Not impressed with either Party currently. One wants to steal our money and give it to rich people to spend and support growth and the economy. One wants to steal our money and give it away to people who don't produce anything. Neither one is interested in doing a single bloody thing to help grow the economy currently. They, and many people out here, are too busy fighting over the last eight years, and rewarding their political hacks, to lift a finger to do anything.
We have an "economic stimulus package" being passed in congress currently. By all indications, it's a massive spending bill that might have a little positive effect now, for a long payback period later. I can stimulate my own economy. I have good credit and could borrow a bunch of money and go on a spending spree. I'd be "wealthy" in many eyes... new car, truck, ATV, vacations... maybe my own business even. But eventually, that credit would have to be paid back. If the money I borrowed was not invested wisely in things that would make more money than I invested, I'd be bankrupt.
Great screaming and gnashing of teeth has occurred over the Republicans "obstructing" this bill.
"This is IMPORTANT! WE HAVE TO ACT NOW!"
That is so. We do have to act, sooner rather than later. My question which nobody seems able to answer is this.
"If this package was so important. How come it is so ladened with "non-stimulating" pork and spending that people who would be eager to support a growth stimulating bill cannot do it?" Really. If this darned thing is so critical, what is all the non-critical stuff doing in it? Why couldn't they all come into the room, discuss the things they could all agree on, and do it? Do not tell me that there is nothing on which every last congressman down to the least experienced freshman, couldn't agree to and get behind 100%. There is, both sides are simply unwilling to let the politics go and do what it right for the country and what respects our constitution, history, and principles.
And so it goes...
I've heard it said, "Obama gives me hope."
I say, "Obama makes me hope... I hope the damage that is done can be undone in my lifetime. I used to hope his plans would work. I become more cynical, angry, and less inclined to participate each day that passes."
"Disenfranchised", doesn't even begin to describe it. A cabin in the woods has more appeal on a daily basis. Sell it all for whatever I can get. Buy a patch of dirt with some trees on it, build a place, and go there. To hell with the rest. Nothing I can do for them anyway. Too busy trying to see what they can get for nothing.
Everybody is all upset over what they've "lost" in the crash. "My retirement is 50% gone!"
Ayuh... lost the company's half of that sucker... and still more to lose. I never really "had" it anyway. It was just a piece of paper with some numbers on it. Fake. A house of cards, and it collapsed before I could sell it off.
What do I really have? House, car, truck, ATV, a few grand in cash, a handful of guns and a couple thousand rounds of ammunition. Enough to get what I need in a pinch. I live in the country... when things get real bad the scum from the cities is going to fan out because they're going to be killing each other in the street over bottled water, because when they turn on the faucet nothing is going to come out of it. They're heading south in droves out of the northeast when it happens. Not coming here. Nobody has much of anything anyway, except we're not letting anybody take it from us, by hook or crook.
"BUSH!!! We can't do any worse!"
We'll see... I hope I am wrong, but we'll see.