mike Rowe would have to 'suck it up' to get through. A nasty business is BEST managed by someone who has at least run a business!!! Talk is cheap, it takes money to buy RUM!
After that Olympic mess a few years ago, I was absolutely shocked that one person was standing when the smoke cleared.....a fellow from Michigan. He was well dressed, so none of the tissue he lost was visible, but that had to be a nasty fight with all those 'slick willies' to even survive! I've met him, and his family on one his many trips through our area.....and surprisingly, he has only one mouth, makes very few missteps, but if so, dusts himself off and off to the races he goes.
As for his experience running the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, Romney says, “”the whole winter games was a combination of the federal, state and local governments along with private enterprise.”
“We actually received over $410 million from the federal government for the Olympic games. That is a huge increase over anything ever done before and we did that by going after every agency of government,” he says.
He even cites money one his colleagues managed to get for the Olympics from the Department of Education.
samhill wrote:If I'm blind in one you must be blind in both Jpete, I never said he has done everything correct in my opinion but the fact that he was left with the country probably in the worse shape in history & rapidly going deeper makes many here blind as to what was done.
Just think of it this way, when Bush gave the first tax cut it was because it was our money & the Gov. had enough. He was advised to stabilize S.S. since it had been raided big time but choose not to do so, then 9/11 came & he invaded Afghanistan (no need for that) then he gave another tax cut while at war(no funding) then a good script plan except again (no funding) not that it was enough we invaded another country (unfunded) & along with other things like no bid contracts to the V.P.s employer & having a army of mercenaries(all unfunded)on his way out he gave a gift of unaccountable bailout to the banks to do as they please with no payback (except perhaps to keep their mouths shut). If he were to have let things ride as they were S.S. would be in good shape, we would have destroyed a few terrorist camps from time to time with a fly over & we might have been a wee bit better off.