December 1, 2008

A COUNTRY AT RISK


We made it through the general election and then immediately were thrown into a state of uncertainty. What brought this about? The destructive behavior of power, greed and mismanagement. Our country is deeply in debt due to the war in Iraq, pork barrel projects, over spending, and now the bail out. Tax payers have to “take it on the chin” and bail out banks, Wall Street, Freddy Mac, Fannie May, and other corporate entities now begging for help. How rich is that; no pun intended. Where’s our bailout?

I am troubled by the HUGE mess our president elect will inherit. Regardless of your selection at the poles this past November, we all need to support him. No president has ever, or will ever satisfy everyone---that’s just human nature. But, to satisfy the masses is a good place to be. To strive for the good of the people is a quality I respond to.

Here’s another kick in the teeth---our elected officials allow foreign nations to buy U S real estate and invest in various other areas due to a “trade agreement.” As if free trade wasn’t enough, now the despicable scope of its reach is being exposed…We, as a country have foolishly trusted the very government we elected to keep us financially, economically and militarily sound. A mistake we must never make again!

Study your candidates and follow their job performance. After all, they go on a “pay-for-performance” basis when elected. Where we have failed is re-electing them when they haven’t provided for the country as expected. So now, we must vote informed and remove from office those who are self-serving and turn a deaf ear to their constituents.

Here’s a troubling paragraph from today’s Washington Post: The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials.

If you find this frightening---you should! Please take time to listen to this video…Remember, knowledge is power!

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a much better New Year! Until next year, thanks for visiting and remember; “in the worst of times, the job of a leader is to let his or her people know that there is a tomorrow.”~~Author Unknown

“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose.” ~~ Kahlil Gibran













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